As the under-bonnet machinations of modern cars seem determined to foil the probing attempts of all but the most savvy of mechanical brains or the geekiest of IT bods, a greater number of drivers do little other than pop their hoods to check there’s actually something there.

This neglect can have a negative (sorry) effect on a key component amongst that maze of combustion engine, cables and pipes – the humble battery.

So, with the help of the RAC, this handy infographic guide will help you take charge (oh dear) of your vehicle’s needs and ensure your driving experience is a positive (I’ll stop now, I promise) one, and not one resigned to terminal (I lied – groans) decline.

Car Battery Maintenance Infographic

Car Battery Maintenance – An infographic by the RAC Breakdown Team’s Car Battery specialists.