No more winter woes

Batteries from Hella

Published:  24 January, 2016

Winter months have traditionally placed far more pressure on a vehicle electrical system and the battery in particular. Today's modern cars now have twice as many electric motors, systems and technologies than a decade ago including electric seats, power windows, electric handbrake and most recently, stop/start technology. All place far more pressure on the electrical system and ultimately on the battery.

The top five causes of winter breakdown are engine problems, tyres and mechanical issues but at the top of the list by far are battery issues amounting to 18% of all causes of a breakdown, this means that 1 in 4 vehicles are at risk of a battery failure this winter.

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