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Highway Auto is a unique automotive business, it's where customers come first - Updated 11/07/2019
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FREE Vehicle Battery Service for Our Customers

We flag 'Battery Remaining Life' test for you because if your car won't start it will almost certainly be caused by a battery function and these events are many and varied. The modern automobile is more electric/electronic than mechanical therefore its the battery that plays the major role and is most likely to create reliability issues with the electronic components like the Electronic Control Units which control almost everything from brakes to steering.

Your Battery Will Let You Down. But When?

Your battery has many roles to play and the one that will cost you the most money to fix is the damage to electronic components caused by a battery approaching the end of its life. Here is how that happens: The battery acts as a buffer or safety valve to absorb naturally occurring voltage spikes. Visualise a lightning strike on a delicate electronic component, no second chance there! Take advantage of our FREE battery test, maintain reliability, feel safe and save some money.

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Does your car engine shut off at traffic lights?

And restart as you press the accelerator? You have a Stop Start battery system which was designed as an assist to reduce exhaust pollution. The down side to this is: Your environmental contribution comes at a cost. You are now locked into a more expensive and complex battery system which demands a special type of battery, fit a cheaper or incorrect one and it will only last a matter of weeks. You need to have the right battery, call us we are happy to advise you.

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Is Your Battery Crashing? Catch the Early Warning Signals.

Symptoms of a Failing Car Battery

  • Slow engine cranking: When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start. You could describe it as the "rur rur rur" starting noise sound.
  • Check engine light: The check engine light sometimes appears when your battery power is weak. Strange system indicator lights–such as check engine and low coolant lights–could mean there’s a problem with your battery. (It could also just mean you need more coolant).
  • Low battery fluid level: Car batteries typically have a part of the casing that’s translucent so you can always keep an eye on your battery’s fluid level. You can also inspect it by removing the red and black caps if they are not sealed (most modern car batteries now permanently seal these parts). Bottom line: If the fluid level is below the lead plates (energy conductor) inside, it’s time to have the battery and charging system tested. When fluid levels drop, it’s typically caused by overcharging (heat).
  • Eww, there’s a stinky, rotten egg smell: You may notice a pungent, rotten egg smell (sulfur odor) around the battery. The cause: Battery leaks. Leaking also causes the corrosion around the posts (where the + and – cable connections are located.) The gunk may need to be removed or your car may not start.
  • Your battery can last beyond three years but, at the very least, have its current condition inspected on a half yearly basis when it reaches its three year birthday.

  • Other bits give battery like fault symptoms:

    1.) Your starter motor can give off symptoms as those described above.

    2.) Your main battery cable is the vital connection to 1.)

    3.) Various relays, ECU controls and your ignition switch will do like the above also.

    4.) Highway Auto lifetime service will prevent the above.
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    Deep Cycle Batteries, Caravans & Motor Homes, Best Prices.

    The Deep Cycle Battery Explained

    A Deep-Cycle Battery is a lead-acid battery designed to be regularly and deeply discharged therefore using most of its storage capacity. In contrast, automotive or starter batteries are designed to deliver short, high-current bursts for cranking the engine, thus frequently providing only a small part of their capacity.

    A Deep-Cycle battery bank is best for Caravan and Motor Home usage. When not attached to mains power you would be re-charging your house batteries via Solar Panels and or a portable generator. The obvious limitation here is the capacity of your battery bank and the type of deep-cycle batteries you have chosen.

    Find out about the Best Batteries at The Best Price

    Deep-cycle batteries are the best option for RV use. We recommend the AGM style (Absorbent Glass Mat) as the best variation although it does come back to a set of variables which we are happy to advise you on your special case requirements.

    Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Advanced Battery Technology

    This innovative technology offers up to three times the life of a standard flooded battery and and superior performance over the life of the battery. AGM batteries are extremely resistant to vibration, are totally sealed, non-spillable and maintenance-free. AGM offers better cycling performance, minimal gassing and acid leakage when compared with conventional lead-acid batteries. The special absorbent glass mat lead-acid (AGM) soaks up all the acid in the battery, providing high cyclic stability.

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