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Free online resource supports battery replacement

By Mike Smith on January 24, 2020

Does a car ever enter the workshop where you can’t locate the battery? Are you seeing some start-stop cars with the start-stop system not working, but not certain why? Do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments on battery technology? The VARTA Battery World could help provide the answers to these questions.

The VARTA Battery World is an online library of How-To’s, Tips & Tricks, and best practice for battery testing and replacement. With easy to access step by step guides and videos, the VARTA Battery World is a useful resource for any workshop carrying out battery replacements, is totally free to access and there are no prerequisites to accessing any of the content.

With battery fitment getting more complex, installing a replacement battery on a new vehicle can take well over an hour. This is due to the increasing number of batteries being installed in difficult-to-reach places, such as under the seats or behind panels inside the cabin rather than beneath the bonnet. The number of steps to change a battery is therefore increasing, as removing seats and panels takes time and often diagnostic equipment is required for re-programming the battery to the Battery Management System (BMS). An example of a complex battery changeover is an Audi Q7, which has 28 steps to remove the old battery and install the new replacement battery, and takes 72 minutes!

There are also multiple lead acid battery technologies; as well traditional, conventional flooded batteries, there are also Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) and Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries and depending on the vehicle and whether it has a start-stop system or not will determine which technology to fit. The VARTA Battery World is here to help. It can be filtered by category, so if you want to find information specifically about start-stop vehicles and why an EFB or AGM is required, you can do so easily.

Alternatively you might want to access some information on battery testing and replacement, so you can apply a filter and access information on that topic.



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