Ask the average battery purchaser this question and most would say that a battery is simply the source of power necessary to start the engine of every motor driven vehicle. Since most purchases are unplanned for, consumers usually have little knowledge or understanding about one of the most vital components of an automobile – the very essence of its electrical power.
With the increased demand of today’s technologically advanced cars, a basic understanding of the automotive battery, how it works and how to maintain it to ensure maximum performance and safety has become more important than ever.
The automotive storage battery falls under the category of a secondary battery. Secondary batteries are rechargeable, unlike a primary battery which is not rechargeable and used to power devices such as flashlights and transistor radios.
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