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So, like so many products these days. Car batteries are better made than ever. Of coarse I am talking about the 12 Volt lead acid Battery. Popular at the moment on that fits most of cars that are on our roads. The lead acid batteries have been with us now for many years. Consequently, has now developed into a reliable part. Powering, your cars electrical system.
Over the years we have noticed that the batteries fitted to Japanese imported cars. Will last the longest from new. Time scale is usually about seven years before replacing. Subsequently,the batteries on Fords and Vauxhall cars. Will only last about three years. Of course, before a replacement is required. So, to be truthful, I do not really know why this ! I guess it must be something to do with the rest of the cars electrical system.
The batteries that the cars are fitted with original equipment are usually of good quality.
We know this because we can buy the same products from the battery manufacturer with different make labels.
For instance Johnson Controls. One of the World’s biggest makers of the New Car Battery (if not the biggest) . Make batteries for the car manufacturers and for the replacement battery market. So unless they are told to make the batteries to a lower standard, the products should be the same quality. We buy batteries that are made by Yuasa, In 2004, Yuasa Japan merged with Japan Storage Battery to form GS Yuasa Corporation.
When we replace a Discount Car Battery from a car that has been made in the Far East almost every battery that we replace is either a “GS” battery or a “GLOBAL” battery and these batteries appear to last longer than their European counterparts, or is it the Far Eastern car makers that make their cars electrical systems better?. It pleases me though because the ApolloPower batteries that we sell on our battery website are made by most of the big European battery companies.
Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.