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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.

Leisure Marine Batteries-New Style “Marine Batteries”-Sealed lead Acid and Deep Cycle.

Leisure Marine Batteries

Most Leisure Marine Batteries are now hybrids

Most Leisure Marine Batteries that we buy today are “hybrids”. They are a cross between the regular starter and the Deep Cycle Battery. This new type of marine Battery is now of a high standard. These marine batteries are of course completely sealed. The batteries are fitted with special valves that release pressure that may build up. Especially, in the battery when it is overheating.

The Marines cells are made of a lead-sponge material . For this reason, this is usually made of thicker material than the lead sponge in a starter battery. This type of marine leisure batteries is used on smaller craft. Thus, that are used for pleasure boating. For this reason, for longer sailings especially for ocean-going vessels. Therefore, I think that the true deep-cycle batteries are utilised.

Leisure Marine Batteries

Leisure Marine Batteries-Boat batteries wired up for marine batteries

We at  BatteriesOnTheWeb also sell marine ones with twin negative and twin positive posts this enables the boat owner to join other electrical items, things to the system  such as other electrical accessories.

Marine batteries are displayed in (Marine cranking amps) also known as MCA.  

Marine batteries have calcium/calcium plates requiring no maintenance.

As I have stated. It ‘s hard to tell the difference between the two types of batteries. Because in general if it looks like a car type with the caps on the top to allow you to check the electrolyte levels, then it will be a standard car one. These batteries are marine batteries

The rest of the materials used such as the oxides and separator materials. For this reason, gives a much higher capacity.

These batteries are available online in Lucas and Pennine-Kingpower from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

Leisure Marine Batteries

Leisure Marine Batteries-65 amp marine/leisure battery

 

 

Deep Cycle Batteries-This type of battery can be used to start your car.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Deep Cycle Batteries; You need more amps than a starter battery

Deep Cycle Batteries. This is a sort of question in reverse. Most people try to use car or leisure batteries.Hence, to fit their scooters or golf trolleys. But it is possible to use an AGM (Absorbed Glass Matting) type to start a car. Thus,this blog is aimed mainly at the motorhome/camper type customer.Therefore, that are unsure of the kind to fit.This type of battery is sealed and so can be installed on its side if required. Indeed some car makers.Of course, now provide a type of AGM Deep Cycle Batteries one to the interior of the car. Some of the Mazda range are fitted with a sealed one inside the car. Indeed underneath the driver’s seat. Because in the case of spillage during an accident.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Optima Red Top battery-Deep Cycle Batteries

The general rule when fitting an AGM  to a car is to increase the number of amps. Because of the cranking amps in a regular car battery. Are higher than those in an AGM battery. The general rule is. To fit a battery with about 20 to 25% more power in amps than a regular car starter battery. Genuine AGM deep cycle batteries are available in “Optima batteries”, from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Deep Cycle Batteries

The modern car engine with electronic ignition and fuel injection does not need as much power to crank up the engine as the older cars; this means that modern engines do not require as large a cranking amps as they used to and therefore is much less important as it used to be. However, vehicles including leisure vehicles are now fitted with power guzzling electric appliances that are more suited to using deep cycle batteries. Do not forget that the deep cycle can be totally drained and then re-charged and recover fully, but a car battery may not fully recover if totally discharged.

It will not hurt to fit Deep Cycle Batteries as a starter provided you up the amps.

If in doubt many companies now make a type of crossover battery called a leisure battery in different amps depending on how big the vehicle and amount of power the battery requires, this kind of battery is available online in Tungstone batteries and Lucas brands online at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Another kind of car now uses the AGM battery, known as the Start-stop system. These cars are now getting very popular because they automatically stop and start when the car comes to a stop, this saves energy and pollution, and by 2016 a significant number of cars will be fitted with this system, using AGM batteries.

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre, and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Working for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. Now I own a garage and MOT testing centre. Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Also their related products, anything that will help my business. Naturally, we are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Dave selling a leisure battery in Halifax

Battery Life-How Long Should Your Battery Last a few tips to look at

Battery Life

Battery Life; Deep cycle battery

The most obvious reason as to why and how long a 12 Volt Battery will last. Is the amount of usage that it will get. Also, other things that affect the longevity of a battery.Thus, are temperature and how the charge is maintained. They need to be kept at the correct temperature.Therefore, here in Northern Europe, we use batteries with a higher amp-age because of our cold climate and in the warmer regions of the World we need a lower amperage because the warmth does not need as much power to start the car. If they are used the wrong way round, then failure will-will be the result.

