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    Default I'm a right numpty!!

    The screen wash ran out a week ago & I didn't have any more so thinking its getting warmer & sub zero temperatures are done for another 8 months, I topped up with plain old water. This was my first mistake as by Monday I was without washers!! and this lead to my second mistake!... Having parked up at work, I was so preoccupied with trying to get enough snow together to clear the windscreen that I didn't hear the buzzer going off telling me I'd left my lights on. Nor did i notice the lights twinkling away in the sunshine as I walked out of the car park and off to work.

    9 hours later as I rounded the corner if the car park I noticed my tail lights were on and to my horror the battery was flat as a fart! After 45 mins of being connected to the recovery truck's battery, the car, still wouldn't start and so I had to give up and accept the fact that I'd be going home on a low loader. Its amazingly hard to find someone with a new battery between the hours of 7:30pm & 8am but I managed it I the end, in exchange for almost £90!!

    moral to this story, don't use plain old water in your washers and if you have to leave your lights on, make sure you notice during normal office hours so its easier to put right.

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    lol bad day lol

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    Good read that mate, abit of a DOH moment i gather haha.. glad its sorted

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    You shouldn't use plain water in the screen wash bottle anyway, no matter how warm the weather. The plain water isn't able to kill off legionnaires disease like screenwash additives can:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10293519

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    Oh dear lesson learned I think

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