Car Batteries at ATS Euromaster
Battery failure is a common cause of vehicle breakdown, with 60,000 roadside recovery call-outs a year from battery failure. There are a number of reasons why a battery could fail, including extreme weather conditions, the car being left for long periods the age of the battery and commonly, motorists accidentally leaving their lights on.
When buying a new car battery it’s important to make sure you’re getting exactly the right type of battery for your car; buying a battery with a lower capacity rating than recommended for that vehicle can result in poor performance, and if you end up with a battery from the wrong group size, it might not match up to your car’s terminal locations.
Car batteries and leisure batteries (the types used in caravans) look similar, but are not interchangeable and give off energy in different ways. A car battery is designed to give off a large amount of voltage immediately whereas leisure batteries slowly release energy at a consistent rate. As such it's a bad idea to use a car battery as a leisure battery and vice versa!