More and more driver assistance systems ensure that you have a more convenient and environmentally responsible driving experience. The prerequisite is a strong starter battery that supplies your Volkswagen reliably with exactly the right quantity of energy.
Your Volkswagen Genuine Starter Battery supplies precisely the quantity of energy that your Volkswagen needs – for a sure start even in icy-cold weather. For environmentally friendly functions like the start-stop system. And for more convenience due to auxiliary heating, radio and everything that makes your journey even more pleasant and even nicer. With the standard warranty of 2 years on replacement parts of course.
Long down-times, lots of short haul trips: There are many factors that determine when it's time for a change: Generally speaking, you should have your battery checked every 4 years. In doing so, you'll always be able to rely on it.
The battery is the number 1 energy supplier when you start your engine and makes sure that the car is ready to roll in all weather and temperature conditions. Volkswagen battery prices vary depending on what is required: Lead-calcium starter batteries, EFB/EFB+ starter batteries, AGM starter batteries etc. However, they do all have 1 thing in common: They contain all the Volkswagen know-how you need. The old battery is removed and correctly disposed of, then the new battery is professionally installed and connected. With that, you're ready to roll.
We're already convinced of their long service life and reliability – and if you're on the lookout for a cheaper alternative: With the Volkswagen Economy Batteries, you'll receive a cost-effective repair solution that reflects current market value for your Volkswagen aged 4 years or more. As Volkswagen parts, they are of course perfectly matched to your vehicle: The number of electrical consumers, the generator performance etc. As a result, you can rest assured that your car will always start and there will be plenty of energy available for all equipment during the journey.
By changing the battery in the key yourself, you may damage the car key: Therefore, we recommend you head to your Volkswagen Partner when your battery is empty. It's not only a case of having the right technical skills: With many remote control keys, the battery change has to be completed within seconds – if it takes too long, the radio data stored in the key are lost. This may result in your key no longer recognising the vehicle and an initialisation becomes necessary.
Your battery has to be changed from time to time. The reason: Every time it discharges, lead sulphate crystals form on the lead plates of the battery, which reduce the flow of electricity over time. The greater the number of lead sulphate crystals on the plate surfaces, the lower the capacity of the battery.
The safe option for both you and your Volkswagen: Have your battery changed by a professional. After all, there are many things to take into account: Battery acid is highly corrosive, escaping gases may explode and an incorrectly installed battery will damage your Volkswagen.
Many Volkswagens contain a battery management system. It detects a number of aspects, such as the condition of the battery, and regulates the vehicle's energy consumption. It only works if the battery is perfectly coordinated with the vehicle and the system correctly identifies it via a code. Otherwise the battery may be charged unnecessarily or too strongly discharged. This may result in lasting damage.
Are you unsure about the age of your Volkswagen battery? Not a problem. It's clearly displayed on the negative battery terminal, where the calendar week and year are imprinted.
Want to do something for the environment? Many Volkswagen models will help you here with functions like the start-stop system or brake energy regeneration, recuperation, for short. Prerequisite: a strong starter battery.
When you slow down or brake, a part of your Volkswagen's kinetic energy is normally lost. A part of this energy is recovered through recuperation: It intentionally draws upon the alternator more strongly in this phase, thereby supplying the battery with more energy. The alternator converts the kinetic energy into electricity – like a bicycle dynamo. When the vehicle is accelerating, the alternator is drawn upon less or not at all. Reason: The vehicle now uses the energy that the battery has previously stored. That saves fuel and emissions.
The start-stop system automatically switches the engine off and back on when you take your foot off the clutch or brake or depress it again. This enables you to consume up to 0.2 l less fuel for every 100 km in urban driving. Prerequisite: a battery that is particularly cycle-proof – i.e. remains efficient even with frequent charging and discharging.