Blog, Car Battery Tips



Having a car that won’t start is a real hassle – especially if you’re rushing, don’t have any jumper cables or an extra car to use.

When you bring your car to your workshop, are you even sure they are installing the right car battery for your car?

Car batteries come in as many as 17 different sizes with different configurations of positive terminals (right or left), smaller terminal heads and specifications. Not to mention, there are at least 30 different brands here in Malaysia!

As a rule of thumb, you will want to fit the car battery that meets your car manufacturer’s original specifications.

At Carput, we have worked with different car manufacturers and developed an intelligent car battery matcher to help our customers decide on which car batteries to choose from.

Our car battery matcher instantly filters out car battery sizes that will not fit on your car.

Underspec vs Overspec

The idea of car battery under-specification and over-specification has been around for a long time with mechanics and engineers having different opinions about it.

It’s obvious that installing a car battery with lower specifications than the manufacturer’s recommendations will result in a quick death for the battery, but what about a battery with a higher specification?

A battery with a higher amperage will actually only need more time to complete a full charge from the alternator, which means the alternator is working extra hard to get the battery full.

However, depending on the size of the car battery, we believe that the impact in installing a more powerful battery in your car is pretty minimal.

Regular vs Start-stop Cars

The new invention of start-stop cars came in the last decade or so – but what impact has it made in the car battery world?

What kind of car battery do we need when dealing with these cars? We first have to think about the role of a car battery in a car, which is to provide sufficient energy to start a car.

With a regular car, the car batteries are called to action once for every trip – every time you fire the ignition.

However, with start-stop cars (Perodua Myvi Advance) we are dealing with cars that are automatically shutting the ignition and firing it again at every stop.

A start-stop car kills its engine whenever the car comes to a complete stop and starts the engine again when the brake pedal is released. A start-stop car actually requires a higher-spec car battery because it needs the power to be able to start the car multiple times per trip.

A common example is with the older versions of Perodua Myvis with the newer, start-stop version. Regular Perodua Myvis are traditionally fitted with the NS40ZL size car batteries, but the ones with start-stop function actually have to use the M42 size.

The M42 battery is actually an enhanced flooded battery (EFB) and should not be confused with the NS40ZL battery which is a standard lead-acid battery.

The EFB technology brings an improved charge acceptance and greater cyclic durability when operating in a reduced state of charge, perfect for the start-stop Perodua Myvi.

Check out our list of M42 car batteries here.

Standard vs AGM Batteries

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.

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).

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.

Check out our list of AGM car batteries here.


The next time you are getting a car battery replacement, be sure to ask your mechanic if he is installing the recommended car battery for you.

Want to know your car’s battery model and size? Check here.

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Car batteries are stealthy. You never know when it’s on its last legs, but fear not!

CARPUT is here to help you with quality batteries and we will be there within the hour!

In fact, we’ll even install the battery for you so you’d never need to lift a finger.

WHY CARPUT?

1. Always be in the know of how much you are going to pay. We don’t like surprises, and we know you don’t too.

2. Affordable and reliable car batteries starting from as low as RM180. Delivery and installation is FREE!*

3. Track your CARPUT  professional with the app. Give us a ring on 1800-1800-10 or make a request through the CARPUT app!


JUMPSTART OR CAR BATTERY CHANGE?

JUMPSTART:
Your car can’t start after leaving your lights on overnight? Maybe all you need is a jumpstart instead of a car battery change. If you can’t find a good Samaritan to help jumpstart your car, just request on the app and we’ll be there within the hour.

A jumpstart will only cost RM50 if you’re in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, and our trained professionals are well equipped to help you get back on the road.

CAR BATTERY CHANGE:
If your car battery has lasted you 1.5 to 2 years, maybe it’s time for you to get a new one. An old car battery will not hold it’s charge well and thus, will require a jumpstart constantly.

All our car battery professionals carry a multi-meter and will advise you on the condition of your existing car battery. We only work with quality car battery providers and our prices are competitive.

