Stop Start Batteries Cornwall
Start-stop technology (sometimes referred to as ‘idle stop & go’ or ‘micro hybrid’) helps to conserve fuel by automatically switching off the engine every time the vehicle comes to a stop. However, cars with start-stop capabilities put a greater demand on the vehicle battery. That’s why at Kwik Fit we stock a range of car batteries specifically designed for start-stop vehicles.
Unlike a regular battery which simply supplies a large current to turn the starter motor, a start-stop battery has enhanced cyclic performance which has the ability to discharge and recharge many times. This means that even when the engine is in the off/idle position, the battery continues to power the ancillary systems such as lights, air conditioning and in-car entertainment. Many cars also have brake regeneration systems, so any energy created when the brakes are applied is also stored in the battery for later use.