Unlike any other battery on the market, Genuine VW Batteries are specially designed to meet the precise power requirements of your sophisticated VW model as well as the electronic demands of today’s European-engineered cars. And in addition to featuring a full range of power ratings, each Genuine VW Battery is competitively priced and backed by a limited warranty.
However, even the best batteries will eventually require a replacement. Whether it’s extreme temperatures, time, or simply leaving your headlights on overnight, certain factors can play a part in the lifecycle of your battery. So if you require a battery replacement, count on us to help set you up with the Genuine VW Battery best suited to your vehicle. You can also read up on your car’s battery specs in your VW Online Owner’s Manual.
How to replace your Genuine Volkswagen Battery
From thrilling performance to highly convenient tech features, your VW was designed to deliver a driver-friendly experience on every ride. But under the hood? That’s a different matter.
The sophisticated engineering inside your VW requires specialized equipment, and improperly disconnecting your battery can cause damage to your VW or at least create a less-than-optimal driving experience. Check for other warnings related to your car’s battery in your VW Online Owner’s Manual.
When in doubt, trust the experts. VW Certified Technicians can perform a battery check to see whether the problem requires a simple replacement or points to a larger problem. If you’re at all concerned about your battery, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.
Factors affecting your Genuine VW Battery
Car batteries fail when they cannot hold enough electricity to start the engine. Despite being designed to resist a variety of environments and factors, there are three specific issues that can cut a battery’s life short.
The sensitive electrochemical processes inside your battery accelerate in high temperatures, essentially wearing away at the vital components inside.
Corrosion at the terminals can end a battery’s service prematurely by throttling its ability to recharge.
If you recently had your battery jumped, consider a battery replacement. Leaving your battery drained long enough affects its ability to store starting power.
Seasonal factors affecting your Genuine VW Battery
We’ve already mentioned how extreme heat can damage the health of your battery over time—and it doesn’t get easier in summer. Did you know there’s water in your battery that helps it run every time you start your car? Not only can extreme heat make this water evaporate more quickly, it can have several other effects on your car during hot summer months, including the time it needs to recharge and the amount of power needed to operate.
We know what summer can do. But why do car batteries die in winter? That’s because lower temperatures reduce your battery’s efficiency and its ability to crank the engine. The cold can also thicken your engine oil, making it tougher for the battery to crank and start the engine, and increase the time needed for your battery to properly recharge.
Recycling your Genuine VW Battery
Nearly every car battery gets recycled into new batteries, making car batteries one of America’s most recycled products. Virtually every battery manufactured gets recycled.
In 2015, car batteries had a 99% recycling rate, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Car batteries are more recycled than paper (65%), glass (26%), and aluminum drink cans (55%). Volkswagen owes thanks to our partners who help make this possible.