It includes delivery and installation in areas such as Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam and Puchong, but we may charge an additional call out fee for a car battery delivery in further areas such as KLIA, KLIA2, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

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HOW IT WORKS

We recommend that you download the CARPUT app today! Car battery life is unpredictable and we urge you to be prepared.

If you ever find yourself in need of a car battery delivery or jumpstart, just use the CARPUT app to select your car that needs rescuing. Pin your breakdown location so we can dispatch one of our car battery professionals to help you!

We try to avoid surprises and you will always be quoted a price before you confirm your request. Our technology will locate the nearest available car battery professional and you’ll be able to call, message and even review them after the job is done!


AREAS COVERED IN MALAYSIA

CARPUT has facilitated over 30,000 car battery replacements in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Our serviceable car battery delivery locations are:-

Kuala Lumpur – Bukit Bintang, Ampang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Mont Kiara, Bangsar, Seputeh, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras.

Selangor – Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Kajang, Selayang, Klang, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya.

Penang – Georgetown and Seberang Perai.

Johor Bahru – Skudai, Bukit Indah, Masai, Gelang Patah.

Melaka – Peringgit, Ayer Molek, Telok Mas, Batu Berendam, Bukit Rambai, Ayer Keroh Seremban & Seremban 2.

We are working hard to expand quickly nationwide – stay tuned for more updates!


COMMON AREAS 

A dead car battery almost always happens when the car is parked – be it in a shopping mall, offices or even at home! We have strategically placed our car battery professionals nearby these hot locations so that you’ll always get quick battery services.

Next time, when your battery is flat in Mid Valley, One Utama or even in KLIA, you can be sure that we’ll be there quickly and efficiently.


SERVICES PROVIDED

We will always do our best to help you diagnose your car problems, and that’s why we do a courtesy call to help you pinpoint the problem. We’re always ready to help you get back on the road be it a flat tyre, dead battery or even if you run out of petrol.

If our professionals have diagnosed that your car is too dangerous to be driven, we have tow truck services ready to help you tow your car to your preferred workshop. No matter what the car breakdown is, CARPUT will be able to help you get back on the road.

Download the CARPUT app today to solve your roadside assistance headaches tomorrow.
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Blog, Car Battery Tips
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.

Start-Stop Vehicles

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 the 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.
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Blog, Car Battery Tips

If you know Amaron car batteries, you should check out Amara Raja’s new range of battery, Powerzone Car Battery.




PowerZone batteries inherit the credibility, technological superiority and high standards of customer satisfaction owing to its lineage of brand Amaron which is perfect for the Malaysian climate.

Now available at CARPUT to offer you even better options of reliable brands of batteries.

The new PowerZone batteries offer better performance with higher power output, higher reserve power capacity and higher CCA (Cold Cranking Ampere), thereby, enabling optimum power delivery at low temperatures.

The new range of leak proof & environment-friendly Powerzone batteries is preloaded with best in class vent design that is spill-free and easy to handle which adds to a whole new convenience.



If you are looking for a reliable car battery for Perodua, Proton, Honda, Toyota, Mazda and other major car make models, give this a shot! 

Sizes available are NS40ZL, NS60L, NS60R, NS70L and 70D23L.
All Powerzone car battery installed with CARPUT comes with 18 months or 30,000KM warranty (petrol) / 10 months or 20,000KM warranty (diesel).
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Blog, Car Maintenance Tips
The first thing you should know is that a car battery’s lifespan is fixed and there’s nothing you can do to extend it beyond that. But, there are things drivers often do that cause the battery to die early. Learn how to care for your battery and be rewarded with a long battery life.

1. Limit short rides

Shorts distance trips prevent your car’s battery from a full charge cycle. Over the long run, this will reduce the charge capacity of the battery and its lifespan. Instead, go for a long distance drive once a week during the weekend to give the battery a full charge it deserves.

2. Once a month routine inspection

Battery terminals corrode over time, but keeping them clean from buildup is a great way to extend the life of your car battery. Scrub the terminals with a toothbrush dipped in a baking soda and water mixture. Then, using a spray bottle with cold water, rinse the mixture off and follow up with a thorough drying with a clean cloth.

