What stop/start battery do you recommend?

What stop start battery would you recommend for my Skoda Octavis vRS? Prices seem hugely variable, as do warranties. How do I choose?

Asked on 11 August 2023 by maxsaw

Answered by David Ross
It is crucial to replace your stop start battery with the correct type. If the existing battery is an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) type then you must replace it with the same type, but if it has an Enhanced Flooded Battery (AFB) or Enhanced Cycling Mat (ECM) battery then you can replace it with the same type or use the more sophisticated AGM type.

Most online retailers offer the facility to search for a battery using your vehicle's registration, ensuring you are choosing from batteries that are correctly specified for your car. It is also possible that the new battery must be encoded into the vehicle systems through the diagnostic port, so unless you can do this yourself we would suggest using an independent garage or retailer to do this for you.
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