Is your car battery ready for action and properly equipped for the winter? Get it checked by our experts.
Get your battery checked and validated
Have you any idea about the current state of your battery?
Well, you're not alone. Most drivers probably do not give it a thought until they have a breakdown or their vehicle refuses to start. However, if you have a battery check performed regularly at one of our workshops, we will always replace it when necessary. The benefit here is quite clear; it's better to spend a few minutes having a top-quality product fitted rather than waiting hours for the breakdown service to arrive.
Winter leaves our experts cold.
As soon as the weather turns cold you can hear and see it everywhere: Stuttering starters and stranded vehicles. A weak battery is usually the cause of the problem, as a result of chemical processes slow down at low temperatures and greater frictional resistance occurring in the engine. That's terrible news for any starter battery; particularly when the alternator is not operating.
As if that were not enough, modern vehicles are fitted with ever more demanding electronic equipment – from start/stop systems right through to a variety of electrical loads. Battery and electronics is increasingly becoming the domain of experts.
We would therefore, advise drivers never to change the battery themselves unless they have the necessary technical knowledge. It is always best to leave maintenance and replacement to the experts at our workshops. And yeah, that goes for summers too.
Jump-starting your car battery.
Starting assistance can give a boost to weary batteries. But before you connect your car to another vehicle there are a few important points to consider:
The rated voltage of both batteries must be the same (e.g. 12 V). There must not be any contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles. After switching off all electrical equipment, connect the red jump lead to the positive post of the flat battery and then to that of the full battery. Then connect the black cable to the negative post of the full battery before connecting the other end to a metal surface in the engine compartment of the vehicle with the flat battery. Important: Never connect it to the negative post of the flat battery as otherwise there would be an acute risk of explosion.
Only after you have followed through with this process, should you attempt to start the vehicle.