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?

April 20th 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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