REVEALED: The time you're most likely to get a flat battery

IF YOU got into the car to head off to work this morning only to find it wouldn't start, you're not alone. 

Queensland's peak motoring body has revealed Monday was the most likely day to get stuck with a flat battery.

In the past year RACQ patrols were most frequently called to jump start car batteries on Mondays, between 7am and 12pm.

More than 21,880 battery issues were reported during the time. 

RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding said not driving a car for a period of time was the primary cause of a flat battery.

"Flat batteries are generally the result of the car being left stationary, when someone's away on a trip, or uses public transport instead of the car," he said.

Mr Spalding said RACQ had been called to jump start 273,047 Queensland vehicles in the past year.

"We'd recommend motorists act on early signs of poor battery performance because a sluggish car start can be a sign the battery is nearing the end of its life," he said.

"Don't wait until you have to call for help - arrange for an inspection of your battery as soon as you notice an issue.

"When you park your car check to make sure all internal lights are off, accessories are disabled, and the door is properly closed."



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