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Complete battery support and advice from Ecobat

As battery technology continues to evolve, it is important that workshops are well prepared and informed of current and emerging developments.

With 2018 underway, Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT) will be rolling out training suitable for technicians and others in the industry throughout the year. These programmes are designed to bring awareness and know-how concerning the changing face of vehicle batteries.

Central to this are the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded batteries (EFB) that vehicles fitted with a start-stop function require. Technicians need to install and validate these following a set procedure, or the vehicle will not operate correctly and will lead to problems related to the engine and battery management systems. Therefore, it is important that technicians are prepared and have the full understanding required to confidently work on these complex battery systems.

As the UK’s largest battery distributor with more than 60 years of experience, EBT will naturally be at the forefront of any technological advances. With this in mind, the company is always on hand to collectively provide the right tools workshops need to test, diagnose and crucially install these batteries.

With the introduction of the VARTA® Silver Dynamic AGM and Blue Dynamic EFB models, alongside equivalent products under the Lucas and Numax brands, the current start-stop vehicle design is well catered for. Alongside its vast industry experience and premium quality products, EBT offers its customers the potential to grow their battery sales, due to the strength of its customer service. By imparting this knowledge, EBT ensures that its support package is far more than the battery in isolation.

Furthermore, workshops can be confident of the products EBT provides, due to the relationship parent company Ecobat Technologies (Ecobat) has with the world’s battery manufacturers. Ecobat works in tandem with these manufacturers to develop the alloys necessary for them to respond to the needs of vehicle manufacturers globally, ensuring that products are ideally suited to their application and meet the performance demands of the individual design. These are then assimilated into the aftermarket so that workshops have the very best replacement batteries when they need them.

In addition to the depth of range from the VARTA, Lucas and Numax brands, EBT offers unrivalled product availability through its dedicated central warehouse, which is backed up with a 13-strong national branch network and excellent customer service.