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Car batteries: Why they die in hot weather

Dead car batteries are more often linked to winter conditions, when colder temperatures inhibit the chemical reaction necessary to make a battery work. Extreme cold also increases the thickness of the engine oil, meaning your battery has to work harder to crank the engine. Under such conditions we also tend to use energy consuming features […]

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Car batteries: Jargon buster

  Car batteries ignite the fuel/air mixture in an engine’s combustion chamber which in turn starts the engine and powers all of the electrical components in the vehicle. That’s the simple explanation, the bit we can all understand, but what about all the jargon and tech words we come across when trying to find the […]

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Why choose RAC Batteries?

RAC batteries are reliable and affordable, providing drivers will a range of batteries that will suit your vehicle’s performances needs as well as providing an outstanding fitting service. Our RAC batteries include up to a 5-year guarantee that helps to deliver a service that is reliable and convenient. RAC Batteries are high quality, powerful batteries […]

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About Our Batteries

Gone are the days of a one size fits all car battery, today’s vehicles and engines include some of the most advanced features, meaning that they demand so much more from their batteries. They need to be fully specialised to vehicle specifics such as its electronic equipment, driving styles and weather conditions. We have teamed […]

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Car battery leaking: Advice and tips

Car batteries contain a sulphuric acid solution that is highly toxic and corrosive. It is therefore vital you handle leaking car batteries with extreme care and attention and for safety reasons, we advise you use protective eyewear and gloves. Always ensure a leaking battery is stored in a safe and secure manner, well away from children […]

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Car battery sizes guide

Car battery size and choosing the correct battery for your make and model of vehicle is important – pick the wrong one, then no matter your cars specification, or how well it is maintained, it simply will not perform as it should or could. Your car battery powers the spark that ignites the fuel that […]

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Has my car battery died?

A dead car battery being jump started.

Your car battery is perhaps the most essential part of your vehicle. Once the battery is ‘flat’ or ‘has died’, the vehicle will no longer function. In the first instance, if you are struggling to start your car, it is highly likely there is a problem with the battery. A working battery recharges itself as […]

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How to charge a car battery

How to charge a car battery correctly is a question we are often asked – unfortunately this is often when attending an assistance call where battery problems have led to a breakdown. Although most car batteries can provide trouble free motoring for between three to five years when cared for correctly, occasions do arise when […]

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Car batteries, questions and problems: Car battery advice

Car battery problems are the cause of many thousands of roadside rescue calls every winter – and whilst most motorists are aware that cold temperatures can play havoc with a car battery, few realise hot sunny days can be even worse! Extremely hot weather and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life […]

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What is an AGM battery?

Absorbent Glass Mat car batteries (AGM) were developed for use by the military in the 1980s. Their high performance and enhanced electrical reliability are ideally suited for today’s modern cars that are often heavily equipped with sophisticated electrical systems and energy consuming devices and accessories. The last decade or so has seen an increase in the […]

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