Battery Information

 

We Stock First Stop Branded Batteries

 

What is the importance of your First Stop Battery?

The main task of a battery is to provide the energy your engine needs to get going. It also supports other electronic devices of the car such as lights, radio, etc.. The better brand of battery, the longevity increases and and a higher quality of performance  over a number of years.

 

How to tell when something is wrong with the battery? What to look for:

If your car does not start or it is taking a long period of time, this indicates that there is a problem with your battery. Some cars come wit battery warning lights on the dashboard where the speedo is located or it is located nearby. If there is a problem with the battery, the sign will be red. This will need to be addressed immediately. You should contact United Tyres Ballyfermot as soon as you notice the problem.

 

How do you prevent battery problems? 

When the winter months set in, there’s a greater risk because your engine needs more energy to start and the performance of the battery drops at lower temperatures. And you also use more devices that need energy such as lights, windscreen wipers, windscreen heating, interior heating, fog lights, etc. This is why most battery problems occur during the winter season, that is when the battery is tested most.

To avoid problems with the battery, we recommend that you:

  • not leave the car parked with its lights or radio on.
  • avoid using cars for short distance trips only (the battery requires a 30-35 km trip to recharge the energy used to start the car).
  • Check the battery terminals for signs of corrosion (Make sure to disconnect battery before you decide to clean away corrosion or dirt particles from terminals)
  • If you have declared your car off the road due to taxation reasons, leave your battery in store for a recharge for a small fee.

 

 

How often should I change the battery?

The battery loses performance over time. Its lifetime depends on a number of factors and can be reduced by, for

example

, a lot of short trips. On average, the battery’s lifetime is about four-six years.

or

the cheaper the battery it will not last as long as a reputable branded battery.

 

 

Help, my battery’s empty. Now what do I do?

You need two things: the help of another car and jumper cables. Remember to connect positive to positive (Usually red to red)  and to keep the engine running on the car with the good battery. However, remember this is just a short-term solution. We advise you to visit the United Tyres Ballyfermot Shop as soon as your car has started again. We will assist you with professional help and advice on the best battery available at competitive prices.