Information about batteries provided by Colville Road MOT Centre
Faulty batteries are one of the main reasons for breakdown calls
The car battery is responsible for the starter motor in your car as well as whatever electronic features it may have, such as CD players and electric windows.
Properties of a car battery
The main properties of car battery to look at are the Amp Hour (AH) & the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)
The AH of a battery is a universally recognised unit of measurement and can be compared across
manufacturers. It is a measure of the amount of charge that a battery can hold. The Higher the AH figure the longer the battery will be able to perform its two main functions.
The CCA measures the ability of the battery to turn over the engine, the higher the CCA the more
powerful the battery. It is important not to get a battery with a lower than recommended CCA as this
can cause under performance when starting especially in cold conditions.
It is best to get a battery with the highest possible AH & CCA ratings bearing in mind the position of the battery as in many vehicles this will restrict the size that can be accommodated.
We can advise on and supply batteries to the best specifications to suit yours and your vehicles needs.