We ultilise safe enivronmental friendly methods for disposing of used batteries and have a dedicated reclycing program.
Upon inspection of the damaged battery, if deemd to be faulty, it will be replaced by an equivalent new battery. Batteries are deemed faulty as a result of any production defect which appears after the date of sale during the warranty term. The start of the warranty term of the battery is at the point of when the original battery purchased.
Depending on the type of battery warranties vary from 1 to 3 years. Please contact us for more information regarding the warranty for your specific battery.
We offer express delivery for all our trade customers, with the aim to provide next day delivery depending on area.
Batteries can fail for a number of reasons and remain the main cause of breakdowns in vehicles. Reasons for failure include: Heavy accessory power when driving short distance prevents a periodic fully saturated charge that is so important for the longevity of a lead acid battery. A common cause of battery failure is acid stratification. The electrolyte on a stratified battery concentrates on the bottom, causing the upper half of the cell to be acid poor. This effect is similar to a cup of coffee in which the sugar collects on the bottom when the waitress forgets to bring the stirring spoon. Batteries tend to stratify if kept at low charge (below 80%) and never have the opportunity to receive a full charge. If you would like any advice to get the most out of your battery please just contact us directly.
Life expectancy of your battery depends on many different factors. Pavilion use 3 types of batteries that provide different levels of performance, using the highest quality construction techniques our batteries provide some of the longest lasting vehicle batteries on the market, with our top of the range batteries often providing 7 years or more of performance*. Typically your battery will last between 4-5 years when used correctly. However depending on the types of journey you tend to take your car on, you could find your battery starting to show signs of age at three years, and become practically unusable after four. Some techniques to ensure long battery longevity include: If your car isn’t in use for long periods of time, removing the negative battery connection during periods of non-use assists in the longevity of your battery. Just make sure to reconnect the terminal before attempting to start the car. Regularly check that your car’s electrical system is in good working order. Faulty alternators and components that secretly drain your battery are often culprits when a car won’t start in the morning. Not only will a malfunctioning charging system have an impact on battery longevity, it can also cause your car to stop working at the least convenient moment. *results achieved from several of our customers, battery life varies on application and usage.
Batteries vary from each other by a variety of factors: The location of the terminals The type of the terminal (standard post, Japanese post, side terminal, or square bolt-through) The number of cells The voltage The cold cranking amperage (CCA) Size or Group Size refers to the height, width and length of the battery. They come in different group sizes to fit most car's battery tray. It is important that the battery should fit snugly and securely. Always refer to your car manufacturer's manual to know your car's specific battery group size. Alternatively you can use our easy to use reg lookup system to identify the correct battery for you. If you require any further help why not contact us and one of our skilled technicians can advise immediately. Buying a wrong-sized battery will just be a waste of money and might just set off more damage to your car.
AGM batteries or Absorbent Glass Mat batteries became popular in the 1980’s. AGM has very low internal resistance, is capable to deliver high currents on demand and offers a relatively long service life, even when deep cycled. AGM is maintenance free, provides good electrical reliability and is lighter than the flooded lead acid type. While regular lead acid batteries need a topping charge every six months to prevent the buildup of sulfation, AGM batteries are less prone to sulfation and can sit in storage for longer before a charge becomes necessary. The battery stands up well to low temperatures and has a low self-discharge. AGM and other sealed batteries do not like heat and should be installed away from the engine compartment. Manufacturers recommend halting charge if the battery core reaches 49°C. (Battery University, 2018). Please always use the correct battery for the correct application. Use our interactive battery search tool to check yourself, or contact us directly if you are unsure.
Cold weather makes it more difficult for an already weakened battery to hold its charge. Storing your car in a garage during spells of cold weather should keep the battery warmer and, therefore, easier to charge. When the vehicle is cold the oil is more viscous and this means the engine is harder to turn over - in turn making your battery work harder. Interestingly summer weather is one of the main culprits for battery failure. Extremely hot weather and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life, according to the Car Council. The battery contains liquid and heat causes it to evaporate. Low fluid levels will damage the internal structure of the battery. If you are in any doubt of your battery’s performance why not take advantage of our free battery testing.