Professional battery service
Is your car battery ready for action and properly equipped for the winter? You can have it checked at a Bosch Car Service workshop. And if necessary we will replace it straight away with a new one and make sure the old one is disposed of properly.
- Battery check
- Fitting of top quality Bosch batteries
How about a battery check?
Have you any idea about the current state of your battery? Most drivers
probably do not give it a thought until they have a breakdown or their
vehicle refuses to start. But if you have a battery check performed
regularly at one of our workshops, we will always replace it when
necessary. Advantage: It is better to spend a few minutes having a top
quality Bosch product fitted rather than waiting hours for the breakdown
service to arrive.
Winter leaves our experts cold
As soon as the weather turns cold your can hear and see it
everywhere: Stuttering starters and stranded vehicles. A weak battery is
usually the cause of the problem, as chemical processes slow down at
low temperatures and greater frictional resistance occurs in the engine.
Bad news for any starter battery – particularly when the alternator is
As if that were not enough, modern vehicles are fitted with ever more
demanding electronic equipment – from start/stop systems right through
to a variety of electrical loads. Which means that car batteries are
increasingly becoming the domain of experts. And so we would urgently
advise drivers never to change the battery themselves unless they have
the necessary technical knowledge. It is always best to leave
maintenance and replacement to the experts at our workshops – both in
summer and winter.
A helping hand for weary batteries
Starting assistance can give a boost to weary batteries. But before
you connect up your car to another vehicle there are a few important
points to consider:
The rated voltage of both batteries must be the same (e.g. 12 V).
There must not be any contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles.
After switching off all electrical equipment, connect the red jump lead
to the positive post of the flat battery and then to that of the full
battery. Then connect the black cable to the negative post of the full
battery before connecting the other end to a metal surface in the engine
compartment of the vehicle with the flat battery. Important: Never
connect it to the negative post of the flat battery as otherwise there
would be an acute risk of explosion. Only then should you attempt to
start the vehicle.