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Lawnmower Battery Care-Time to dig out and replace your old battery-Care advice

Lawnmower Battery Care

Lawnmower Battery Care; Your lawnmower battery probably didn’t make it through the Winter?

Another spring is here and its grass cutting time again. The temperatures are starting to get milder. But as I write this blog the rain’s been falling for the past 2 weeks. Hence, and its freezing again. You get home from work have to the central heating on to keep the house warm. So think about your poor  mower battery stuck in your shed or garage all winter.

Lawnmower Battery Care

Typical battery start-up  mower (looks a bit like Tony Blair?)

 

Your battery will have been well forgotten about. Thus, and is probably dead by now. The problem is that your grass is slowly growing. Therefore, and needs that regular cut. Get in the shed and dig out your lawnmower battery. Because, you know it makes sense. It might be one of the worst summers on record.Thus, my lawn has been growing for three weeks without a mow.Naturally, it’s four inches long now and getting out of control.(at least, I have got a new battery, ready for the first sunny dry day to attack my grass)

Now you have dug the mower out you try starting it. Here goes? A few puffs of smoke and bangs. As expected, the old one is cold and frozen all winter and is totally dead. Yes, you shout! I can watch the match now, I have an excuse. “Sorry dear but the mower battery is dead”,”ill put it on charge and cut the grass in the morning”. You’ve always got an excuse she says and goes to see her daughter down the road while you open a glass of beer and watch the match,”perfect”.

Lawnmower Battery Care

This is how it goes for 90% of the guys, cutting grass is just another chore thrown at us by our wife’s. The gardeners are the ones who take their mower battery off their machine before the Winter arrives and charges the mower battery up to make sure it makes it through the winter. In my opinion, if the old one is more than two yeas old then it should be changed at the beginning of the new grass growing season in the spring and is not worth keeping or charging and needs to be replaced. Remember though if you throw away the old one and make sure that you write down the part numbers and letters so that you can order the exact same size for the next spring.

If you are like the first guy and do not like gardening then the easiest thing to do is to through the old one away and buy a new one. Your Electric Lawn Mowers battery can be bought online and batteriesontheweb store on e-bay carry a good selection, but it is important to write down the numbers and letters on your old lawnmower battery and get the correct one. You will find plenty of cheap batteries

Your lawnmower battery should be changed at regular intervals

Lawnmower Battery Care

A popular 896 Ride on Lawn Mowers battery

online, and all are good quality. You can buy lawnmower batteries with a next day delivery online. Most normal lawnmower batteries come with a 5 amp battery, or ride on mowers have a 24 amp battery and 32 amp batteries.

 Eric Roberts

 

 

Whats Rubber- Without rubber latex there would be no tyres?

Whats Rubber

Whats Rubber-Rubber tyres but what is it?

Rubber is one of those everyday things that we take for granted. We all use things made of rubber in our daily lives. In my case, I see large things made of rubber, namely tyres. Most of the Worlds rubber is manufactured from a white runny substance that is extracted from trees in huge rubber plantations that are grown in the tropical regions of the World. The white substance is called Latex and is obtained from the small trees from slits in the bark that allow the latex to run into collecting cups. These cups are then poured into bigger vessels and collected. The collection of the latex is very labour intensive and requires thousands of people to work in the vast forest plantations that stretch for mile after mile covering many acres.

This simple process marks the beginning of making tyres and all other Natural Rubber products. The latex has to move to storage factory facilities very quickly as it soon sets to a solid from its runny liquid form when it is extracted from the trees. The rubber is then split up to be used in separate products.

When the latex is in the process, of being moved. Such as during transportation. An amount of Ammonia is added which stops the latex from setting, before arriving at the factory for processing. When the rubber reaches the plant, it is allowed to set into sheets and is cut to size for shipping. It is often referred to as “Gum Rubber”.

Way, it is necessary to mix the gum rubber with other chemicals.

