Brits Go Motorhoming

Brits Go Motorhoming

31st of March 2021

Brits Go Motorhoming

The weather is starting to change, and restrictions are easing, so it’s time to start thinking about trips away in our motorhomes and caravans.

Here are a few top tips on maintaining & looking after your leisure batteries.

Whilst your caravan is in storage, it’s really important that you properly maintain your leisure battery, to ensure it’s ...

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Time to get you vehicle springing back into action

Time to get you vehicle springing back into action

26th of February 2021

Time to get your vehicle ‘springing’ back into action

With so many of us still working from home or finding ourselves ‘furloughed’ our vehicles are not getting the regular use that they need and are used to. This really is not good news for vehicle batteries which will ultimately go flat, and this could be irreversible if left for a prolonged period of time.

With travel ...

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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

23rd of December 2020

Season Greetings From All At Shield Batteries - A round-up of 2020

Well, that wasn’t the year we all hoped for when we entered 2020. However, the whole team across our locations at Shield Batteries are all well & thankful to be in good health.

So, some highlights of 2020……

We have supported the ‘blue light’ services throughout the pandemic and kept everyone movin ...

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Winter Care Tips For Your Batteries

Winter Care Tips For Your Batteries

11th of December 2020

WINTER BATTERY TIPS

Cold weather can take its toll on your car’s battery – Cold weather inhibits the chemical reaction necessary to make a battery work, which is often the reason you may have trouble starting your car on a cold winter morning! Cold weather together with a lack of car usage, especially over the festive period, every year leads to high numbers of assistance call outs. ...

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De-Mystifying Vehicle Battery failure

De-Mystifying Vehicle Battery failure

June 5th 2020

A period of short, infrequent journeys or a length of time when a vehicle is not being used can cause its battery to fail rapidly.

A battery is an Electrochemical device which naturally loses charge over time. This happens faster in higher spring and summer temperatures

Batteries naturally lose charge even if they are not connected to a vehicle. The rate at which they di ...

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Have you checked your vehicle recently?

Have you checked your vehicle recently?

20th April 2020

We are all checking on our neighbours, vulnerable locals and friends & family BUT Have you checked your vehicle recently?

With so many of us working from home or finding ourselves ‘furloughed’ vehicles are not getting the regular use that they need and are used to. This is not good news for vehicle batteries which will ultimately go flat, which could be irreversible if left for a pr ...

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Winter Survival Battery Tips

Winter Survival Battery Tips

10th of December 2019

Winter Survival Battery Tips

It’s that time of year again when we should be paying extra special attention to the ‘health’ of our vehicles, so we have put together a list of useful tips to help take care of your battery and your vehicle..

A battery is designed to work at an optimum temperature of around 25ºC and when the temperature falls to around freezing, the batter ...

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Check your vehicle is Winter Ready!

Check your vehicle is Winter Ready!

Check your vehicle is Winter Ready!

We know what you are thinking ‘Where has the year gone’……us too!

It’s time for log fires, spooky visitors, cosy nights in, sparklers & fireworks, hot chocolate, or maybe a good glass of red and of course, time to tuck up your Classic car for the winter – or check your ‘daily’ vehicle is winter ready!!

Here at Shield we h ...

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Do Vehicle Batteries die in hot weather?

Do Vehicle Batteries die in hot weather?

24th of July 2019

Do Vehicle Batteries die in hot weather?

The simple answer is, yes. Hot weather can drain the life out of your vehicle’s battery; when the temperature gets particularly high the battery fluid can evaporate, meaning that damage can occur to the internal structure.

Summer heat is tougher on batteries than winter’s chill. It may seem counterintuitive, but higher temperatures h ...

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