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Frequently Asked Questions

When do car batteries fail?

Cold weather is known to slow down the chemical reactions that generate electricity in batteries.

Continuous high operating temperatures can also lead to reduced battery life. (Engine Compartment)

Charging systems are faulty. (Alternator/Regulator)

When the battery reaches end of life cycle.

What are important things to remember when handling a battery?

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Wear the correct safety gear or simply let the professionals do it for you.

How would I know when to replace my car battery?

You might need to consider replacing your battery if:

  • End of useful life cycle has been reached.
  • Your battery seems to lose power quickly in cold weather and not holding its charge
  • When you try to start the vehicle and the engine swings sluggish and takes longer than normal to start

What is over charge?

When the battery is charged for longer than required. The result is normally over temperature and excessive water and electrolyte loss and ultimately buckled and distorted plates.

Can Car batteries explode?

Yes, so rather leave it to the trained professionals.

What is the “Shelf Life” of my car battery without use?

6-8 weeks between freshening charges.

Why does my battery start the car sometimes and sometimes not?

  • State of charge due to short distances traveled
  • Loose connections
  • End of life cycle
  • Faulty starter
  • Dead or faulty cell or cells

What is the difference between deep-cycle and normal batteries?

Deep Cycle batteries have less but thicker plates in each cell to endure deeper discharge cycles. A deep cycle battery provides a steady amount of current over a long period of time, high RC (RESERVE CURRENT) and lower CCA (COLD CRANKING AMPS), so it’s perfect for the caravan, or UPS.