The added technology and features in our modern and highly electrified vehicles will continue to drive the need for advanced battery technology.
Today’s start-stop vehicles are equipped with new technologies including advanced driver assistance systems, cameras and sensors, GPS, semi-autonomous driving solutions, and a lot more that are putting more and more strain on our battery.
A new start-stop vehicle may have as many as 150 electrical features. That means your battery simply needs to do more. More starting, more cycling, and generally more output of power.
As automakers work to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards, many have turned to start-stop technology, which cuts the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it once the driver takes his or her foot off the brake.
Over the next several years, more vehicles will be in the start-stop category. Although it won’t be idling when at a stop, your vehicle is still required to run the necessary loads to keep its technology functioning.
Globally, start-stop is the fastest growing market segment that is increasing demands on the traditional 12-volt battery. The continued increase in the number of vehicles with high electrical demands in the aftermarket is forecasted to increase by 25% over the next 5 years.So, here’s a few facts:
- Consumers are reporting 30% more battery failures versus five years ago.
- JD Power reports that battery failure is #3 on the top 10 list of vehicle problems reported due to the increased demands of start-stop technology,
Therefore, it’s not surprising that consumers and are increasingly dissatisfied with their battery’s reliability and performance.
While it saves fuel, start-stop puts a lot more strain on your battery because it has to cycle and start many more times per day. If the battery does not maintain a high level of charge acceptance, the vehicles anti-idle systems will not function properly. In conjunction with increased electrical loads, the number one cause of vehicle no-start’s is battery failure from causes related to Acid Stratification.
Acid Stratification is a fancy way of saying that the acid in your traditional battery settles to the bottom and destroys your battery’s plates with excess corrosion, creating a charge imbalance, and causing it to fail faster.
And, that’s bad. So, we fixed that.
Discover Battery has introduced the MIXTECH EFB. This epitomizes the most significant improvements to a battery in over 50 years. Discover Battery’s MIXTECH EFB battery uses the existing motion of your vehicle to circulate the acid, preventing build up. Simply put, the patented and award winning MIXTECH technology prevents acid build up from killing your batteries and can extend their life by up to 3X.
They are 100% maintenance free, provide superior sustained performance, and offers the lowest cost of ownership versus other conventional batteries in the industry.
As you can see, it’s really not about the length of your battery’s warranty any longer. It’s about choosing the right battery technology to support your vehicles increased load requirements.
Our line-up of MIXTECH EFB batteries are replacement market parts that exceed OEM performance requirements and are direct replacements for EFB and AGM batteries in start-stop and anti-idle vehicles.
So where can I learn more about MIXTECH EFB batteries? Check out our website: www.discoverbattery.com