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The battery is one of the essential components of a vehicle. It is responsible for supplying necessary electric charge to the spark plug of an engine. This electric current helps the spark plug to ignite and burn the fuel in order to produce power in the engine.

An average battery is made to last for 4-6 years. However, due to inefficient driving techniques and lack of maintenance schedules, the life of a battery gets decreased. Therefore, Overdrive MOT & Service Centre has a team of skilled experts to provide best-in-class solutions for battery replacement Batley.

Reasons for the breakdown of a battery

Cold Weather

Cold weather is one of the major reasons for battery failure. The battery loses its acid and becomes weak in cold temperatures. Further, a weak battery fails to provide sufficient charge to start the engine of a car.

Using AC and Headlights on battery

It is advised not to turn on the AC or headlights on the power of a battery. It leads to draining of the battery and makes the battery weak. Moreover, it can also result in a dead battery if the headlights are left turned on for long.


The acid used as an electrolyte in a battery is prone to corrosion. This corrosion can further escalate to the contact points of the battery as well. If these points get corroded, the alternator will not be able to charge the battery. In such a case, the battery loses its performance and as a consequence of insufficient charging results in a dead battery.

Keeping it idle

Keeping the battery idle for too long also causes the charges to leak out. One should regularly use a vehicle to ensure the proper charging of the battery. That is why it is good to take your vehicle out for a ride at least once in a week.

Battery ageing

As mentioned, the average age of a car’s battery is four to six years if they are maintained properly. The battery generally dies out after this span of time. After its complete breakdown, replacement of the battery is the only option left with a motorist.

Importance of Battery Maintenance

Just like other parts of the vehicle, the battery also needs regular maintenance. A healthy battery is important for efficient functioning and performance of the vehicle. The battery provides power to the car by enabling the engine to burn fuel and develop mechanical energy. It also provides necessary charge to the various electrical components of a car like headlights, AC, etc. in case of an emergency.

If you are having multiple issues with the battery of your car, get it checked with the experts at Overdrive MOT & Service Centre. If the repair is not possible, we also stock efficient and long-lasting new batteries. Our experts will be more than happy to guide you through the battery replacement Batley procedures.

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