The anatomy of a battery

Of the myriad of commercial vehicle (CV) components, the humble battery is possibly one of the most difficult to evaluate in terms of its quality, as visually, whether premium or substandard, they all look virtually identical. However, with batteries, the phrase “you get what you pay for” is particularly pertinent, because it’s what’s in the case that makes all the difference.
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You have fitted a new battery, but have you told the car?

There was a time when it was a simple old one out, new one in task. But replacing the battery on a modern vehicle is now much more involved. It is absolutely essential the battery on newer vehicles is replaced with one of the correct specification. If a vehicle is fitted with an AGM Start-Stop battery then the replacement must also be AGM Start-Stop. The same applies to EFB specification products. The fitter also needs to tell the vehicle what has been done.
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