Every car needs a battery. A typical car battery is enclosed in plastic and contains lead plates submerged in reservoirs of water and sulphuric acid, which allows for electricity to be conducted.
The function of your battery:
Power your car’s engine and supplies electrical energy to your starter, lighting, heating, electric windows and sound system, among others. A battery also functions to stabilise and regulate power output to your vehicle, so energy is not wasted or dispersed unevenly.
Regular maintenance of your battery is very important to give it extra drive and increase battery life! If adequately maintained, a battery should last approximately 2 to 5 years.
There are 2 types of car batteries:
1. Low maintenance
2. Maintenance free:
- Longer life.
- Faster recharging.
- Greater overcharge resistance.
- Reduced terminal corrosion.
- Longer shelf life.
Choosing the right battery
Choose a battery that is manufacture recommended to suit the voltage output of your charging system and its application. Tip: Its always a good idea to replace your battery with the original brand of battery or with a reputable brand.
- Dirty and corroded terminals keep power from flowing freely to the engine.
- Non-sealed battery cells should be regularly checked and if needed, filled with distilled water.
- Secure the battery in its housing – vibrations can damage the battery plates.
- A battery should not be left to stand dormant without being charged.
- Check if your headlights are off when not driving– they will drain the battery’s power.
- If the vehicle’s battery light comes on, too much power is being used. Turn off all your electricity-draining accessories (e.g. air conditioning) and head for your nearest Tyrezone Fitment Centre.
Our Tyrezone Branches stock a wide range of top quality, low maintenance and maintenance free batteries. The superior brands we fit include Exide, Willard and Sabat.