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These are usually sulphur and peroxide or bisphenol. This mixture improves the resistance. Preventing the dough from perishing. This process is known as Vulcanisation. Naturally,  was seen as pioneering work by Charles Goodyear back in 1839. He also used carbon black. Hence, to improve the strength of the rubber mix that is necessary for the manufacturing of rubber tyres. Making tyres is a very complicated process of mixing the right chemicals and always needing and heating the rubber mixture using huge machines and would require another article, but I still think it is amassing how a tyre starts out in a rubber plantation as a white liquid and ends up like a tyre.

Creating rubber in the tyre factory is carried out in several ways. Extrusion is one of the most common methods used this is when the rubber is heated and passed through large rollers to mould the rubber. The rubber is then heated and the forced at high pressure through a small hole this method can produce long strands of rubber. Another method of creating rubber is compression moulding. This is done under heat and pressure, however, this time the rubber is heated in a mould. The rubber is then left to cool in the mould, and the rubber creates a replica of the mould. The final way of which rubber can be moulded is a method of injection moulding. This is achieved by heating rubber again which is then injected into a mould and cooled to create the ultimate product tyres.

 Eric Roberts

 

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Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries-Quality batteries for the mobility community vehicles and Aids

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Batteriesontheweb now provides a comprehensive range. Of quality LUCAS batteries for all mobility applications. Including, Wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bath Hoist, stair lifts, etc. All these batteries have more than one key requirement.

These Lucas batteries must be reliable. Because people depend on the applications day in, day out. Most customers of these products are disabled. Therefore need to get around from place to place.Hence, the batteries also help them to perform their daily tasks. Such as going to the shops or visiting their friends.

So Mobility batteries come in many sizes. Thus, from 10 amp up to 150 amp.Depending on the type of vehicle that the person drives.

We at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk always try to source the best batteries. naturally, at a competitive price. Of course. as well as Lucas we also sell Powersonic batteriesWe consider these makes as amongst some of the best-stored energy solutions for Second Hand Mobility Scooters and other mobility applications. Both these applications are AGM 12 Volt Battery, which is the most suitable types for the fitment of mobility scooters. These batteries are sealed and totally maintenance

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

Free all you do is remove your old dead one and fit the new one.

Lucas Mobility Scooter Batteries

These batteries come to you fully charged and ready to go.We know the quality of these products as being of a high standard, but we do give a 12 months guarantee with these batteries just in case there is a problem with the battery when delivered by the couriers. These AGM’s  are filled with an Absorbent Glass Matting that mixes with the lead acid to form a paste, and this enables the battery to charge and recharge in much deeper cycles. In other words, you can run an AGM battery right down, and it will recover after charging, where a free running lead acid battery that is fitted to a car can only be discharged to 80% before it starts to break down and to fail.

 We source our products from the world’s leading mobility scooter battery manufacturers and provide our customer with the very latest in battery technology and innovation. All our mobility batteries boast quality, dependability and reliability as standard, and provide an extensive service and shelf life.

Eric Roberts

Wonderful Triumph Car- Spotted when Delivering Batteries to a Customer in kent UK

Wonderful Triumph Car

Wonderful Triumph Car; I always look out now for vintage cars when out delivering my batteries

Now that our internet car batteries site has taken off, I am always on the lookout for a beautiful well kept old cars or other transport related items to use on my blog. I have been surprised at the things that I see driving around the UK. Either delivering or sorting people’s battery problems out. We trade on the internet this takes me all over the country.  I have now developed an interest in vintage cars and their history of course along with other exciting motor things that I may come across.

Wonderful Triumph Car

Triumph Roadster(covered in morning mist)

 

The latest cars I came across were in a car park in Folkstone Kent. The cars were 1948 Triumph Roadsters because there were two I presume that they were going to some show. These cars were probably running on Six Volt Black Rubber Casing, later cars started using 12 Volt Battery similar to what we use today.

These cars were primarily 1776 cc overhead valve engines with a single SO carburetor. They had a three-speed gearbox which was column change and could reach a maximum speed of around 80 mph.  

Wonderful Triumph Car

wonderful triumph roadster

The car was only a three seater and had a detachable roof that could be removed on a sunny day.

Triumph as a company was bought by Sir John Black owner of Standard Motor Co and was interested in promoting the Triumph brand as an upmarket car to compete with the Jaguars. The Roadster was the first car built under the Standard name, in their factory in Coventry England.

