Q:Iâve been told that as the car gets older you should think about getting a more powerful battery; is it true?
A:Yes, it is true. When the car was first made, the manufacturer decided on the correct battery by taking into account the carâs requirements. Now, years later, the car has had extra electrical consumers fitted and has begun to wear. The engine doesnât fire so quickly, the charging system is less efficient and, almost certainly, the car is serviced less frequently than when it was brand new. In these circumstances, a bigger battery is more able to cope with the difficulties that age brings.