How to Pick a Battery for Your Vehicle
All of us know the feeling of being late because our car won’t start because the battery died usually before important occasions like being late for work, or right before a big test in school and etc. It’s almost as if the battery knew we are running late and decided to stop working, and now we are stuck on the side of the road waiting for a kind hearted person with jump start cables.
A battery is one of the most important components in a vehicle, because choosing the right one can affect the vehicles performance. In the past few years the battery became even more significant because more electric depending systems has been added to our modern vehicles like: electric windows, multimedia systems, navigational systems and more, all of those depend on functioning of the battery. This dependence of those systems in the battery can cause each battery failure to result in a total shutdown of the vehicle and for us to start looking for the closest place where we can replace our battery for a reasonable price.
Before you take your car to the closet garage, you should open the hood of your car and check
How Can I Know If The Battery Died?
In some cases the battery isn’t the source of the problem that our car won’t start. Before you decide to replace the battery it’s important to locate the source of the problem. As a driver it’s important to make sure the reason the car won’t start isn’t related to something we’ve done wrong: making sure our vehicle is on P while starting the engine, typing the right alarm code and more.
Sometimes the reason the car won’t start isn’t related to the battery but to the alternator which charges it, it’s possible that an old alternator band was ripped or maybe there is a problem with the vehicle’s immobilizer, regardless of the reason it’s always best to consult with a trustworthy professional like a mechanic or a vehicle electrician. If you aren’t familiar with any, you are more than welcomed to contact our client service in Israel where you could get help in finding the problem and be directed to the closest distributor to you.
A battery that’s about to malfunction usually gives warning signs like: taking a longer time than usual to start the engine, blinking lights in the dashboard. Another mark to look out for is the battery service life ( 2-3.5 years for gasoline cars and 1.5-3 years for diesel cars) it’s important to look on the top side of the battery where you could find its production date, if it’s over 3 years you definitely have grounds to believe the battery has died.
Which battery is best suited for my vehicle?
If it was confirmed that the battery has died, we must choose the best way for us to change our battery and replace it effetely. You may choose to purchase a battery and replace it independently which is not recommended because this process requires caution and experience, the recommended way is to purchase a battery from a certified car electrician or a manufacturer licensed garage.
When you go to a trustworthy professional you should make sure the length of the warranty and who provides it, the importer or the business itself. For example VOLTA provides the warranty for all of the batteries we sell in Israel nationwide
After we arrived to the trustworthy business, how can we know which battery is the right one for us?
It's important to consider a few criteria's:
Because the battery has a high effect on the engine’s function it’s recommended to not settle for nether of the criterias, but in the end of the day what matters is purchasing the battery that is right for your vehicle and obviously for you.