Thinking about buying a new battery for your luxury car?
We all know that without a functioning battery you can’t even start your car’s engine. (Hopefully, you haven’t found this out the hard way). So it’s always important to make sure you battery is operating as it should.
Keep in mind there are different types and sizes of batteries. The size of battery your car requires depends on several factors – and the best way to ensure that you are getting the right one is to buy the OEM battery designed specifically for your vehicle. You can do that by reaching out to us or simply visiting our site and entering the make and model of your car and the word battery.
Most car batteries are built with lead acid. A battery of this kind can start your car 20,000 times before it needs to be replaced. Batteries with a little more longevity are a calcium or high-end absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery. The latter type of battery will need replacing after 30,000 and 50,000 starts respectively.
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Unless you are a car expert we highly recommend taking your OEM battery to a mechanic who can install it safely. This is because you may not possess the safety equipment that can protect you from as corrosive acid and other chemicals that can leak out of the old battery.
Always remember to dispose of your battery in a way that is best for the environment, either by bringing it to an automotive center that accepts old batteries or taking it to a local mechanic. Some roadside companies can also help with the replacement and taking away the old battery.
For a specific brand, again, simply look for the OEM battery that matches your car. Why install an OEM battery?
OEM is "original equipment manufacturer" which means the battery is identical to what was originally supplied for the vehicle. A non-OEM is a battery made by a different company that reverse-engineered the original battery and started producing copies that function in a similar manner for the same vehicle.
Take for instance an original battery by Rolls-Royce AGM (An OEM battery).
It’s a battery that is suitable for the following models:
Ghost Series I (2009-2014), Phantom, Phantom Coupe, Phantom Drophead Coupe, Phantom Extended Wheelbase.
There is no hard and fast rule, but in general OEM batteries are thought to be of higher quality and more reliable than non-OEM. As a result the price can be higher. But you have the peace of mind knowing it was designed specifically for your car and to operate as long as possible.
Keep in mind that batteries are difficult to manufacture consistently because minor variations in water content (parts per million) and minor mismatching of the anode and cathode capacities can cause substantial cycle life reduction in the final battery. So we think OEM is the way to go. It could be the difference between getting 100 cycles out of a battery versus 500.
Here are some examples of batteries for Jaguars that are OEM and, we think, very dependable.https://www.euroautopartsdirect.com/oem-parts/jaguar-vehicle-battery-jde32902 https://www.euroautopartsdirect.com/search?search_str=VW+battery
Your car’s battery is essential. It starts the engine, keeps it running, and powers the electrical systems. So we recommend getting the best one possible for your luxury car!