how to change a car battery
How long is Halfords battery warranty?
All car batteries sold by Halfords come with a 3-year, 4-year or 5-year warranty and the specific length for your chosen battery will be printed on a label on the battery itself. Battery guarantees cover any manufacturing defects that arise within the guarantee period and aren’t transferable between vehicles.
What are the factors that affect the life of a car battery?
There are several factors that can affect a car battery lifespan including temperature extremes, taking regular short trips, long periods of inactivity, vibrations from rough journeys and the number of electronic devices like sat navs and smartphones that join you on your drives.
How much parasitic drain does a car have?
Most cars experience a parasitic drain of 20-50mA when they’re parked and not in use. As an example, let’s assume that you have a fully charged 70Ah starter battery installed in your car and your parasitic drain is about 50mA. This would give you roughly 60 days of discharge before the battery is completely flat (10.5V).
How to tell if car battery is going bad?
First is the most obvious one: the battery warning light on your dashboard. If that’s illuminated, then your car’s detected an issue of some kind and it’s time to get it checked.
What causes a battery to degrade?
The main causes of degradation in lead-acid batteries are corrosion, active material loss ( where the active lead on the plates depletes) and sulphation.
What is an electric car battery made of?
Just like batteries in smartphones and computers, an electric car battery is made of lithium-ion which means they can degrade over time.
How long do electric cars last?
Having said that, an electric car battery will still be providing at least 70 per cent of its capacity even after 200,000, suggesting that they should last for 10 years on average.
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