Free Battery Check
If your car fails to turn over when trying to start, it maybe because your battery is faulty.
Before your car gets to this stage you can bring your car in for a FREE battery check at one of our garages and avoid a breakdown.
You can have a Free battery check at all Sixers Group service centres located in Carisbrooke Garage, Newport and York Avenue Garage, East Cowes
New Batteries start from just £65.00 fitted + vat. We carry a large range in stock so simply call us on (01983) 532200 to check availability
How Do Car Batteries Work?
A car battery is a rechargeable battery that supplies electrical energy to your vehicle, its main purpose is to start your engine.
Once your engine is running, power for your cars electrical systems is supplied by the alternator.
Starting your vehicle discharges less than three per cent of the battery capacity. Car batteries are designed to release a high burst of current and then be quickly recharged. They are not designed for deep discharge, and a full discharge can reduce the battery's lifespan.
As well as starting the engine your battery supplies extra power needed when your vehicle's electrical requirements exceed the supply from the charging system.
It also acts as a stabilizer, evening out potentially damaging voltage spikes. While the engine is running, most of the power is provided by the alternator, which includes a voltage regulator to keep the output between 13.5 and 14.5 V
For more information about car batteries, FREE Checks and replacements, call Sixers Group on (01983) 532200