Buying cheap almost always means forking out more money down the road for many Singaporean drivers. Whilst the inexpensive price tag seems like a fantastic bargain initially, quality investments encourage better savings. When it comes to looking after your vehicle in Singapore, your car battery is no different. Unless you want to be stranded on the way to work or purchase a battery that's undependable, it pays to invest wisely and shop around.
Your car needs a reliable, strong and juicy battery to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, there is no standard battery brand or solution for all vehicles though. Choosing the right battery for your car comes down to price, size, good reserve capacity, cranking amps. When it comes to your car's battery, knowledge is the new currency. Car batteries are your ride's heart and soul and without a decent one, you will get stuck. Investing in quality car batteries save you money in the long run, but there's multiple benefits included too.
1. Prevents Failures
Car battery failures are the most frequent motoring problem. Batteries must work hard to keep things in check – especially with the 24/7 functions car dash cameras becoming popular. Car batteries that are cheap and unreliable struggle to provide enough electrical power to keep your vehicle running efficiently. Many late-model cars are equipped with special batteries (AGM or EFB) too, which are designed to work with computer-controlled charging systems. If you purchase the wrong battery type or size, premature battery failure will occur.
Age and hot temperatures are the key triggers of battery failure. Car batteries will degrade over time – even the best ones. Investing in a quality battery will help to prevent premature battery failure.
2. Encourages Longer Battery Life
One of the biggest problems with 'cheap' car batteries is their minimal battery life. Before you purchase a battery, you can find out its cycle life. This dictates how many times the battery can be charged to full capacity and discharged before its performance starts to decline. The better battery you invest in, the longer life it will have. It is a fact! The strength of car batteries also deteriorates the longer they are sitting on the shelf.
On average, quality batteries will last up to three or more years, depending on the location of the battery. High-quality batteries can last well over this period if they are looked after properly, but it is always advised to inspect and test the battery during your tyre rotation or annually, whichever come first.
Driving habits, weather and frequent short trips all affect battery life by drastically shortening it. But if you invest in a better quality battery, you'll be able to get the most out of it. If your car is loaded with power-hungry goodies, like extra lights and power amps, or 24/7 functions in car dash cameras, it can be worthwhile investing in a high-performance battery to extend battery life. These are designed to give you more power. Batteries that have a longer life and still performing as required will need to be replaced as often, saving you more money. Some batteries need replacing more than others, but the highest quality units can last anywhere from 4-5 years.
3. Less Maintenance
Car batteries have evolved a lot from the standard dry charge units and generally will not require much maintenance. Maintenance-Free simply means you will not need to top up the battery with distilled water. Higher-quality batteries with maintenance free designs can come in a completely sealed case so it cannot be open at all. Although quality batteries will not require much, if any, maintenance, it's vital to inspect the unit at least once a year.
Battery terminals (located at the side or on top) can be cleaned with a cloth and baking soda/water (Coke is another alternative) to avoid a build-up of dirt. Checking the terminals will ensure no cables or connections are corroded too.
4. More Advanced Technologies
High-quality batteries come with advanced battery technologies, such as AGM and EFB so the range and overall lifespan are increased. Developments in Lithium cell technologies have significantly boosted the quality of many car batteries, allowing drivers to save a fortune. Batteries that boast a higher level of quality than the cheap fix are made using excellent engineering techniques in well-respected factories. They are also designed with higher quality materials.
If you want your battery to last the distance and avoid forking out more money than you need to, it is important to opt for a great product. For more information about what quality battery is best for your ride, speak to one of our experienced staff today and keep the spark alive! Till next year!
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AZ Car Battery Solutions is the first online car battery retailer that specializes in AGM and EFB car starter batteries. Whether your car has Start-Stop functions and/or using 24/7 functions in car dash camera(s), we have the battery solutions for you. We want drivers to use not only the correct battery, but also save on the battery replacement cost. Coupled with our business model, you will enjoy the highest savings and convenience.
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