Research from battery manufacturer GS Yuasa reports 37% of batteries require attention on UK roads. Batteries are of the first vehicle components to suffer in cold weather, so a battery testing kit can be one of the best assets in a garage’s toolbox to help keep drivers on the road.
GSF Car Parts has a nationwide network of 180 branches, supplying independent garages with parts, specialist training, garage equipment and tools such as GS Yuasa’s ‘Always Check the Battery’ kit, which allows technicians to evaluate the battery health in less than a minute and obtain a substantial revenue stream as a result through charging or replacing a faulty battery.
GSF Car Parts Product Director, Carl Boland, said: “Battery condition can often be overlooked because there may be no obvious warning signs to a defective or discharged battery, but it’s crucial to keep on top of it to avoid unexpected problems for road users.
“For an independent garage, regular testing of battery conditions is a great way to increase revenue and customer satisfaction in no time at all, especially since a garage that performs these routine checks could save a driver from being left stranded with a flat battery.”
GSF Car Parts Sales and Operations Director, Paul Wright, added: “Sustained sub-zero temperatures will see the combination of planned service bookings and unplanned work significantly increase for garages. That’s why we’re here to give garages the tools and products they need to avoid any nasty surprises and keep their customers on the road.”