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Breakdown reason no.1: Car battery. Hit the road with the Volkswagen Genuine Battery.

More and more 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.

  • Reliable energy.


Product information.

Your Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery supplies precisely the quantity of energy that your Volkswagen needs. For environmentally friendly functions like the start-stop system. And for more convenience due to auxiliary heating, radio and everything that makes your journey even more pleasant and even nicer.

7 things you are sure not to have known about your battery.

Breakdown reason no. 1.

According to breakdown statistics provided by the ADAC, batteries are the most frequent cause of breakdowns.

The heart of vehicle electrical systems.

Start-stop system, auxiliary heating or recuperation - a 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.

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.

Your energy level at a glance. In good shape with a high acid level.

You can see whether your battery is alright from its acid indicator if it was manufactured after 2009. Can you see black? This is a good sign here. Is the display bright yellow? Head off to your Volkswagen Service Centre.

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 year. 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 Volkswagen 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.

Volkswagen Genuine Batteries. Reliable energy and more performance thanks to a higher than average lead content and top-quality materials: That's our Volkswagen Genuine Starter Batteries. The maintenance-free genuine batteries are the best replacement for your Volkswagen should you need one.

Genuine Lead-calcium Starter Battery.

Maximum energy, high cold start reliability, low water consumption and an increased service life - the Volkswagen Genuine Lead Calcium Starter Batteries are a standard feature in all models that do not have a start-stop system.

Genuine Start-Stop EFB Battery.

Are you driving a Volkswagen with the automatic start-stop function? With its high cycle stability and improved charging capacity, the Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery with EFB storage system really shines - it's the perfect choice for frequent engine restarts.

Genuine Start-Stop Starter AGM Battery.

The Volkswagen Genuine Battery with AGM energy storage system will guarantee a powerful start to your Volkswagen equipped with a brake energy regeneration system. This AGM battery covers the highest energy requirement of modern vehicles and will win you over with its extremely long service life.

Give your car a jump start. It'll be ready to go again in 5 steps.

You can always rely on your well-maintained Volkswagen starter battery. Are things running a little less smoothly for your neighbour? Here's how you can quickly and easily perform a jump start.

3 brief tips for a long battery life. More energy for longer and no trembling in winter: Get even more from your battery now.

Clean is safe.

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

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.

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.



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.

Full power for the environment. Want to do something for the environment? Many Volkswagen models will help you here with functions like the start-stop system or brake energy regeneration, recuperation, for short. Prerequisite: a strong starter battery.


Regain your braking 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 at every red traffic light.

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 60 miles (100 km) in urban driving. Prerequisite: a battery that is particularly cycle-proof - i.e. remains efficient even with frequent charging and discharging.

The Vehicle Check.

Reassurance in no time at all.

We check your Volkswagen from the engine to the brakes - also in the Dialogue Reception. The result: Excellent value preservation and of course, the reassuring feeling of being safe on the road.