Free Battery Check
Is your car battery doing its job ? .....'well yes of course it is` most of us think - the car starts, the stereo, air conditioning and headlights etc work so it must be in tip top condition....or is it ? ....
Most of us are guilty to some extent of taking for granted the role our battery plays - the fact that we unlock the car in the morning, turn the key or press the button, everything springs in to life and off we go to work, school or wherever we have to regardless of the time of year or temperature.
The battery is a very clever piece of equipment. Not only does it provide enough 'cranking power` to turn your engine over, it also creates its own power when the engine is running meaning not only does it create electricity, it accumulates electricity.
The basic function that your car battery performs is to create a flow of electrons capable of supplying and powering every electrical requirement of your vehicle. It performs this function by way of a chemical reaction.
This is made possible by passing an electrical charge through a mixture of metal ‘plates` covered with both lead and lead oxide bathed in a chemical solution composed of approximately 64% distilled water and 36% acid. This in turn creates a flow of electrical power - enough to ’crank` or turn your engine over. Accompanied by appropriate combustion of fuel / air mix, this enables the engine to start.
Once the engine is started, the fuel system takes over and keeps the engine running. The alternator then takes over the responsibilities, allowing your cars battery a chance to recharge itself by reversing the chemical reaction within.
It is of paramount importance as a motorist to respect the functions that your battery has to perform bearing in mind the fact that your cars alternator and charging system are designed to keep your cars battery fully charged once it has reached a fully charged state (i.e not discharged or ‘flat`).
For example, leaving your cars lights on when the engine is not running will dramatically reduce the efficiency of your battery, it could also have an impact on the lifespan.
We appreciate the importance of battery function at Preseli Tyres and the impact poor battery performance can have on your winter so contact us for your free battery and battery charging system check and we will make it our priority to keep you motoring safely this winter so click here to contact Preseli Tyres for all of your battery needs or feel free to call us on 01267 236638.
Thank you for visiting our battery page, we look forward to speaking to you.