3. Don’t use electronics when idle

Turn off functions like the radio or air conditioner when your engine isn’t running to put less wear and tear on your battery power. Extended periods of idling also can wear a battery down. And not to forget, don’t charge your smartphone before starting your car’s engine.



4. Keep Your Battery Tightly Fastened

A battery that’s not securely fastened could end up vibrating, potentially resulting in internal damage and short circuits. Have your battery terminal checked regularly, especially if you frequently drive on bumpy roads.

5. Check your car’s alternator

If your alternator is bad it will results in ineffective recharging of your battery and dramatically shorten your battery’s lifespan.
No matter how well you maintain your car battery, you can’t always foresee when it may die. That’s not a disaster because you can always count on CARPUT’s trusted car battery assistance if your car battery ever fails on you.

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Blog, Car Battery Tips
It is important to understand your car battery at the very least the common warning signs of a dying battery. Just keep your eyes open for these symptoms.

1. Can’t remember your last replacement?

Car batteries are the unsung heroes of the car. We never remember to check, service or clean them although it works hard starting our engines every morning. Car batteries, like any other car part have a lifespan.

A good rule of thumb to determine the lifespan of your car battery is 1.5x to 2x of the manufacturer’s warranty. For example, if your last battery change was two years ago on a 12 month warranty battery, your battery is probably living on borrowed time.


2. Check the indicator

Some car batteries have indicators on the top side of the batteries. Like this one – a red indicator means that the battery is healthy and doesn’t need a charge while a white indicator tells you that it’s weak and needs a recharge or to be replaced.


3. Tick Tock

Car battery not only provides the power to start the engine, rather, it powers all the electronics like your power seats, power windows, air conditioning and many more. So if your car battery is failing while the car’s switched off, it may reset the electronics and your clock will go back to 00:00. Also, check your lights! If it’s dimmer than usual, it may be time to call us.


4. Slow engine crank

It takes a lot of power to get your car started, and all that power is produced solely by… you guessed it, your battery. If the battery is on its last legs, you may notice that the engine cranks more slowly than usual. Try turning the ignition key and feel how fast the engine starts up. If it’s slower than usual, you got to get it tested before you’re stranded in your dodgy office car park.


5. You’ve jumped it a lot already

If you have to jump your car more than three times in a single week, it’s time to replace your car battery. The battery no longer has the capacity to hold its charge.


Compare the most common signs of a dying battery

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News

Howdy, Ipoh!

CARPUT has successfully expanded our service area to cover Ipoh and is ready to get you back on the road. CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means you will be getting reliable car breakdown assistance with transparent pricing in the palm of your hands.

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Why CARPUT?

1. It’s easy, fast and safe. 2. CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. 3. Well-trained professionals are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. 4. 4.9 star average ratings from customers.

Battery Delivery to Your Doorstep


We deliver to many places in Perak including Tambun, Jelapang, Meru, Menglembu, Silibin, Sri Ampang, Gunung Rapat, Simpang Pulai, Penagkalan, Station 18, Bandar Botani, Batu Gajah, Pusing, Seri Iskandar, Teronoh and others.

Flat Tyre Rescue

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If you ever experience a flat tyre, we help you change to a spare tyre so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

We have come a long way

CARPUT has successfully rescued more than 15,000 cars in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru with the numbers growing rapidly every day. Look at these happy faces when CARPUT came to the rescue!     car battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer flyfm dj maggy

Here are what our customers have to say about our services.


Call 1800-1800-10 for immediate assistance or download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns! CARPUT services are available from 7AM to 11PM every day.

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Good news, Johoreans!

CARPUT has successfully expanded our service area to cover Johor Bahru and is ready to get you back on the road.


CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means you will be getting reliable car breakdown assistance with transparent pricing in the palm of your hands.

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Why CARPUT?

1. It’s easy, fast and safe. 2. CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. 3. Well-trained professionals are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. 4. 4.9 star average ratings from customers.