Battery Life

Battery Life; Battery construction

 

If a Battery Life suffers from severe overcharging. Then the Battery Life will not last a very long time. I have known overcharged batteries are only lasting a year or two, where a battery that has been charged at the correct charging rate may last up to eight years, we find that Japanese cars have the best electrical systems because of the quality of the electrical components that are of excellent quality.There can be a downside in the strength of the batteries coming here on cars from the Eastern countries, because of the warmer climates in these countries, cars can be fitted with a lower cold cranking amp battery.

Battery Life

 

Also one of the biggest mistakes that golfers make is to load a Gel with a regular type car charger. This does not work.Hence, is a common mistake when buying one for golf or mobility  you must keep to the correct charger for the right type of battery, this is the main reason for customers thinking that they have a faulty one here at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Battery for your car, golf, mobility  and ups are all available in LUCAS at internet prices

Battery Life

Battery Life; Lucas AGM  golf battery

 

for more excellent information, please click on the link below.’

http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/Battery_FAQ.htm#Lifespan%20of%20Batteries

 

Battery Life

Battery Life;Lucas top quality car battery

Maintenance Free batteries-are now becoming the normal fitment on most cars and trucks

This is a short article about maintenance free batteries

 The phrase maintenance free batteries is only partly correct.  What are Maintenance Free Battery vs Conventional  Cheap Car batteries , use up some of the water in their diluted mixture of sulphuric acid electrolyte during there every day cycle of charging and discharging. The electrolyte process turns into a gas mixture of oxygen and hydrogen and escapes from the battery. WE then add water to keep the battery topped up.

Maintenance Free batteries

Lucas Maintenance free batteries

Maintenance free batteries known as MF batteries use a different type of lead alloy. They use calcium alloy of lead and not a lead antimony alloy. This reduces the gassing therefore stops the need to keep topping up your battery. Indeed means that you have no need to top up your battery during the normal life of your  Battery.
The only problem can occur in exceptionally high temperatures where the Maintenance free batteries may boil but the newer types of MF battery now have pressure relief valves that come into operation when the pressure may get too high. For further reading…http://uk.ask.com/question/what-is-a-maintenance-free-battery

Altogether these Maintenance free batteries are becoming the normal standard for modern vehicle standards and are worth buying instead of cheap batteries.

Car batteries remained much the same, the only thing that changed was the different terminals and physical sizes of the batteries, battery plates, became a new mix of alloys and lead alloys and companies the likes of Lucas batteries became the first to introduce practically sealed batteries that were maintenance free, there were no screw tops on the battery for the driver to check the acid level.

Also there was the evolution of the cars. Many cars were now coming out on more sophisticated electrical systems. Which required car batteries with more power. We found that a difference in the old type battery and the new type of battery was that the new types of battery did not give you much time after failure, one morning the battery light would come on in your car and you would need a new battery, there and then; you do not have the time any more. It is very important to remember ,that the Maintenance free batteries must be stood up in the upright position. The battery caps do not unscrew and so the battery is classed as sealed. But it is important to remember that the battery is not leak proof.

Pressure relief valves automaticaly reseal

themselves after been released, this is a major safety feature.

Motorcodes Good Garage Scheme- Look out for the Motorcodes logo on your garage

Motorcodes Good Garage Scheme

Motorcodes Good Garage Scheme; by Eric Roberts about the new improved Motorcodes, garage scheme for customer protection.

Motorway Direct car warranty plan has subscribed to MotorCodes. This provides further peace of mind to warranty customers. At the same time demonstrating a commitment to high standards of customer service. This is carried out  by the Motorcodes network of service centres.

Under the Vehicle Warranty Products Code. Motorway Direct commits to standards that exceed those set out by law and joins other. The  UK providers in

Motorcodes Good Garage Scheme

Trading Standards are now part of Motor Codes for greater consumer proection

subscribing to the self-regulatory Code of Practice.This improvement is welcomed by ERIC ROBERTS  MD of  Pellon Autocentre . This will give extra assurances for their customers.
“MotorCodes represents the vast majority of this industry’s major players and is working with vehicle warranty product providers to bring motorists the reassurance and peace of mind they need,” said Chris Mason, Motor Codes Managing Director.

“With Motorway Direct subscribing, there’s more choice than ever for customers looking for a warranty product they can rely on.”
As a result, MotorCodes regulates the provision of new car warranties under its” New Car and Vehicle Warranty Products Codes” and provides support to more than three million motorists that take out products such as extended warranties, GAP insurance, and breakdown cover.
“Our subscription to this organisation helps us to demonstrate our customer focused values of trust, reassurance and quality,” said Paul Hanna, Commercial Manager at Motorway Direct. “By committing to the Vehicle Warranty Products Code, Motorway Direct is proud to demonstrate to its customers that it is a responsible provider.”

