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Batteries | Peel Auto


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You know the feeling. It’s a dark, wintry morning and, shivering, you hurry out to your car on your way to work. You crank the engine… but all you hear is “click”.

Batteries tend to give more problems during winter because of the increased amps drawn by the starter to crank the cold engine.

What steps can you take to avoid this frustrating experience? One of the best ways to avoid winter car trouble woes is to ensure your car battery is in good working order – here are some tips to help you prolong the life of your battery.

  • Keep the battery clean – clean the terminals regularly and remove with warm (not hot) soapy water any acid or dirt which may have accumulated on the battery case.  This can cause the battery to self-discharge more rapidly.  Also ensure that the terminals are well connected.
  • Secure the battery – make sure the battery is carefully secured and the hold-down clamps are tightened.
  • Turn off before you turn on – make sure the lights and other accessories (heater, rear-window demister, radio, seat-warmers, windscreen wipers) are turned off before you start the car. In cold weather a fully-charged battery provides less than half of the power it does in warm weather, and switching on the lights and other accessories before you start the engine will drain the battery even quicker.
  • Check the battery’s charge rate – undercharging and overcharging reduce battery life, so it’s a good idea to ask your car dealership or repair workshop to check the charge rate when you have your car serviced.  Service checks should include the charge rate at the alternator and the general condition of the battery.

If you have a flat battery, it may not need replacing. It is important to get an expert to check over your vehicle, to avoid unnecessary problems re-occurring.


If however, your battery does need replacing, we stock a large range to suit all types of applications, including dual battery systems.  We only use high performance, quality batteries that are fully charged and ready to be installed in our workshop or onsite.



Battery power can provide a new range of options for caravanners who want to steer away from using powered sites at caravan parks or Generators.
While a car battery can be used to power a caravan, the issue with this set-up is that car batteries are not typically designed to deliver power over long periods of time, but rather for delivering short bursts of power. Should a car battery go flat and need to be completely recharged, its life expectancy can be significantly shortened.

Unlike a car battery, Deep Cycle Batteries are designed to be used over extended periods of time and discharged to a greater depths more often and can then be fully recharged without causing any issues  to make running fridges, engles and dual battery systems more effective.


When you are contemplating remote travel and you plan to add a fair amount of electronic accessories to your vehicle of choice, it’s not a bad idea to consider an auxiliary battery system. Especially if you wish to run various electronics while you are camped out with the engine shut off. With a second battery, you can run plenty of electrical accessories without having to tap into the precious power that your starting battery needs to remain reliable and get you moving when you want to. Another good reason to have auxiliary battery power is if you plan to run high-powered equipment such as a winch or an on-board welder.


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