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Batteries are crucial to start and keep your vehicle running.


Storing energy which is used to start the engine and power its electrical equipment, such as headlights and satnav.

When purchasing new batteries, it as important to understand the best type of batteries and what to look for to ensure the best performance and longevity.

Batteries have two terminals, positive and negative, separated by battery chemicals that causes a reaction.

This process generates electricity, which is stored for later use.

Automotive batteries are usually lead-acid batteries, which use a mixture of lead and lead dioxide in the positive terminal and a sponge lead in the negative terminal.

The electrolyte solution in the battery contains sulfuric acid, which facilitates the chemical reaction.

When choosing a replacement battery, please consider factors such as the cold cranking amps (CCA), reserve capacity, and size.

CCA refers to the amount of power a battery can output in cold weather, to start the engine.

Reserve capacity is the amount of time the battery can continue to power electrical components if the alternator fails.

It's also important to ensure that the battery you choose is the correct size for your vehicle, if unsure please contact one of our experts.

When purchasing a high-quality battery, it's wise to take proper care of it.

This includes checking the tightness of the connections and regularly testing the battery's voltage.

Choosing the correct replacement battery will help ensure that your vehicle starts reliably and runs smoothly.

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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs


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Q: How often should I check my vehicle battery?

A: Experts recommend you check your vehicle battery at least every 6 months. This includes cleaning the terminals and top of the battery, checking the level of electrolyte and verifying the charge of the battery.

Q: What are some common issues that can affect vehicle batteries?

A: Common issues that can affect vehicle batteries include sulfation, corrosion, overcharging or discharging, over-tightening the terminals, extreme temperature, and vibration.

Q: How long do vehicle batteries typically last?

A: Vehicle batteries generally last between 3-5 years. The longevity of the battery can be affected by the environment, amount of charge, or age of the battery.


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