More and more Driver Assistance Systems ensure that you have a more convenient and environmentally responsible driving experience. The prerequisite is a strong starter battery that supplies your Volkswagen reliably with exactly the right quantity of energy.
Your Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery supplies precisely the quantity of energy that your Volkswagen needs – for a sure start even in icy-cold weather. For environmentally friendly functions like the Start-Stop System. And for more convenience due to auxiliary heating, radio and everything that makes your journey even more pleasant and even nicer.
Your battery needs to be changed from time to time. Reason: Whenever the battery discharges, lead sulphate crystals, which reduce the electricity flow in the long term, form on the battery's lead plates. The more lead sulphate crystals have formed on the plate surfaces, the less capacity the battery has.
Long idle times, many short journeys: When it is time for a change depends on many factors. As a general rule, however, you should have your battery checked every four years. Like this, you will be able to rely on it at all times.
Safe for you yourself and your Volkswagen: Let trained specialists change your battery. Ultimately, many things need to be taken into account here: Battery acid is highly corrosive, escaped gases may explode and an incorrectly fitted battery will damage your Volkswagen.
Many Volkswagens have a battery energy management. Among other things, it detects the state of the battery and controls the vehicle’s energy management. That works only if the battery is matched exactly to the vehicle and the system recognises it via a code. Otherwise, an unnecessary load may be placed on the battery or it may be over-discharged. This may give rise to permanent damage.
Are you unsure how old your Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery is? No need to worry. You can read it off from the negative pole, where calendar week and year have been embossed.
Want to do something for the environment? Many Volkswagen models will help you here with functions like the start-stop system or brake energy regeneration, recuperation, for short. Prerequisite: a strong starter battery.
When you slow down or brake, a part of your Volkswagen’s kinetic energy is normally lost. A part of this energy is recovered through recuperation: It intentionally draws upon the alternator more strongly in this phase, thereby supplying the battery with more energy. The alternator converts the kinetic energy into electricity – like a bicycle dynamo. When the vehicle is accelerating, the alternator is drawn upon less or not at all. Reason: The vehicle now uses the energy that the battery has previously stored. That saves fuel and emissions.
The start-stop system automatically switches the engine off and back on when you take your foot off the clutch or brake or depress it again. This enables you to consume up to 0.2 l less fuel for every 100 km in urban driving. Prerequisite: a battery that is particularly cycle-proof – i.e. remains efficient even with frequent charging and discharging.