Battery Delivery to Your Doorstep

mekanik CARPUT We deliver to many places in Johor Bahru including Pasir Gudang, Masai, Perling, Sutera, Skudai and many more!

Trusted Towing Services

towing service kl We partner with reliable towing service providers in JB so that you will not be a victim of towing scam.

Flat Tyre Rescue

change flat tyre If you ever experience a flat tyre, we help you change to a spare tyre so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

We have come a long way

CARPUT has successfully rescued more than 15,000 cars in Klang Valley and Penang area with the numbers growing rapidly every day. Look at these happy faces when CARPUT came to the rescue!    car battery delivery, carput. customercar battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer  

Here are what our customers have to say about our services.


Download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns!

Enjoy RM50 OFF CARPUT services when 5 friends sign up using your invite code. Learn more here.

CARPUT services are available in Butterworth and Georgetown areas from 7 AM to 11 PM every day. Our services are also accessible at the hotline: 1800-1800-10.

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Blog, Car Battery Tips
VARTA car batteries are engineered to support the electrical demands of today’s vehicles, providing reliable starting power time and time again in the most demanding climate conditions. Most major car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Ford choose VARTA products to be factory-fitted for new vehicles.

Why VARTA® Blue Dynamic car battery?

Varta Blue Dynamic Car Battery

Powered by Johnson Controls Power Solutions, VARTA® Blue Dynamic batteries are trusted by customers globally. VARTA® Blue Dynamic batteries provide longer life, less corrosion and lower cost of ownership. Get your vehicle the VARTA® car battery with CARPUT to experience excellent replacement service. It provides consistently high performance for longer periods of time. Choose VARTA®Blue Dynamic for all vehicles with standard equipment, without start-stop functionality, and get ready to go on the road worry-free.


Technology Behind VARTA Car Battery

Varta PowerFrame Grid technology
PowerFrame grid technology is designed to minimize the corrosion that leads to battery failure, allowing for you and your vehicle to continue moving. The positive grid is what provides the energy to start your car.

It’s a critical component of your battery, start after start. The PowerFrame grid design improves the performance of your vehicle’s electrical system by providing superior starting performance with up to 70% better electrical flow than other grid technologies. This means more consistent starts.
For complete reliability and peace of mind, get your VARTA® Blue Dynamic batteries at CARPUT today!
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Blog, Car Battery Tips
Cars today are so technologically advanced, you want the Amaron battery that is technologically matched. Amaron batteries are manufactured with the result of innovative engineering.

With an Amaron battery under your car’s hood, you know that your car, big or small will start without a problem. With the balance between quality and value, Amaron has built a strong reputation for super long lifespan under the toughest of conditions.

Amaron Go

Amaron Go Car Battery Malaysia
High heat tolerance, vibration resistance and highest reserve capacity, Amaron Go batteries are perfect for the Malaysian climate. It requires zero maintenance and its high cranking power makes sure your car starts even in harsh weather conditions. 

Its patented silver alloys (SILVEN X) ensure low-corrosion to make it last really long. Amaron Go range of batteries are suitable for Perodua, Proton, Honda, Toyota, Mazda car models. Sizes available are NS40ZL, NS60L, NS60R, NS70L and 55D23L.

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Amaron Hi-Life Pro

Amaron Hi Life Pro Car Battery Malaysia
The Amaron Hi-Life series are available in a number of case sizes and terminal variations to suit a wide range of Commercial and Passenger vehicles. These range of batteries comes in sizes of DIN55, DIN55R, DIN72, DIN80 and DIN100.

The Hi-Life series integrate Amaron’s premium SILVEN X technology for ultra low-corrosion and maintenance-free operation as well as BIC vents for enhanced safety. Oversized inter-cell welds also help to provide superior cranking power.

The Hi-Life Pro range of Amaron batteries is the ultimate replacement for late model DIN and European spec passenger cars like BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, Range Rover, Hyundai, Kia, Ford and other major car brands.
All Amaron batteries installed within Klang Valley area comes with 18 months warranty (petrol) and 10 months warranty (diesel).
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