Motorcodes Good Garage Scheme

Most noteworthy, the Vehicle Warranty Products Code has completed Stage One of the Office of Fair Trading Consumer Codes Approval Scheme and commits subscribers to increasing consumer protection and delivering higher standards of service. The Code improves the marketplace through self-regulation of non-insured warranty products, including pre-sale information, cancellation rights and protected claims funds. It insists that subscribing companies offer:
§  Peace of mind cover.
§  Products written in clear English.
§  No high pressure selling.
§  Written summaries of key contract terms.
§  A simple, straightforward claims procedure.


Motorists can find out if their product is covered by Motorcodes, by asking their provider and can check the list of subscribing parent companies at
www.motorcodes.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

Nissan Leaf Batteries-Want To Buy, Not Lease, Replacement- Electric- Car Batteries

Nissan Leaf Batteries

PluginCars.com Nissan Leaf Batteries Owners Want To Buy, Not Lease, Replacement Batteries PluginCars.com Nissan North America in June launched its LEAF battery replacement program, designed to give owners of high-mileage LEAFs a way to ensure that their…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Lithium-Ion Electric car batteries

This is news to me but possibly good news, I wonder if in the future the battery market will be like it is today. With many manufacturers selling to many dealers as a World wide

Nissan Leaf Batteries

Hydrogen cells are one of the competitors to the Nissan Leaf Batteries lithium-Ion cars of the future

market, or will the car makers try to keep the cheapest car batteries to themselves.

Certainly according to this report the customers want to buy their own Nissan Leaf Batteries and source them at the best price when they need replacing, at the moment i can not think past the post and can not imagine what the size of the battery market will be  when the cars become second and third hand.

At the moment we have a vibrant battery market, with many companies large and small having a share in the market ,but will this always be the case ?. Lithium-Ion batteries are now looking like the battery that will be used as the Nissan Leaf Batteries , along with other technologies, such as Hydrogen fuel calls. Another big development is with the Start-Stop car battery. You may ask How Does Stop Start Work?. This operates on the what you could call standard type vehicles and works by the cars engine being switched off when the car stop and re-starting when the car starts again saving fuel in the process. These batteries are 12 Volt Battery technology and are lead acid batteries and AGM batteries, this is because of the higher charging cycles that are available with different materials used in the making of the plates.

What do you think Eric Roberts..

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

See on www.plugincars.com

Waste Battery Recycling-Dispose of Old Batteries safely in Your Own Area

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Dispose of your old batteries safely

This post is about Battery Recycling. Hence, the right thing to do when disposing of your old battery. Therefore, it does not really matter which type of battery that you are disposing of. But for now I really mean your old 

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Waste car and tuck batteries ready to go for recycling almost 95% of these will be recycled a fact that not many people know outside the battery industry an excellent achievement.

golf,scooter,mobility,ups and car batteries. What most people do not know is that these types of battery are re-processed and go for Waste Battery Recycling . Almost all these batteries can be made into brand new ones. If you buy your battery from the internet.

Then you will probably have to dispose of the old one yourself. Perhaps, if you are a disabled person you should ask a relative or friend to dispose of the old battery for you. We find that for some reason our customers want to save their old battery. But they deteriorate even further.

Especially, with age and really should be got rid of. You will find that your old batteries. Will be accepted at your nearest council Waste Battery Recycling plant or licensed scrap metal dealer. Either, you or a friend can take them to the tip. Because they will be taken care of and then  be reprocessed into new ones. Job done!www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

For more reading about batteries re-cycling

“While it can be easy to just consider throwing your old battery into the trash, its actually against the law. Most of the UK requires that Waste Battery Recycling should be done through a safe means of disposal. Usually this means taking them back to the store where you purchased them, or finding another available waste disposal.

Currently less than 25% of used ones are returned using a safe disposal method, which does actually harm the environment through landfills and other trash disposal”. Andalay High Performance Solar Power Systems … Currently less than 25% of used batteries are returned using a safe disposal method, which does actually harm the environment through landfills and other trash disposal
At the moment 95% of waste battery products are re-processed into new ones. These are from the ones that safely make it to the re-processing plant. Some are discarded or just dumped, but the battery re-processing rates are in fact getting higher and higher, which is a great attribute to the industry, from cradle to grave so to speak.

Eric Roberts

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Old battery discarded on a beach

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038 Apollo-Power Car Battery-Fits many classic cars and ride on Lawn Mowers.

