Battery replacement

Why does my battery need to be changed?

A fully charged battery supplies around 12.6 volts. If this falls to 12.0 volts, the power supplied drops from around 100% to around 25%.

 

What happens if it's not changed?

Sludge builds up in the bottom of the case and can short the cell out. Deep discharges, heat, vibration, over-charging, under-charging or non-use all speed up the ageing process. In the end, if not replaced the battery will fail, and one day your car won't start.

 

What do we do?

We check the battery's ability to hold its charge. We may need to replace the battery if it's not holding a charge, or look at why it's not charging when you drive.

 

How often does it need to be checked?

At every service.

Benefits of having your battery changed.

  1. Peace of mind knowing your battery is holding its charge and will start reliably.
  2. We test your battery using a Volkswagen special tool which verifies if your battery is in order. Our technician will also advise you if the battery should be replaced.

 

 

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