Whether you’re using your van to drive your entire family around or loading it up with equipment, you wouldn’t want to get stuck in the middle of the road with a dead Peugeot battery. Remember that your Peugeot Partner battery starts up your engine, so it’s essential that it is properly charged all the time.
A Reminder to Charge Your Peugeot Partner Battery
If your battery has not been in use for a long time, you should expect that it won’t have as much power as it should have. After storing your battery or leaving the car unused for a long time, it is best to use a battery charger to give it enough power to start your car and let you drive around again.
You would have to check what type of battery you have first to determine what kind of charger it requires. For example, for vans that use stop/start technology, its batteries would most likely require smart chargers instead of the regular ones. You could check your manual or ask a battery expert if your Peugeot Partner uses this technology.
You’ll have to check also if there’s any sign of corrosion or dirt around the Peugeot Partner battery terminals. These would have to be cleaned off first. Otherwise, the batteries won’t charge properly.
The battery would have to be disconnected from the car prior to charging. If it’s still connected, make sure you detach the negative lead first, which is usually coloured black. When you reattach the battery after charging, make sure you reconnect the negative lead first as well. Doing it the other way around will give you an electric shock.
Charging Your Peugeot Battery
Recharging your Peugeot battery is quite easy, whether you’re using a regular charger or a smart one. All you need to do to get started is connect the battery to the charger. Start by matching the positive terminal to the positive clamp and then the negative terminal to the negative clamp (and never the other way around!).
Just make sure that you’re leaving the top of the battery free of anything because batteries sometimes emit hydrogen gas while being charged. So don’t place the charger on top of the battery; instead, place it somewhere else away from the battery that’s being charged.
Plug the charger in and turn it on. Most chargers turn off automatically once the battery is fully charged, so check if your charger works this way. If not, make sure you stand by and be ready to turn off the charger as needed to avoid overcharging the unit.
Once you’ve done charging the battery, you can disconnect the clamps, this time making sure that you detach the negative lead first to avoid being electrocuted. When reattaching the battery back to your Peugeot Partner, start with the positive lead again.
Charging Your Battery by Jump-Starting the Car
Leaving a car battery stored or unused for a long time is not the only reason a battery could lose charge. You might have forgotten to turn off the lights or the radio while your car was parked too, causing you to lose power when you come back. In this case, a jump-start could be the most effective way to get back on the road.
To jump-start your car, you’ll need a pair of jump leads and a second car (this one will need to have a working battery. Although the other car doesn’t really need to have the same Peugeot Partner battery size, you have to make sure that they have the same voltage. Make sure also that there are no metal objects that could touch the batteries while you’re jump-starting the car. Avoid smoking and stay away from open flames too, as this could cause the battery to explode while charging.
Start by lining up both cars in a way that both batteries are easily accessible and can both be reached by the jump leads at once. Both cars should have their handbrakes on and the ignition off.
Connect the fully charged battery’s positive terminal to the dead battery’s positive terminal using the red jump lead. Then, connect the negative terminals using the black jump lead.
Start the car with the working battery first and let it run for a minute or two. Then, start the car with the dead battery. Allow both cars to keep running for around 10 minutes. After that, turn off both engines. Disconnect the black jump leads first before disconnecting the red ones. Don’t let the leads touch each other as you disconnect them.
After making sure the cables have been properly removed, and the batteries are back in place, try starting the car with the newly charged battery. If the battery still doesn’t work, it might be a sign that a new battery is needed.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does a Peugeot battery last?
You may have to replace your Peugeot battery every two to six years from the date you installed it in your vehicle. However, there are ways for you to extend its usage and keep it in good condition, such as driving your car for long trips and taking its battery to a mechanic for servicing and cleaning.
How do I know what battery to buy for my car?
When you buy Peugeot Partner batteries, you need to find products that meet your vehicle’s battery specifications in terms of CCA (Cold Cranking Amps), RC (Reserve Capacity), and size. You can see these requirements in your car’s user manual, but if this isn’t on hand, buy a battery similar that’s to the old one.
What are the signs that your car needs a new battery?
You need to buy a new Peugeot battery when:
- You are having a difficult time firing up the engine
- Your vehicle’s electrical components are becoming weaker. The horn and headlights are prime examples of this.
- The Peugeot Partner battery light is flashing.
- There’s a foul smell coming from the bonnet.
- Battery connections are corroded, its case is swollen, and it’s old.
What will ruin a car battery?
- Shed plate material under the plates can cause short-circuited cells.
- If you leave your battery for a long time with no or little charge, sulfation will occur.
- Your battery will have corroded terminals if you don’t clean it, resulting in damaged internal connections. If this happens, you will need to buy a new Peugeot Partner vehicle battery.
How often should you change your car battery?
According to experts, you need to buy a new Peugeot Partner van battery once every three years, or when you start noticing the signs that your current battery is failing. You can expect it to become unreliable at some point between its fourth and sixth year. You need to replace it at the right time to avoid problems.
Things You Didn’t Know About Your Car Battery
- Weather: If you live in a region where it’s hot, you can expect your battery’s lifespan to lessen because heat speeds up the chemical degradation.
- Idleness: When you leave your car unused for a long time, you may not be able to turn it on because its battery discharges even when idle. Driving it around won’t recharge it enough after a certain point.
- Maintenance-Free Batteries: Certain types of batteries might be labelled as “maintenance-free”, but some of them still need to be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid corrosion.
- Long-Lasting Batteries: Gel Cell and AGM battery types last the longest among batteries. Of course, these are also generally more expensive as a result.
What To Do If Your Car Battery Dies
- Take out your jump leads. If you don’t have these, you may have to call roadside assistance.
- You need to have another car to help you, and the vehicles must be facing each other and close, but not touching.
- Attach the jump leads by connecting the positive clamp to the dead battery’s positive terminal and do the same with the working battery.
- Start the working vehicle to begin jump-starting. Then, try turning the ignition in the dead car.
- Remove the cables, then drive the car around to test it.
Things You Should Know About Your Car’s Battery
- Battery Testing: You can determine if you need to replace your battery or not by using a voltmeter.
- Battery Disposal: Don’t dispose of your battery through your normal waste channels, because it contains acid and lead, which are toxic. Instead, take it to an auto shop.
- Battery Volts: You can ask a professional to know your battery’s voltage and determine how much your vehicle needs.
- AGM vs Conventional: AGM last longer and uses paste instead of acid in water for chemical energy. Moreover, AGM batteries do not leak.