Varta advises against DIY battery fitment
The battery experts at Varta are issuing advice to vehicle drivers around the risks and complexity of attempting a DIY battery replacement in this age of increasingly complex cars. Varta say that its new awareness campaign seeks to dispel the myth that changing a battery continues to be the easy DIY task it was through previous decades. The advice from Varta is to do their research and if possible, to proactively seek battery fitting options, and if in any doubt, to check in with their local independent garage before attempting a battery change themselves.
“We would always advise the driver to take the advice and recommendation of their local, trusted garage workshop. Not only is fitting a battery on modern vehicles a more complex task nowadays, there are also a number of very different battery technologies available in the market place, and it can be hard for someone not in the trade to navigate to the correct technology and specification suitable for their specific vehicle” commented Andy Cook, Technical Sales Representative and field team lead at Varta.
“Rather than attempt a DIY fit, our recommendation would be to err on the side of caution and seek a workshop who has invested in the latest technological equipment and staff training, to ensure the right product gets fitted in an efficient and safe way”. Varta are keen to stress that over a third of vehicles in the UK now have start-stop systems, which require the right technology battery and often a more complex fitting operation.
Varta’s awareness campaign is supported by Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector, who has long had an affiliation with the Varta brand and promotes the fitting of OE products to the UK garage trade.