Driving a Continental car like a BMW, Mercedes or Audi is great.
Costs of an AGM car battery, however… Not so great.
But did you know that modern luxury cars require an AGM car battery, and not the regular one?
Does it really have to be that way?
Well, it turns out, you can get a replacement Varta AGM car battery at a fraction of the price official service centres are selling…
…that saves you at least RM600 for that same peace of mind.
And here, you will learn what an AGM car battery is (you get what you pay for)…and exactly how you can conveniently get it delivered to your doorstep.
AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. This technology is found in Varta Silver Dynamic AGM batteries. AGM technology is designed to handle the toughest electrical loads required in new cars with premium features such as regenerative braking.
Now, this is crazy:
The key feature of this technology is the absorbent Glass Mat material which holds the battery’s acid like a sponge to ensure constant contact between the plates and the absorbed electrolyte.
But you’re probably wondering:
“Does my car really need such battery with advanced technology?”
This is especially important if you own a luxury car which you probably take for a cruise only during the weekend.
Very likely, that car demands the highest energy due to its extensive accessories.
So, what makes an AGM battery stands out from its flooded lead-acid inferiors?
Here’s the kicker:
It delivers outstanding performance for powerful engines and highly equipped cars.
Offers up to 3x extended cycle life compared with a conventional battery. (A conventional lead-acid battery last only about 1-2 years)
And it gets better:
Boasts high starting power and reliable performance. Plus, the design ensures the battery will not leak, even if the case is broken.
If your car comes with advanced Start-Stop functionality, ideally you will want to install an AGM battery because a conventional car battery just won’t suffice.
If you drive a Mazda or high-end Toyota models like Vellfire, Alphard, Estima and Wish, most likely these cars are equipped with the start-stop technology. (Not to be confused with engine push start)
That’s not all:
The technology first gained popularity in Europe and U.S. market in model-year 2013 vehicles. So, your BMWs, Mercedes or Volkswagens are best fitted with an AGM battery.
Start-stop vehicle technology automatically shuts off the engine when your vehicle stops, such as at a traffic light or in stop-and-go traffic, and restarts it quickly and quietly when the clutch is engaged or the brake pedal is released.
But there’s a catch:
When the engine is off, the battery is the sole source of power to all the car’s electrical devices, such as air conditioning, the radio and the navigation system.
And, in advanced start-stop systems with features like regenerative braking or passive boost, the battery is stressed even more.
Order Your AGM Battery with CARPUT for Peace of Mind
Here are the prices for AGM batteries as of January 2019:
AGM Varta Silver Dynamic DIN70 – RM1100
AGM Varta Silver Dynamic DIN80 – RM1250
AGM Varta Silver Dynamic DIN90 – RM1400
Of course, prices listed are inclusive of delivery, installation and trade-in of your old battery (Specifications of these AGM batteries are similar to those offered at service centres).
To complete the service, we do offer system fault reset on the spot for every AGM battery replacement. That saves you the trouble of bringing your car to the service centre.