Common car battery issues you may face, and how to avoid it.

Common car battery issues you may face, and how to avoid it.

How often has it happened that you needed to get somewhere urgently and you are stuck with a dead battery instead?! Isn’t it frustrating? At such times, it would help if you have a pair of jumper cables or a car booster. However, you can avoid these situations altogether if you look out for the …

Common Mistakes that People Make When Jump-Starting A Car Battery:

Dead car battery spoiling your plans for the day? If you have a pair of jumper cables, the idea of using them may tempt you… But hold on! Jump-starting in itself may seem to be a relatively simple one. However, merely having the jumper cables might not be enough to get your car started, the …

How Overheating Harms Your Car Battery?

Did you know, one of the most vulnerable components in your car is your car battery? Heat is a killer of batteries. Each 8°C (15°F) rise in temperature cuts the life of a sealed lead acid battery in half. This indicates that a sealed lead–acid battery which should last for 5 years if continuously exposed …

Is your Car Battery Old? Here’s how to check?

With use (and use and use), your battery is going to be depleted and is bound to become old. But how exactly do you check your battery’s life? Well, you should start by opening the hood and looking at the battery’s sticker. Many batteries will have a sticker printed with the date information.     …

What happens when you get the wrong car battery?

Car-makers design their vehicles to fit the specifications and standards with unmatched precision. Therefore you should always ensure to use the right battery size to optimize the performance of your car. Trying to fit a battery designed for a Mini into a vehicle as powerful as a Hummer is like the classic case of a …

Do you know how to jump start your car?

Imagine walking to your car, all excited to head out for a drive, or to work or wherever you have/want to go and you sit in the car, crank the engine and hear nothing. Nothing but the sound of an engine that won’t start because your car battery needs new life. Knowing how to jump-start …

What is the role of distilled water in battery life?

We have all at one point wondered what exactly is inside a car battery? What exactly is inside this little box which makes it all work? Let’s unravel the mystery of maintaining the wet-cell battery for you. A wet-cell battery is a rechargeable battery containing a liquid electrolyte such as sulfuric acid (yes, acid!). The …

When does a car battery need to be replaced?

The day your car refuses to start is definitely not the day your car battery needs to be replaced. Usually, a car battery has a lifespan of 3-5 years, however with the harsh weather conditions in the UAE, the optimal run time for a car battery is 1-2 years at the most. If you are …

Maintenance tips to extend your car battery life

On average, a car battery lasts for 3 -5 years. However, given the arid weather of the UAE, the car batteries get affected and last for 2 – 3 years at the most. While getting stuck with a dead battery in the middle of nowhere or even in the middle of a busy schedule is …

What should you consider when buying a car battery?

Car batteries undergo a lot of wear and tear during your car’s life. Typically, batteries last from 3-5 years, however, given the harsh weather conditions of the Middle East, most batteries have 1-2 years’ lifespan. Continuous heat exposure or repeated discharging can impact your battery’s performance and life. It is advisable to monitor your battery’s …

Car Maintenance And Weather Conditions In UAE

It’s no longer a hidden fact that severe and extreme weather conditions usually have negative effects on vehicles of all types. When cars are not properly maintained, it will surely result in one thing which is the breakdown of that particular car. During the summer in the UAE, the weather conditions could cause some serious …

Importance of Wearing Seat Belts

Safety devices are very important in our everyday life. Many accidents happen every single day and using safety restraints properly, have saved many lives. It is essential to recognize not only the importance of wearing seat belts but also the importance of the proper use of one. According to statistics published by the Road Safety …

Summer Car Maintenance In UAE

The UAE is one of the most exotic places on the planet, large open spaces and smooth roads that just seem to call you to get into your car and go for long drives. In a few weeks it will be peak summer time and a lot of UAE; Abu Dhabi and Dubai regulars would …

Road Safety During Ramadan

The Holy month of Ramadan is upon us and it is an important time here in the UAE, which is predominantly Muslim. It is a time for sober reflections, piety and of course, fasting. However, fasting has a number of side effects which could result in unsafe conditions on the road during Ramadan. According to …

Tips on car batteries from experts at Dial-A-Battery

The iconic Captain Volt shares his super-expert advice. It happens to the best of us. You’re dashing off to work or an appointment… you turn the ignition key on and well, your car won’t start. Frustration immediately kicks in. You’ve guessed right – your vehicle has a flat battery! When your battery fails your vehicle …

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