All That You Need to Know About Car Batteries

Comprehensive Warranty

If you request a car battery replacement service with FK Autoparts, you will receive a long-term guarantee against any manufacturing defect, where you can replace the battery with a new one. FK Autoparts are the authorized resellers of Motorcraft Battery and Omnicraft Battery and offer 3-year and 1-year warranties respectively, in Kuwait. Motorcraft Battery in Kuwait at FK Autoparts has an easy replacement and warranty claim across Alghanim service centers at prime locations in Kuwait.

Car Battery Replacement Service at Home

Whether your car breaks down in the middle of the road or it needs to be replaced at home, FK Autoparts offers to change your car batteries, wherever you are. All that you need to do is contact our team and they will replace the car batteries at home.

How often to change your car batteries?

It’s frustrating when you try to start your car only to find that the battery is dead, and it’s even more stressful if you’re stuck on the roads. Stay ahead of the stress by finding out how often you should be replacing your car batteries and minimizing the risk of potential issues and getting stranded in the middle of the road. A good quality car battery would need to be replaced within a span of 3 to 4 years.

How would I know if my car battery needs a replacement?

Several signs tell whether your car battery in Kuwait needs to be replaced. Your battery struggles to combat seasonal changes or your car has been sitting in for too long. Your vehicle could be struggling while starting and one of the reasons could also be that your battery is older and triggers a dashboard light. If you need to press on the gas pedal to start your car, then that’s one of the signs too that you need to replace your car batteries. Motorcraft car batteries are one of the most reliable brands of car batteries in Kuwait, available at FK Autoparts.

How to check the car battery, without a multimeter?

If you do not possess a multimeter that can tell the voltage of your battery, you can do the electrical system test by starting the car and turning the headlights on. If the lights are dim, it indicates that they are running off the battery and that little or no charge is being created by the alternator.

Factors that affect car battery life

1. Temperature

Car batteries tend to last longer in colder climates than in hotter temperatures.

2. Poor Charging System

If your car battery charger system is not of top-notch quality, it will drain your car’s battery over some time.

3. Faulty Alternator Diode

Alternators with ill-functioning diodes can reduce battery performance.

4. Dirt, Grease, and Corrosion

Dirty and grease build-ups will drain the power of the battery, while the corrosion will reduce the flow of current and will lead to faulty batteries.

5. Personal Habits

Frequent starting the engine on and off engine cycles can cause drainage in the battery. If you want to keep your car battery life long, have your mechanic check the electrical system of your car and watch out for any signs of warning. If your battery is too old, replace it so that you don’t have to face problems later when it causes your car to break down on the road.

How do I check the car batteries’ efficiency?

You would need to open your hood to check the efficiency of your car battery. Hook a voltmeter to the car's battery by connecting the red lead to the positive terminal and the black lead to the negative terminal. If the battery is in a good condition, the voltage will read between 12.4 and 12.7 volts.

Why is my car battery not working?

High temperatures

One of the main causes of battery failure is heat. It builds up grid corrosion and grid growth in the positive plate. As heat corrodes the positive grid, the battery loses its strength capacity and its starting power. This further weakens its ability to start an engine – especially in colder weather conditions.

High vibration

Vibration can damage and separate internal components, which would ultimately lead to a reduced starting performance or could even lead to a battery failure.

Failure to recharge after drops in voltage

In a discharged battery, the active materials produce crystals of lead sulfate that are called discharged material. When these crystals are not recharged, they eventually combine to form larger crystals. By disrupting the plate structure, these bigger crystals are harder to dissolve and recharge, and eventually, they lead to battery failure.

A faulty alternator

If the alternator is faulty, the battery will be undercharged or completely discharged. A discharged battery has a reduced capacity and starting power. If the battery is constantly undercharged and the reason is a weak alternator, the battery will become deeply discharged and sulfation will take place.

How to choose the right battery for your car?

You need to understand the essentials like battery specifications, life expectancy, comparison between the old and new batteries, warranty, and most importantly, a reputable dealership. You need to get the right battery power and opt for the one that fits your driving car, needs, and your specific location. Motorcraft Battery prices and Omnicraft Battery prices at FK Autoparts are competitive, reliable, and dependable. Come, visit FK Autoparts and we will help choose the right car battery installation products and services for your vehicle.

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