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A DETAILED GUIDE TO CAR BATTERIES

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A DETAILED GUIDE TO CAR BATTERIES

Car batteries are a necessary element of a car’s engine, but what does it do? What can you do if it fails?

When you need to buy a car battery, it can become a hurdle – the difference in battery sizes and power ratings, not knowing if your old one is rechargeable, safety concerns about leaky batteries and so much more. But these are some of the different challenges that this article addresses, So read this guide attentively to save yourself the stress time, and money!

An employee carrying out electrical diagnosis on a client’s vehicle at the emporium

WHAT IS A CAR BATTERY?

Car batteries provide the power to run your car – From starting up and maintaining all of the systems that keep it running. Its main purpose is to provide an electric current to the vehicle. It sends power from the starter motor to the sparks plugs, igniting your car’s fuel, while also giving other systems power.

FUNCTIONS OF A CAR BATTERY

A car battery is designated to store electrical energy and power which is needed to make the starter ignite and will keep your vehicles running. If you’re thinking about opting for a new or used car, one important hurdle to clear is whether or not your chosen vehicle has an appropriate battery installed to meet the needs of the engine. Likewise, If you want to replace your vehicle’s battery, you want to ensure that the battery you are replacing with meets the power voltage requirements of the vehicle.

BATTERY/ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT

It’s not uncommon for a battery to fail when an alternator stops working. This happens because when the battery is completely drained, its effect is reduced sooner than expected. You should endeavor to test the charging system of your vehicle and the battery capacity using a multimeter tester. If it is the case that the charging system test shows you that the alternator is okay, but the battery is not working effectively, the battery should be replaced but before you buy any battery, here is what you need to know and if the results of the multimeter test indicate otherwise or if the alternator is suspected of having an intermittent problem, then the alternator should be replaced to avoid future damages.

NB: multimeter reading of below 12 KVs shows that the battery is functioning below par/

SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT LEAKY BATTERIES

The electrolyte (the watery liquid) also called acid, in a battery is corrosive and can burn skin or eyes, eat holes in clothing, or even corrode a concrete floor. Batteries emit hydrogen gas, which is flammable. It ignites easily and can cause a fire or explosion if allowed to accumulate in a small area. Knowing the imminent danger this poses, as can be seen during an event of sparks fly due to jumper cables that are attached to a car battery. For this reason and other dangerous occurrences, it is advised that you contact your battery service provider immediately you notice this default with your car battery.

THE RIGHT BATTERY FOR YOUR CAR

There are many factors to consider and choices to make when you want to purchase a new car battery, but with all the different battery sizes, specifications, and types on the market it can be hard to tell what’s actually worth spending your money on. But don’t worry! Dimaps battery has all the information you need in order to find an affordable car battery without jeopardizing the performance of your car.

Find in the below table the appropriate battery for your vehicle

BATTERY SIZECAR BRANDS
36ahHonda city
45ahHonda city, Honda crv, Toyota Yaris
62ahToyota matrix, Honda bulldog, corolla
75ahToyota Rav 4, Honda element, Honda pilot
75ahNissan Quest, Sienna,kia cerrato,lexus370
80ahToyota 4 runner, infinity jeep, Lexus 570
90ahHummer jeep, Toyota land cruiser
100ah     Mercedes Benz E350, C350, Range Rover sport

FIG: Table showing few car brands and their recommended car battery sizes

CONCLUSION

We showed you some of the best ways to maintain your car batteries and how to avoid damages, as well as best batteries to replace on your vehicle. Still of you have further questions or needs, feel free to get in touch, we are here to serve you.

Dimaps battery is a company that deals with sales and installation of car batteries. In addition to this, we perform electrical diagnosis on all vehicles, offer suggestions on the best possible replacement for your car battery, and help you make the best battery buying decision. We have been in operation since 1971 and have serviced thousands of customers, big and small.

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