JA Autowerks - European Auto Repair Specialist

New Jersey's Trusted European Automotive Repair Shop.

JA Autowerks LLC is a full service Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche & European auto repair shop in New Jersey.

When do you know to replace your vehicle’s Battery?

Signs that say a new battery is needed:

1.       Check engine light came on after start up.


2.       Vehicle seems to crank slow or cranks longer than normal at start up.

3.       Vehicle does crank over but does not start.

4.       Visual corrosion (white power) on top of battery and on positive and negative terminals.


5.       Age, a high quality battery’s life span is 5 to 6 years.  A low quality battery’s life span is 2 to 3 years.

Are all car batteries built the same?

Winter is one of those times when your vehicle’s battery love to give up. Freezing temperatures, the extra use of lights, defrosters and wiper all reduce your battery’s engine cranking power.  These scenarios combined with older batteries (over 3 years of age) can leave you stuck.     

In today’s world, European-engineered vehicles require a battery to work harder than they did 20 years ago.  Most vehicles on the road today include features like key-less entry, key-less start, lane-assist, adaptive cruise control, and multi-media interface systems which create high-demand energy situations.  Then, consider that late model Euros have more advance fuel-systems and integrated, networked computer and control systems that require a battery to maintain reserve power during extreme temperatures and other high electrical load situations.

You should take the above referenced factors into consideration when purchasing a battery for your vehicle.  While they tend to look the same, not all batteries are created equal; it’s what is on the inside that sets apart the generic auto parts store and big box store batteries from the batteries the Bosch batteries sold at JA Autowerks. Our team knows and understands the needs of modern European vehicles and wants you and your family to be safe and not have a vehicle that leaves you stranded. That is why our team offers Bosch S5 and S6 Premium Power Batteries with a 3 Year 100% Replacement Warranty included with a free emergency Jump-Start Assistance for three years from the date of purchase.

If you would like to know if your vehicle’s battery is ready and able for the last six weeks of winter, contact our service advisor Erin and request a complimentary inspection of your vehicle’s battery, starting and charging systems.

 JA Autowerks will keep you running down the road, problem free!

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