Is your car battery ready for action and properly equipped for the winter? You can have it checked at a Bosch Car Service workshop. And if necessary we will replace it straight away with a new one and make sure the old one is disposed of properly.
Have you any idea about the current state of your battery? Most drivers probably do not give it a thought until they have a breakdown or their vehicle refuses to start. But if you have a battery check performed regularly at one of our workshops, we will always replace it when necessary. Advantage: It is better to spend a few minutes having a top quality Bosch product fitted rather than waiting hours for the breakdown service to arrive.
As soon as the weather turns cold your can hear and see it everywhere: Stuttering starters and stranded vehicles. A weak battery is usually the cause of the problem, as chemical processes slow down at low temperatures and greater frictional resistance occurs in the engine. Bad news for any starter battery – particularly when the alternator is not operating.
As if that were not enough, modern vehicles are fitted with ever more demanding electronic equipment – from start/stop systems right through to a variety of electrical loads. Which means that car batteries are increasingly becoming the domain of experts. And so we would urgently advise drivers never to change the battery themselves unless they have the necessary technical knowledge. It is always best to leave maintenance and replacement to the experts at our workshops – both in summer and winter.
A helping hand for weary batteries
Starting assistance can give a boost to weary batteries. But before you connect up your car to another vehicle there are a few important points to consider:
The rated voltage of both batteries must be the same (e.g. 12 V). There must not be any contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles. After switching off all electrical equipment, connect the red jump lead to the positive post of the flat battery and then to that of the full battery. Then connect the black cable to the negative post of the full battery before connecting the other end to a metal surface in the engine compartment of the vehicle with the flat battery. Important: Never connect it to the negative post of the flat battery as otherwise there would be an acute risk of explosion. Only then should you attempt to start the vehicle.
Our expert advice
If you want to look after your vehicle battery, avoid exhaustive discharge if at all possible, press the clutch when starting the engine and switch off any unnecessary electrical equipment. We recommend removing the battery before taking a car out of service for a lengthy period of time. Another important piece of advice: Store your battery in a cool, dry place - it prefers the cold. Further advice can be found in our Battery Guide.
Bosch Car Service - the car experts. This is the right address for outstanding service quality for your car. Whether you are looking for advice, repair or service work we can offer the full package - coupled with the unique expertise of Bosch, the world's leading original equipment supplier for virtually all makes.
The experts from Bosch Car Service are equipped to deal with the latest automotive technology in vehicles of all makes and keep them in perfect working order. And so your car is always in the best possible hands and your manufacturer’s warranty is safe with us, when you take it to Bosch Car Service for maintenance and repair.
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