Since the battery is crucial to starting your vehicle, a dead or weak battery means your vehicle won't start. 

If your vehicle makes a clicking noise instead of starting up, your battery may be dead or weak. When batteries die, it's usually because there is a weak or bad cell inside. A common cause of failure is someone forgetting to turn off the headlights. Did you know that everyday use can also wear down your battery?

A weak battery is unreliable and may take longer to start on frigid winter mornings. According to the "AA", a battery can lose 35% of its power at 32 F and 60% of its power at 0 F.

Have the battery tested at the beginning of the season to make sure it has enough cranking power to withstand the cold. To minimize strain, start the vehicle with the heater, lights and window defrosters turned off.