Q: How long will my AANT battery last?
A: How long a battery lasts depends on:
- Proper installation
- The climate in which the car operates
- How often the car is used
- How regularly the battery and car are maintained.
All AANT batteries are guaranteed for the term of the warranty providing you properly maintain your battery and regularly use your vehicle.
Q: If my battery is flat and I jump start the vehicle, can I drive around to recharge my battery?
A: Normal driving will not completely restore the battery to a reliable level of charge. To comprehensively recharge, use a suitable multistage battery charger – and allow up to 48 hours. You may still find that you need to replace your battery. Choose from our list of approved AANT Battery Stockists.
Q: What is a deep cycle battery?
A: Deep cycle batteries are designed to deliver sustained power over extended periods of time, rather than high bursts at short intervals. They can be discharged up to 50% without affecting battery life. They are common in motor homes, caravans, camping and boats. These batteries are rated in Amp hours.
Q:What does Amp hour mean?
A: An Amp hour (Ah) rating is a way of describing a battery’s capacity, commonly calculated at the 20 Ah rate. It measures how long a battery will last (in hours) for a given load (amps) before it is considered discharged.
Q: What is CCA?
A: The industry recognised standard for defining starting power is Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). Typically, higher rated CCA batteries will last longer and perform better in most vehicles than a lower CCA rated battery.
Q: What is a Calcium Silver Battery?
A: A component of calcium and silver added to the positive and negative plates. This reduces water loss through gassing and aids recharging. This type of battery is sealed and maintenance free. Increasingly, the more modern types of cars use these particular batteries.
Q: What is a sealed battery?
A: The battery is sealed during manufacture, which means you can’t add water to the cells. Under normal conditions the fluid inside will last for the entire life of the battery
Q:What is an AGM Battery?
A: Suitable for most vehicles, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries are fully sealed. They use glass fibres to absorb and retain the electrolyte, leaving no free electrolyte in the cell to spill.
Q:What is an EFB?
A: Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) are being fitted to some popular start/stop vehicles. These ‘flooded’ batteries have a polyester scrim fitted, which applies contact pressure to the positive plate so the battery can cycle better than a traditional flooded battery
Q: What is a Stop / Start vehicle
A: These vehicles have special features to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The internal combustion engine automatically shut downs instead of idling, and will restart when you need to move again. These vehicles are fitted with special batteries to cope with the extra electrical load while the engine is stopped. Only AGM or EFB batteries can be used as replacements.