3-year warranty for ENRG batteries!

ENRG is a battery brand that relatively recently conquered the market with a strong and competitive offer, gaining trust and recognition of satisfied customers. To meet the needs of our customers, ENRG batteries have been covered by an extended 3-year warranty!

High quality of products guaranteed by a reputable manufacturer and the use of modern technologies are the hallmarks of our batteries. In our wide range of batteries, you will find, above all, models made in the latest AGM and EFB technology, which work perfectly well in vehicles with the highest energy demand.

The most important advantages of ENRG batteries:

  • wide range with the latest AGM and EFB technologies,
  • totally maintenance-free,
  • the use of calcium – CA/CA technology,
  • high, reliable starting current,
  • manufactured in Europe,
  • in line with the latest EN standards,
  • supplied by a renowned manufacturer,
  • 3-year warranty.

The warranty covers all ENRG batteries for passenger cars, purchased in the Republic of Poland. More about the brand can be found at https://enrg.eu/.

When replacing the battery for a new one, remember about proper waste management at the garage. Batteries, despite the use of increasingly modern solutions in them, still work on the basis of heavy metals. Therefore, only specialised companies are allowed to dispose of them as hazardous waste. Sale and disposal of batteries is subject to special regulations, so it is worth using the services of professionals, such as Bio Service.

How to dispose of a battery properly with Bio Service?

Proper handling of used batteries is a major challenge for garages, for both legal and environmental reasons. This is why it is really worth to call on the services of an experienced battery disposal company such as Bio Service for correct battery disposal.   

Automotive and motorcycle garages are now subject to strict legal regulations regarding the disposal of waste, such as used parts, fluids, tyres and batteries. However, it is not only the demanding legislation that is causing garage representatives to take more and more care regarding proper waste management.

– I see more and more concern for proper disposal of waste generated by repair garages. This is mainly due to the responsibility of owners of car and motorbike repair garages, who are aware that e.g., a battery is partly made of highly toxic lead. In order to be “fair” to the local community and the environment, they make sure that used batteries go to the right hands, that is, to a company that is authorized to collect, transport, dispose of or recycle waste – says Wojciech Kopacz, Bio Service Project Manager.

Disposal of a battery – what should you know?

The example of the battery is not a coincidence, as it is one of the most difficult garage wastes to dispose of. Why? Well, batteries are largely made of lead, a highly toxic element. Apart from lead compounds, batteries also contain highly concentrated sulphuric acid and plastics.

– These elements mean that the lack of proper disposal of batteries has a very negative impact on living organisms, soil and plants. It should also not be forgotten that acid leaking from a used battery can cause serious burns to humans or animals – explains Wojciech Kopacz, emphasising that car and motorcycle garages are provided assistance through the Bio Service programme in matters related to the proper disposal of batteries, as well as general care for the environment.

– Sticking to the example of batteries and their proper disposal, it should be added that each garage using Bio Service can give away scrap batteries, reporting it through the BS BIO system or by a sales representative at any Inter Cars point of sale, where a dedicated car transport drives up. Additionally, as part of the agreement for shops selling batteries with Bio Service, there is a possibility of placing a safe container with a lid in the garage. When it is full, we replace it with an empty one. Of course, in both cases the logistics minimums apply, emphasises Wojciech Kopacz.

– Customers can also receive a benefit in the form of a payment on account in exchange for battery scrap in the form of an invoice, he lists other benefits of the programme.

Assurance of proper disposal of batteries

Why Bio Service gives a guarantee that the battery has been properly disposed of? The company collecting the battery scrap is obliged to issue a Waste Transfer Note (WTN). Bio Service guarantees that scrap receivers have all the required permits. With a WTN you can be sure that your battery waste is in the right hands and will be properly disposed of.

Find out about the details of the Bio Service programme and the correct disposal of batteries on the Bio Service website.

What battery is best for your car?

Choosing a car battery always involves a few important questions that you should know the answers to, before you finalise the purchase. Type, dimensions, starting current (CCA) or battery capacity are just a few of them. Here’s a guide to choosing and buying the right battery for your car.

Battery is the heart of an engine and a car. It is thanks to the battery that we can go on a long journey even when the temperatures are terribly low. It also provides power for the radio or heated seats. Battery wear is a natural process of a battery going flat that leads to battery replacement. But choosing the right battery is no longer easy or obvious.

In the guide below, we will answer questions such as: how to choose appropriate battery for your car, or what criteria to follow – electrical and technical parameters, size, terminal connection or battery type.

If you don’t have the soul of a mechanic in you, technical issues don’t interest you or you don’t feel like analysing catalogues with different names and types of batteries, entrust the matter of battery selection to a specialist at once. You will find qualified and comprehensive assistance in the Motointegrator garage network. 

Which battery is best for your car – where to find information?

You should start your search from checking the manual of your car. There you will find specified parameters, such as type, size or capacity and cranking amperage, which will allow proper selection of a battery. Experience and knowledge of specialists advise that it is not worth using batteries which do not comply with recommendations of car manufacturer.  

Battery type: maintenance, acid, gel, AGM…

Lead-acid batteries are the basic type of battery. They are characterised by a good ratio of quality, durability and price. Standard (maintainable) batteries used to be popular – they required filling in and/or topping up of electrolyte. However, technological progress caused that they were replaced by maintenance-free batteries, having a window to check the state of charge. They work well in most popular cars.