In my opinion they certainly did a good job and the car still looks a great car today.

 The black batteries used in these old cars can still be bought

 from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk and for any-more information on these wonderful cars please click on to the links below

  http://www.triumphroadster.org.uk/index.php

http://www.flickr.com/groups/carguide/discuss/72157624860811365/

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Car Will Not Start-It Could be Your Cars Battery is flat and needs a replacement.

Car Will Not Start

Car Will Not Start; Its usually your battery that fails

In these days of busy motorists having to get up to work earlier than ever, there is nothing worse than turning the car key and strange noises come from under your vehicle’s bonnet because of your CAR Won’t START! Or even worse still no noises at all. This usually happens on the first cold day of Autumn, and here in Car Will Not Startthe UK, this is usually October.

This October has been no exception. With some motorists calling us because their car will not start. This occurrence is an all too common phenomenon. Thus, even if you maintain your car at regular intervals. Therefore, there is no real way of telling when your engine will let you down. (unless your service centre gives you a 12 Volt Battery test report and you act on the findings).So, you can be sure that it is when you less expect it to, or you are on your way to that special occasion and when you turn the key, nothing happens, just a loud grating noise or a whirring sound from under your bonnet and your CAR Won’t START. You always fear the worse, but we find that on 90% of the time, then the problem is usually simple.

The system that enables your car to start is a relatively straightforward thing to understand. In most basic cars the ignition system works as such. When you turn your ignition switch, your batteries stored voltage travels to the ignition switch, it then goes to the next component which is the starter relay and the starter motor. This voltage then spins the starter motor which engages its gears into the gears of the flywheel, thus turning the cars engine over.

Car Will Not Start

If everything else in the engine is in good working order. Hence, the car has enough of the right fuel in the tank, then the car will start, and off you go.

Other less common reasons why your car may not start, could be no fuel, not enough spark to your engine cylinders, loose battery terminals, damaged starter wires, but it will be your battery that fails.

 Your battery faults could be picked up on a regular service

In general the older your car, the more chance you have of the battery letting you down. Japanese car batteries usually last for about five or six years from new and European cars three to four years, so if your vehicle is of this kind of age you could expect yours to fail.  We at Pellonautocentre test batteries when your car has a service, reporting the battery condition on the service checklist, most customers act on this recommendation and will have a new one fitted, so alleviating any following problems.

Car Will Not Start

Car alternator that keeps your battery charged up

 Batteries can be bought online with a next day delivery at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Cross-Ply Tyres

Falken Tyres-areTyre-Safe’s New Member the UK – Tyre Blog (blog)

Falken Quality Tyres

Falken Quality Tyres

Falken Quality Tyres

 eric roberts‘s insight:

Falken tyres sign up with Tyresafe

Of course, this is good news for the Tyresafe organisation . So, as they strive forward in their drive to make Britain a safer place. Hence, by giving advice and safety information to educate. Thus, the motorists in their quest for safer tyres . Including the need to check your tyres and tyre pressures at regular intervals.

Tyresafes campaigns are beneficial to the members. Enabling them to participate in any tyre and road safety events. Coming from Tyresafe as the year goes on. Falken tyres, like many other companies do will be able to tie their own campaigns. Consequently, with the ones from Tyresafe. Making a coordinated attack on the public about tyre safety and part worn tyres.

Tyresafe have enrolled all types of companies from the tyre trade including Falken Tyres

 

From single depot businesses like my own company. So, to the giant tyre manufacturers such as Falken tyres from Japan. Tyresafe was originally founded in 2006 and in that period road related deaths resulting in tyre related accidents have fallen by 30%, a great achievement from the Tyresafe safety campaigns across the years.

In fact Tyresafe have now been able to attract other types of organisations and not just garages and tyre outlets, but such people as car manufacturers and local councils along with the emergency services have now joined the cause.

The Falken tyres director that is charge of Ireland and the UK recently explained that tyre safety was at the core of all that the Falken tyres company stood for and firmly believes that activities such as the tyre safety study that was recently carried out a t a primary school had made a real positive difference to society and this combined with the tyre safety objectives in the future will be beneficial to both companies, which is exactly my own sentiments and the reason why my own company joined Tyresafe.

