The MOT Specialists
Your vehicles battery is the heart of the vehicle. Vehicle batteries are needed to power all the electrical accessories, the starter motor, the ignition system and the STOP/START
technology which is in most modern vehicles today.
Vehicles have evolved and the electrical demand on the batteries has risen by 50% in the last 12 years. It is important to have a high quality battery on your vehicle. We have a choice of the best vehicle battery brands on the market.
Batteries are only covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, this does not include any user error or misuse. Each manufacturer have their own type of warranty from 1 year - 5 years, please check with the manufacturer on their warranty T&C’s.
Buying a vehicle battery has been made simple for you, just call in or phone Station Garage Liphook with your vehicle details.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF CAR BATTERIES
The most popular batteries on the market are a wet flooded battery type. These batteries use lead plates and contain liquid electrolyte. Flooded batteries are reasonably priced and usually last between 2 - 5 years.
AGM Batteries (Absorbent Glass Mat) use a separator consisting of fibreglass between the plate and wrappers to hold the electrolyte in place with capillary action.
Combining the lead plates, electrolyte, and fibre glass separation fibres in a confined space AGM batteries create a physical bond by way of capillary action. Similar to how water creeps up a towel when it is put in a bathtub the capillary action holds the liquid inside the glass matting, making the AGM Battery spill proof if it is ever exposed. These batteries are very popular now on many Start Stop vehicles.
Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB), are a hybrid type of battery of Wet Flooded and AGM. EFB batteries are an enhanced version of standard wet-flooded technology. This type of batteries should not be confused with standard flooded or AGM batteries. The primary benefits of EFB technology are improved charge acceptance and greater cyclic durability when operating in a reduced state of charge.