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

When on a delivery in Leeds recently I came upon one of the examples of a Triumph Spitfire Car that I seen for a long time. The 015 12 Volt Battery that I was 038 Apollo-Power Car Batterydelivering was a 038 Apollo-Power Car Battery ,and I knew that this battery only fitted older cars (that’s because i am old myself) . Lucky for me the guy was at home when I made the delivery and so I asked him which car the battery fitted. To my surprise he was only too pleased to talk about his “pride and joy”, not the BMW parked in his drive, but a beautiful red Triumph Spitfire. The customer  even sent me a couple of pictures for my blog as I had forgotten my camera, What a great find?? The 038 Apollo-Power Car Battery are now one of our popular batteries. They are sealed and maintenance free. The  038 Apollo-Power Car Battery also comes with a three year full warranty and is available for collection from Batteriesontheweb in Halifax Yorkshire UK, during normal working hours.

The Triumph Spitfire was always a big favorite of mine and i will never forget the first one that i owned. It was a rusty white colour and was my pride and joy. I had just bought a new set of 155×13 remould tyres and set off for the traditional bank holiday Monday outing to Scarborough with a few other friends. I must admit that in the late sixties we did used to drink and

drive, although it was illegal we very often went out for a drink and then drove home.

My Triumph Spitfires trip out to the coast?

It was in the days when the Police just asked you to walk a straight line if they suspected that you had been drinking. Back to Scarborough; we were invited to a party in a small village on the outskirts and after a few drinks my friend,Paul asked if we fancied going to the “Toby Jug” on the sea front, this was where all the “In crowd” used to hang out. My friend had a big old Austin A55 saloon and i set of towards Scarborough with Paul not far behind. We were heading for the A64, the main Leeds to Scarborough road. We took a sharp bend just before the road junction with the A64, i had to slam on the brakes very hard to stop at the junction, but my friend Paul’s brakes were not so good and he smashed straight into the back of me.

To my shock and horror a Police car was just passing on the busy A64 and witnessed what had happened. I froze as he walked towards me and my smashed up Triumph Spitfire which had Paul’s A55 smashed into the back of me. The Policeman was on bank holiday traffic duty on the busy A64 and asked us if we were” injured or not”. We told him that we were alright and he apologized that he could not help us as he had traffic to look after,”what a relief” i could not believe our luck i was certain that we would be spending the night in a jail cell. My pride and joy was written off and towed the following day back to Dewsbury in West Yorkshire where i lived with my parents, a happy and sad day for me and my car.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery  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.

 

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

triumph spitfire side ways view

 

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

Beautiful Triumph Spitfire

Quality Car Batteries-The Best Place To Find Good Quality new batteries

Post Updated 27th Dec 2013

The car industry is filled with plenty of players who offer a variety of Quality Car Batteries equipment and accessories.

However, you need to be quite careful as you select the company to deal with so as to ensure that you get the best equipment. Focus on working with experienced and reputable Quality Car Batteriescompanies as they’re best the suited to satisfy all your auto related installations and repairs. Many car owners will be pleased to realize that almost every part of the car can easily be repaired should it happen to break down or wear out. The professionals in the industry have mastered the art of getting these parts to work again with the same proficiency.
It’s no secret that the engine is one of the most important sections of the car. This is because it is ideally the powerhouse that brings the entire car to life. This being the case, it means that each and every component of the engine needs to be in the top condition. An example of the important components of the car engine is Quality Car Batteries. The car batteries store the power used to not only start the engine but to also power other gadgets installed in the car. There are quite a number of cheap car batteries which you can buy and easily install in your car.

Quality Car Batteries

085 Tungsten Batteries Ltd Quality Car Batteries

In addition to being affordable, the Quality Car Batteries also happen to offer an exceptional performance which sustains the functionality of the car. Majority of the available Quality Car Batteries are usually rechargeable which means that it will take a long time before you’re back at the store to buy another. They have an exceptional longevity which is a good thing for car users. However, should the battery happen to break down, there are plenty of professionals who are capable to either fix it back to normal or replace it with a new one at cheap prices.
The manufacturers of the Quality Car Batteries such as Tungsten Batteries have guaranteed that in as much as their products are cheaply priced, this does not mean that they have compromised on the quality and performance of the batteries. The whole idea here is to provide a reliable supply of cheap car batteries that will eventually give auto users a peace of mind. You can easily be able to buy a fully functional Quality Car Batteries at a cheap price and you can spend the saved cash on other pressing issues.

There are plenty of the Quality Car Batteries in stock hence you can be sure that you will easily find one that suits your car engine.

The professionals involved in the sale of the Quality Car Batteries and Leisure Batteries happen to be quite conversant with the entire repair system of car parts. This means that you can also get additional assistance with your car performance as you buy the battery. Those are the benefits that are derived from working with a reputable company as they tend to offer an all round professional service. You can therefore look forward to making a great saving when you acquire a cheap and high quality 12 Volt Battery.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery 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.