Falken Bring out new Azenis FK453CC Tyre .

So, for an in depth review about this new tyre please visit the Moto Verso web page.


Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

 

Car batteries Care-Caring for your batteries during the winter months

Car batteries Care

Car batteries Care during the winter months

The Rome Observer

(METRO) — Few things can be more frustrating than jumping into the driver’s seat on a frosty morning, turning the key in the ignition and failing to hear the engine roar to life.

 

Car batteries Care-Why do your Car Batteries fail in the Winter?

As silly as it may seem many drivers hardly use their cars. Hence, in the winter months. Indeed some drivers lock the cars away in the garage, (if they have one).

car batteries

This is where most scrap car batteries end up? but 95% of them are recycled a great achievement?

Nothing can be more stressful. As a result trying to start your car on a cold winters morning. Therefore, only to find that your car wont start. Of course, it is one of the saddest sounds that you as a driver will hear. When the battery just makes a slow grinding noise. Hence, made by the starter motor. As it tries to start up your car. Normally the engine just zips up. Hence, at the turn of the key and off you go. So but not this morning, it’s frosty and -2 C or bellow. Therefore, the car will not start up.

This is the scenario .That thousands of motorists a day will experience. Of course, a bit of knowledge goes a long way. Setting out a few facts can help the motorist understand. Consequently, a little more about their 12 Volt Battery car batteries. Including,how they respond to the climate. The two extremes of weather conditions, the cold and the heat will affect your car batteries performance.

Here in the UK we rarely experience excess heat, so I will concentrate on the cold.

In cold weather the chemical action in the battery will be slowed down and I have actually seen the battery liquid (sulphuric acid) frozen solid.

Car batteries Care-The corrosion on this battery must be removed

off keeping your car in a garage if possible, either in really cold weather or overnight. What happens is that although it may be cold in the garage, the heat from the engine when the car was run the day before, will act as a heater for the battery as the engine compartment will still retain the heat.

If the battery is over five years old then it should be replaced with a new battery, most car batteries will fail after the five year period, and this is what we have found over the years, also imported cars from the Far Eastern countries such as Japan, China and South Korea are imported with batteries that are lower specifications that the ones made for the European market, these batteries do not stand up to the cold weather and usually fail early on in the cars life.

The best thing that drivers can do is to have their car battery checked before the onset of winter and replace It if necessary, but in really severe cold as experienced in the USA recently, then the battery could still fail without further protection from the cold.

 Car batteries Care-A few things to look out for when buying your new battery.

Make sure that it is the correct battery for the car and has the same power, the same number of amps and cold cranking amps. It will be all right to go bigger if it will fit the cars battery compartment as long as the battery has the same voltage, usually 12volts and 6volts on classic cars and vintage cars.

Here are a few more tips if the weather forecast is for really cold conditions. You can use a battery blanket, to cover the battery and stop it freezing. You could also use a trickle charger, because the battery will retain some heat as the battery is been charged up, and stop it from freezing. If your car is stored in the garage for a period of time then disconnect the battery and try to keep it on a trickle charger when the battery is in storage, you can buy cheap intelligent chargers now that will do this job.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Classic Car Battery business now for 40 years.

See on www.romeobserver.com

Waste Batteries-Where do batteries go to die? – St. George Daily Spectrum

Waste Batteries

Waste Batteries ready to be re-cycled

Where do Waste Batteries go to die?

St. George Daily Spectrum

Batteries are essential to our daily lives. They are everywhere — in our cell phones, lap tops, iPods, kitchen appliances and garden tools.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

95% of waste batteries are recycled.

Most of the Waste Batteries that are removed from our cars and trucks are collected by scrap dealers and then they are sent to be Waste and Recycling to a waste battery

Waste Batteries,failing a battery for the re-cycling bin

failing a battery for the Waste Batteries bin

re-processing plant such as the one used by Exide Batteries.

Waste Batteries

Lead acid Waste Batteries are one of the success stories in the world of re-cycling. Over 95% of the old car,truck and tractor batteries are sent to be re-made into new battery products. Almost all black coloured batteries are made from re-cycling old Waste Batteries a very worthy record.

