13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: D 60
The Importance of Battery Management
Battery related problems are by far the number one and growing breakdown statistic. ADAC breakdown statistics (2015) show that 35.7% are battery problems and another 11.9% are problems related to the electrical system. Looking at our European roadside assistance field data we see that from the average of 35% battery problems, 50% becomes an actual replace decision. Although this is in fact roadside assistance data, this does give us a great insight on the impact we can have performing preventive maintenance in our workshops.
The point is, battery maintenance often isn’t part of current maintenance routines like with oil, tires and windshield wipers. We need to make sure batteries are on this list and start testing every vehicle that comes into the workshop.