The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, has spoken with VARTA Technical Representative, Matt King, about how the battery is the heart of the car in modern vehicles.
Andy also explains why it’s essential that technicians should test the battery whenever a vehicle is in the workshop. This is especially important coming into winter, whilst many people’s cars have been used less or unused at all during the coronavirus pandemic. The hot summer weather has also had an affect as the battery has not been charged, meaning degradation starts, leading to a weakened state.
VARTA has also been highlighting as part of its Back To Better campaign, that by testing the battery and sharing the status with the customer, it can provide peace of mind and avoid break downs in the cold due to a weak battery.
The company has also discussed its free-to-access VARTA Partner Portal and why all workshops can benefit from this online tool. The portal recommends the correct battery for every vehicle, the location of the battery within the vehicle, how long each battery change should take per model, and step-by-step replacement instructions and other helpful tips.