Exide Technologies has launched a battery testing app, which has been designed to make it easier for workshops to test and replace batteries.
The app allows workshops to analyse battery test results and give customers battery replacement options – all within five minutes.
Issues requiring replacement may be discovered in more than 20% of tested batteries, opening up a valuable new revenue stream for workshops and helping motorists avoid unexpected failures.
Exide’s solution is said to be the first of its kind on the market and is available free to workshops.
The app has been designed for smartphones, but works on any device with a web browser. Workshops can register for free at ebtp.exide.com, where they will be guided through the process. The app works in most European countries, is available in 13 languages and supports multiple currencies.
The app has been designed to work alongside the Exide EBT965P battery tester. This device performs analysis on the battery, offering accuracy through Conductance Profiling™ technology. Each test produces a QR code, which the web app can scan to import the test results. These cover cranking health, voltage, temperature, reserve health capacity and recommendations for further battery treatment such as recharge. Test results can also be entered manually.
The app has licence plate scan functionality, providing an error-free way of ensuring the correct replacement battery is selected. Driving profile analysis is also available, which allows the garage to recommend to the motorist when they should visit again to have the battery retested, increasing the chance of securing a sale later down the line.
Through the app, motorists can be sent an SMS or email inviting them to authorise the battery replacement when needed – saving workshops trying to reach them by phone. Workshops can present multiple battery options based on the fitment list coming from Exide, and have full control over the price of the part and installation. Workshops are alerted as soon as a customer authorises the replacement.
Michael Geiger, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Exide Technologies, EMEA, said: “Testing, charging and replacing batteries using Exide’s workshop tools is an excellent way for motorists to reduce the risk of breakdowns, and for workshops to increase revenue and improve customer satisfaction. The new web app makes this process easy, and it works effortlessly with Exide’s advanced EBT965P battery tester. We provide workshops with full control over pricing and product selection, and allow them to tap into our best-in-class fitment information. Exide is an OE manufacturer, and all its batteries are produced to the highest industry standards expected by carmakers.”