Wet weather and our ageing cars have led to an increase in the number of breakdowns on Irish roads.
New figures from the AA show there's been an 11% increase in the number of call outs to broken-down vehicles in October, compared to September.
There was also a 27% increase in the number of call outs to motorists with engine problems.
Conor Faughnan from the AA said damp or very wet weather can affect a car's electric systems and result in failure to start.
"If you want to make sure you're not a victim of this, try to keep the car in helter, if that's possible for you," he said.
"Make sure the battery is in good condition - and get the car serviced. If it's one of those things you're been putting on the long finger, it's really not a good idea, and it does mean the car is quite likely to let you down in poor weather."