Other types of batteries are GEL and AGM. In GEL batteries, electrolyte is in the form of gel, and their application is limited mainly to powersport vehicles or motorcycles. Low weight, high shock resistance with not too high starting current is important there. AGM on the other, hand have special fibre separators that absorb the electrolyte. They are often characterised by higher capacity and starting current.

EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery), AFB (Advanced Flooded Battery) or ECM (Enhanced Cycling Mat) – marking depends on manufacturer, but ideology remains the same. These are batteries with extended life, suited to more frequent engine cranking and powering electrical systems. They are developed for cars equipped with Start&Stop systems.

Which type to choose?

We recommend you choose proven batteries from renowned brands. This way, we minimize the risk of incorrect selection of batteries to the type of installation you have. Battery manufacturers and car producers are unanimous – battery type should not be changed in relation to factory recommendations.

Battery voltage – 12 V

Fortunately, this problem is practically negligible. All passenger cars found on the road are compatible with 12 V (twelve volt) installation. Cars from several decades ago had 6 volt systems, while all trucks run on 24 volts. So, we reassure you – accidentally buying a battery that has a voltage other than 12 volts is improbable.

Battery capacity – how many ampere-hours (Ah)?

This is one of the two most important battery values. It literally defines its current capacity. The general rule is: the more electric receivers in the car (modern electrical systems), the higher battery capacity must be. However, it will be a mistake to buy a battery with the highest available capacity.

You should choose such an amp-hour capacity as suggested by car manufacturer. Why? Because it is strictly connected with possibilities of an alternator, and also with type of engine or having Start&Stop system and with character of vehicle use. A battery that is too “large” may be constantly undercharged because the alternator cannot provide proper charging. A battery that is too ‘small’, on the other hand, may not provide power for all the devices such as the radio, seat heating, electric windows or a GPS system.

Some experts advise that a battery with at most 10% more capacity than the factory capacity can be fitted. The Audi catalogue for the 2.0TFSI engine, on the other hand, lists capacities from 56 Ah to as much as 72 Ah. Much depends also on how the vehicle is used – if these are mainly short journeys and the prevailing climate is rather cold, a change to a larger battery is not recommended. The alternator will not have time to recharge it.

Battery cranking current – how many amperes (A)?

The second most important battery parameter is cranking current, which is a value defining one-time, short-term current output that a battery is able to generate. It is current delivered to starter, which task is to rotate the crankshaft of engine. As a general rule, the greater the capacity or power of the engine, the greater the resistance and therefore the greater the cranking current required. Petrol engines require less current, while diesel engines require more, it also depends on the type of starter used and the presence of the Start&Stop system.

When determining this parameter, it is therefore worth following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Value of cranking current is connected with physical dimensions of battery, but also with its price. Another problem concerns the fact that increased starting current, translates into higher chance of discharging battery with installation fitted to “smaller” battery.

Hold-down ramp and battery size

Physical dimensions of battery should be precisely matched. In many cars, the battery is located under the hood, sometimes under the seats, sometimes in the boot, but always the battery space has a specific size and way of fitting. Therefore, before buying it is necessary to verify what dimension is given by manufacturer.
It is also worth to check how battery is assembled on a car. Most often it is assembled with a metal clamp, from above. But sometimes it is a clip on the hold-down ramp, that is on the bottom plate of the battery. This is indicated by a mark, for example B13.

Shape and terminal position

When talking about the size of the battery, one cannot forget to mention the position of its terminals. Before choosing, you should verify whether you need “right positive” or “left positive”. Sometimes the same battery is available in both versions, and having chosen incorrectly, car electric wires simply won’t reach proper places.
Important parameter is also shape of terminals. Vast majority of cars have round terminals, Asian cars may have round terminals with small diameters, other cars have side screw terminals, and tin screw terminals.

Where to find a good battery?

Summarizing, size does matter when it comes to batteries, but bigger and stronger does not mean better. Choose your battery carefully and according to vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. These recommendations can be found in your car instruction manual. Choose from renowned manufacturers, and get your knowledge from reliable sources. Buy your battery from a reputable source to avoid long-stored batteries with poor performance.
A wide and reliable selection of car batteries, together with comprehensive assistance of a qualified specialist, as well as with high quality replacement service, can be found in Inter Cars branches or at intercars.pl shop.

Flat battery? What to do?

Everything depends on whether the battery failure surprised us at home, in the city or on a long journey. In each case it is worth to have starting cables with you, which will allow to start car temporarily and avoid calling for a tow truck. Then it is necessary to diagnose the cause of the fault in order to undertake proper and economical actions.

What to do with a flat battery?

If the fault occurs at home, you should immediately check the state of the battery. To do this, simply use an electrical tester called a multimeter. Open circuit voltage should be no less than 12.5 V – if it is below 10.5 V, the battery needs to be replaced. You can temporarily draw starting current from a kind neighbour’s car or charge the battery with a charger – at least for 15 minutes. Then, after starting the engine, make a longer trip, even if only for half an hour, in order to recharge the battery thanks to the alternator. If this is not possible, it is worth arranging a battery check or replacement via the Motointegrator search engine.

Why does the battery go flat?

Battery failure can result from a defective battery, but also from many other reasons. The most common include: lights on at night, door not closed or a faulty electrical device in the car causing a short circuit. We can check this with an electric meter by removing fuses one by one, but this is tedious and time-consuming work. In turn, to exclude faults in the starter, ignition and charging systems, it is absolutely necessary to make an appointment at a professional garage, where professionals will check their individual components. Only then will we know for sure why the battery is discharging.

When battery replacement becomes necessary, it is advisable to have it done at a service centre, and leave the old battery for disposal, which will save additional costs and problems.