LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new range of batteries to help independent garages service vehicles with stop-start systems and high energy requirements.
Now available from omnipart.eurocarparts.com and across the LKQ Euro Car Parts 280-strong branch network, ERA stop-start batteries ensure that when a vehicle’s engine is switched off, it can be restarted in a fraction of a second – with no interruption to the comfort and experience of those in the cabin.
The ERA range is manufactured in Europe and features the latest OE technology, with five enhanced flooded batteries (EFB) and five absorbed glass mat batteries (AGM) – which, combined, cover 95% of the UK’s stop-start market.
All come with a three-year warranty as standard.
ERA EFB batteries are ideal for maintaining constant energy supply on entry-level stop-start systems, even during frequent start-stop cycles.
And ERA AGM batteries are the best solution for more advanced systems and vehicles with high-power, extensive safety and comfort functions.
This includes for premium passenger cars, SUVs, delivery vans and taxis.
Colin Cottrell, marketing and central operations director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “ERA’s commitments to safety, sustainability and quality reflect our own, which makes them the ideal partner as we expand our battery range.
“Start-stop battery technology has been around for more than a decade and is already common in the independent aftermarket.
“Thanks to the benefits it delivers in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, we can be confident that it’s here to stay – and we anticipate that by 2027, it will be present in 70% of the UK car parc.
“It’s vital to choose the correct replacement battery for each vehicle, to ensure it can deal with frequent stop-starting and power the vehicle’s electrical load. With the addition of ERA stop-start batteries to our range, we’re giving independent garages access to 10 high performance, great quality products that will mean every customer drives away happy.”
LKQ Euro Car Parts is encouraging garages to offer vehicle health checks before their customers get back on the roads this summer.
Identifying any faults or safety concerns that may have arisen during period of little to no use in lockdown – including flat batteries – is an important way to make up some of the shortfall left by deferred MOTs.