The AA has issued advice to motorists on how to stop their cars from getting flat batteries in the cold weather.
AA spokesman Darron Burness said:
The main problem is flat or failed batteries, as the car's electrical system has to work much harder in the cold.
When you get in your car, switch off all the electrics before starting it - for example, blowers, lights and heated windscreen - and dip the clutch while starting to take some of the load off the starter motor and, in turn, the battery.
Temperatures are expected to drop everywhere over the weekend, with snow and wintry showers expected in Scotland and down the east coast.
After unseasonably mild weather over the past few weeks it looks like there might be snow over the coming few days.