Your battery is a key component in your vehicle and is used to power all the electronic systems in your car. The battery itself is recharged by the alternator, which in turn is activated by the timing belt.
Like any battery though, with regular use or extreme conditions like freezing weather (or leaving the lights on by accident) it can quickly go flat or show signs of wear and reduced efficiency. When this happens, you’ll need to look at replacing the battery. Please contact us with the make and model of your car and we will find a range of batteries to suit your car and budget. Please see our range of batteries below
With 24 references covering more than 95% of the European fleet, the Eurorepar range of batteries is designed to satisfy the needs of the market, providing the right level of power and ensuring a suitably long service life.
With 7 references, covering over 90% of vehicles currently in circulation in Europe, the Eurorepar Stop & start batteries range has been developed to respond to the needs of the market.
Within the next few years, around 90% of all newly manufactured cars will have built-in start-stop technology, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions by switching off idle engines. But supporting start-stop technology this is just one of the tasks of the battery. As cars are equipped with more and more power-consuming items – such as satnav, DVD screen and Smartphone interface, a robust energy supply has to be in place. And that´s a task conventional SLI batteries are simply not able to fulfill.
Lead Acid Leisure Batteries
Lead acid leisure batteries are the most popular selling battery types. They can be very reasonably priced but you need to careful of the quality your purchasing. Most lead acid leisure battery types are sealed units these days so are completely maintenance free but many people get confused with the word "maintenance". The sealed batteries cannot be topped up with fluid but they do need to be charged regularly (maintained).
All batteries have their pros and cons. The pros with lead acid batteries are that they are very reasonably priced and come in many different sizes and ah (ampere hour rating). The new dual purpose leisure range of batteries are becoming more popular and we highly recommend them simply due to their strong plate design. The cons, they take longer to recharge and they should never be drained less than 30% of their capacity, so you never really get the full use out of the battery. Also you should always charge them at least once a month when not in use.
Agm Leisure Batteries
Agm (absorbed glass mat) leisure batteries are the latest deep cycle technology product. Inside the battery, the electrolyte is held in place by a fibreglass material. This makes the battery non-spillable, completely sealed and maintenance free. These Agm battery types can be drained as low as 10% of their capacity and charge very fast. You will need a charger that an Agm setting for these battery types. The price is slightly higher than lead acid but they do come with longer warranties and if looked after correctly, can last a long time.
These are very popular now on motorhomes with under seat fitment.
Gel Leisure Batteries
Gel batteries are less popular for general public use, mainly due to their high price. They have excellent deep cyclic ratings and can be drained almost completely. These batteries are used in many hospital equipment as they do not emit any gases whilst in use or on charge..
ALTERNATOR AND THE CHARGING SYSTEM
An alternator is the car battery's charging system. It supplies electrical power for things like the ignition, radio, air conditioning, power windows, and other electrical systems in your automobile. A voltage regulator monitors the car battery's charge and tells the alternator when to supply battery power.