Vehicle Batteries from Bosch – The Driving Force
Have you any idea about the current state of your battery? Most drivers don’t give it a thought until they have a breakdown or their car refuses to start. The amount of electrical equipment used in cars and new technologies such as start/stop systems or braking energy recovery is ever increasing and demands high-performance batteries.
One in three breakdowns on our roads are the result of a defective starter battery. The experts at Bosch Car Service Centres are only too aware of the fact that the cheapest alternative is not always the best choice. Certain vehicles even need special batteries such as the S5 EFB and S6 AGM start/stop models from Bosch, which provide far more power – even after a high number of charging cycles and in any weather conditions.
At our workshops, Bosch Car Service relies on the innovative technology and top-quality standards offered by Bosch batteries. They were all developed specifically to meet the requirements of different types of vehicle and so ensure your car always has plenty of power available – to say nothing of the highest possible levels of quality, safety and reliability.
Why is the battery check so important?
Batteries don’t last forever and can leave you stranded when they give up on you. The best solution is to have a regular battery check performed at a Bosch Car Service workshop. It makes more sense to spend a few minutes in the service centre than to wait around for a breakdown service to turn up.
What is the leading cause of breakdowns?
Batteries aren’t always the problem. Other components may also be the cause of failure. In other words: Replacing the battery will not automatically solve the problem if your vehicle refuses to start. So, it is advisable to look into other possible causes to avoid yet another trip to the service centre – this saves time, money and any amount of bother.
What are the most common causes of failure?
One of the main reasons for battery failure is so-called exhaustive discharge. In this process, the entire capacity is drawn off at once. The damage to the battery in this condition may be considerable depending on the length of time for which the vehicle is not driven.
Common flat battery causes:
- Consequences: Loss of power, re-charging not possible, substantial curtailment of service life.
- Short circuit in the electrical system
- Leaving the vehicle lights switched on
- Auxiliary heating
- Defective alternator
- Defective alternator regulator
- Control unit fault
- Retrofitting of electrical equipment
- Fitting of incorrect battery
- Short journeys