The complete battery starts out at one end of the process and ends up at the other end as part of a new battery. Even the plastic is broken up into very small pieces and then mixed with new material before been made into a new battery casing. These re-cycled casings (battery boxes) are always made into black batteries because of the mixture of colours, any white or opaque coloured 12 Volt Battery has been made from new materials and therefor has not been re-cycled.

In my opinion this is great news, and makes the lead acid Waste Batteries  greener than people think, which is more than we can say about the lithium-Ion batteries . The lithium-ion battery has not in my opinion stood the test of time regarding both safety and the potential for them to be re-cycled. There is some news though that the lithium-ion batteries that are on the electric cars at the moment, could be used for storing solar energy in a domestic situation.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

See on www.thespectrum.com

VARTA BLACK dynamic C14 Car batteries-BatteriesOnTheWeb-Motorcycle …

VARTA BLACK

VARTA BLACK dynamic c14 Car Batteries with entry levels of electrical equipment may need less battery power, but they still demand superior starting, consistent performance and absolute reliability. And that’s exactly what you get with …

eric roberts‘s insight:


Varta batteries have always been outstanding quality .

We at batteriesontheweb.co.uk are VARTA BLACK stockists for the West Yorkshire area of the UK, and can offer a full range of car and motorcycle batteries to fit most cars, here in the UK.

VARTA BLACK batteries as we all probably know by now, are owned by the world’s largest battery company Johnson Controls. Johnsons have always maintained that the Varta brand is their premier brand and so it came as no surprise when they announced that the new generation of Start-Stop batteries will be made as the top brand.

It is expected that by 2018 the majority of new vehicles will be using Star-Stop technology and so Johnson Controls have devised a dealer service programme to train the technicians at the fitting depots how to use their newly developed hand held electrical equipment to tell the on-board computer that they are fitting a new battery. The new style AGM batteries are part of the total computer system of the all-electric cars that are also charged by the braking system of the cars. The cars that are fitted with the Start-Stop battery system, but run with a conventional petrol/diesel engine can have the battery changed in much the normal way as fitting a  standard 12volt Car Battery.

The Varta batteries will be built in the companies Factory in Zwickau, Germany in a new million Euro plant that is the world’s largest producers of AGM batteries. The AGM batteries, (Absorbed Glass Matting) are a much more powerful battery, and will stand larger surges in deeper cycles and so are more suitable for constant Stop-Starting. The new extension to the factory is expected to produce 6.5 million batteries a year and this will double the number of employees at the factory.

11332-Varta News March 08


We offer a next working day delivery and we can ensure an excellent no fuss delivery with our excellent packing methods, and with great care from our carriers we can insure a smooth delivery in 99% of cases.

Thanks Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

See on www.batteriesonline.co.za

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.

Johnson Controls-To make Smaller battery pack which may jolt auto industry – The Detroit News

Johnson Controls

Post updated  15/2/2014

Daily Tech Johnson Controls smaller battery pack may jolt auto industry The Detroit News Plymouth —Global automotive supplier Johnson Controls says it has reduced a micro-hybrid battery pack from the size of a car trunk to the size of a shoebox,…

Johnson controls are a leading battery pack company

This is yet another major step that Johnson controls are involved in, a realistic sized Lithium Ion Battery Pack.

One of the new range of Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery will be used to power a boat outboard motors and electric motors made by Torqeedo a German boat manufacturer who will use these  new  Leisure Batteries, (that will be made in Johnson controls Holland plant). The new marine batteries are to made from a

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls offices

modified version of its plug in Hybrid electric vehicle battery, that will be waterproof and will not be effected by the salt water on marine boats.

Johnson Controls are one of the largest manufacturers of 12 v lead acid batteries in the world and are now getting involved in making batteries from the new technology era that we are getting into.

Johnson Controls

Some of the new types of batteries are creating some problems at the moment for the scientists to find answers to.This includes overheating and the length of time that these batteries will last on one charge, but i am sure that answers are imminent in the near future.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Subsequently, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies . Of course, in my younger days. Naturally, before starting my first business. As a result, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Consequently, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products . Thus, that will help my business to grow. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes.Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

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