Batteries

Batteries

Driver Assistance Systems ensure that you have a more convenient and environmentally responsible driving experience. The prerequisite is a strong starter battery that supplies your Volkswagen reliably with exactly the right quantity of energy.

Volkswagen Genuine Starter Batteries

Energy tailored exactly to your Volkswagen.
Your benefits
  • Custom-fit.

Supplies precisely the quantity of energy that your Volkswagen needs.

  • More performance.

Thanks to higher-than-average lead content and high-quality materials.

  • Constant energy.

Low self-discharge over the entire lifecycle.

 

Product information

Your Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery supplies precisely the quantity of energy that your Volkswagen needs, such as Start-Stop System to electronic systems such as radio, air-conditioning and everything else that makes your journey pleasant.

6 things you are sure not to have known about your battery

The heart of vehicle electrical systems

Start-stop system, auxiliary heating and recuperation, brake energy regeneration. The electrical systems in vehicles are becoming more and more complex and require batteries that are more cycle-proof.

Short journeys. More electricity

With short journeys, vehicles often consume more electricity than the alternator can recharge.

Always on

Safety functions and, for example, the anti-theft alarm system, coming home and leaving home functions require electricity even when your Volkswagen is switched off.

Shorter life

In very hot weather or given long idle times, the battery may self discharge, its lifetime thereby being reduced.

Heavy labour for your comfort

Ventilation, seat and auxiliary heating, infotainment - modern cars have long since ceased to use the battery merely for starting.

Energy for the environment

Start-stop system and recuperation (brake energy regeneration) make many Volkswagens more environmentally responsible - and need a cycle - proof battery that reliably produces peak performance.

Time for a change?

Long idle times, many short journeys: When it is time for a change depends on many factors. As a general rule, however, you should have your battery checked yearly, so that you can rely on your battery always.

Battery as a working part?

Your battery needs to be changed from time to time. Reason: Whenever the battery discharges, lead sulphate crystals, which reduce the electricity flow in the long term, form on the battery's lead plates. The more lead sulphate crystals have formed on the plate surfaces, the less capacity the battery has.

Time for a change?

Long idle times, many short journeys: When it is time for a change depends on many factors. As a general rule, however, you should have your battery checked every four years. Like this, you will be able to rely on it at all times.

Matter for experts

Safe for you yourself and your Volkswagen: Let trained specialists change your battery. Ultimately, many things need to be taken into account here: Battery acid is highly corrosive, escaped gases may explode and an incorrectly fitted battery will damage your Volkswagen.

Why does an incorrect battery cause damage?

Many Volkswagens have a battery energy management. Among other things, it detects the state of the battery and controls the vehicle's energy management. That works only if the battery is matched exactly to the vehicle and the system recognises it via a code. Otherwise, an unnecessary load may be placed on the battery or it may be over-discharged. This may give rise to permanent damage.

When was my battery manufactured?

Are you unsure how old your Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery is? No need to worry. You can read it off from the negative pole, where calendar week and year have been embossed.

Four brief tips for a long battery life

More energy for longer and no trembling in winter: Get even more from your battery now.

Keep active

Inactive batteries discharge, with lead sulphate being deposited on the lead plates and hindering the electricity flow. Battery capacity sinks. A maintainer keeps the battery active and prevents further deposits.

Clean is safe

Keep the battery clean and dry using an anti-static cloth. Moisture in the engine compartment may cause creep currents, draining energy from the battery.

Long-distance runner

On short journeys, your Volkswagen often needs more energy than the alternator can generate. The battery drains little by little. Drive longer distances on a regular basis to recharge it.

Extra charge

Too many short distances lower your battery's energy level journey after journey. Give your battery an additional charge.

Full power for the environment

Want to do something for the environment? Many Volkswagen models are equipped with functions like the start-stop system or brake energy regeneration.

Recuperation

Regenerates your brake energy.

When you slow down or brake, a part of your Volkswagen's kinetic energy is normally lost. A part of this energy is recovered through recuperation: It intentionally draws upon the alternator more strongly in this phase, thereby supplying the battery with more energy. The alternator converts the kinetic energy into electricity - like a bicycle dynamo. When the vehicle is accelerating, the alternator is drawn upon less or not at all. Reason: The vehicle now uses the energy that the battery has previously stored. That saves fuel and emissions.

Start-stop system

Saves fuel whenever traffic lights are red.

The start-stop system automatically switches the engine off and back on when you take your foot off the clutch or brake or depress it again. This enables you to consume up to 0.2 l less fuel for every 100 km in urban driving. Prerequisite: a battery that is particularly cycle-proof - i.e. remains efficient even with frequent charging and discharging.

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