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Car battery: which one to choose?

The central part of your vehicle, the battery is an element that must be chosen carefully. Discover our selection to buy an efficient and durable battery. To guide you, we explain what criteria to take into account.

The car battery is an essential element to ensure the proper functioning of your vehicle. However, it can be difficult to choose the right battery for your needs and budget.

Our selection of automobile batteries:

For perfect maintenance of your vehicle, we have selected different products to optimize your car battery. You will find what you are looking for in this selection:

Varta batteries

Battery Lightning

Bosch battery

Tudor batteries

How to choose the right car battery?

Dimensions : it is essential to know the dimensions of your battery. If the new battery is larger than the old one, it will not be possible to fit it. Usually the dimensions are indicated on the box. If not, simply measure the length, width and height of it. Some vehicles have a little leeway, but the ideal is to respect the dimensions.

Power : The battery power is the starting power, it is measured in amperes. It depends on the current supplied at start-up to start the motor. This is a very important criterion, especially if your vehicle is old or if you live in a cold region. If you are hesitating between two models, it is advisable to choose the more powerful model.

Battery capacity : This is the amount of electrical energy that the battery can provide during normal use, it is calculated in ampere-hours. The larger the capacity, the more powerful the battery power will be.

The voltage : It is important to find out beforehand, because there are two voltage categories: 12V batteries or 24V models. For a car, you must most often choose 12V.

Technology : For several years, vehicles have been equipped with Start and Stop technology and there are special batteries. In fact, Start and Stop batteries are specifically designed for vehicles equipped with this particularly energy-intensive technology.

The brand : We recommend three brands that have been the best for years: Varta, Bosch, Tudor and Fulmen. They are recognized for their quality and their support in the event of a problem with a product. If you have a very recent car or one that is equipped with a certain number of electronic options, choose a high-end battery.

Car battery (FAQ)

How do you know if the car battery is dead and when to change it?

There are several signs that your car battery may be dead or dying. First of all, when the car Do not start when you turn the key or press the start button, it is a first indicator. Then, if the lights are weak or do not light up, this is a bad sign. Same thing if the radio and electrical accessories do not work not correctly, this may be a sign that the battery is low or dead. Finally, if your car battery has more than 4-5 ansit is possible that it is at the end of its life and must be replaced.

How long does a car battery last?

The average lifespan of a battery is between 4 and 5 years old.

What is the average selling price of a car battery?

It’s hard to answer precisely to this question, because there are a lot of batteries on the market with characteristics very specific. As a general rule, count several tens of euros several hundred euros to purchase. The price of the battery will actually depend on the type of battery.

Connecting and recharging a battery with a charger or booster extends its lifespan?

These two products fulfill very different roles. The battery booster is a good solution in case the vehicle does not would not startbecause the battery is discharged. It will provide starting assistance to the car. Be careful though, the booster will not completely recharge the battery. You can also use jumper cables.

This is where the charger comes into action. The battery charger will be used if your vehicle don’t ride often or that on short trips. The charger will therefore participate in the proper maintenance of the battery and therefore, ultimately, extend its lifespan.

Is it useful to disconnect a battery and turn it off?

You should know that even when a battery is not used, the latter will discharge and cause the battery voltage to drop to zero. This is due in particular to residual current losses. If you plan not to use your car for a while, it is worth unplug it to avoid any unpleasant surprises when restarting the vehicle.

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