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Start Stop Battery Technology

Start Stop Battery Technology

​BBL Batteries will help you to make the most out of this fantastic opportunity

At BBL Batteries we are fully up to speed with Start Stop Technology and the impact it is having on the battery market. Rather than looking at these changes as a problem speak to us and we will help you make the most of this fantastic opportunity.

We stock the very best quality AGM and EFB batteries from the world’s leading manufacturers and can advise you how to become the ‘go to’ Start Stop experts in your locality.

Don’t pay the price for fitting the wrong kind of battery.

Drivers are paying the price for fitting the wrong kind of battery as they don’t realise that cars featuring start-stop technology need specialist equipment, especially batteries.

Frequently, standard lead acid batteries are bought for start-stop cars then fail relatively quickly because they aren’t up to the job they’ve been bought for.

What is stop-start technology?

Start-stop is a system on most modern cars that cuts the engine when the car is stationary, in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The engine starts again when the clutch is engaged or the brake is released, or when the driver is ready to move again.

How does stop-start work?

The system uses a computer to detect when the car is stationary or the car is out of gear, at which point it halts fuel delivery and spark to the engine. The ignition starts again when the car begins moving or the clutch is pressed. Start-stop is estimated to cut fuel use by between 5% and 10%. Energy recuperation harvests the kinetic energy that’s usually wasted as a car slows down. But in order for these smart technologies to work, cars need to have specialist Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) or Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB).

Why do start-stop vehicles require different batteries?

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) are designed to retain sufficient charge to be strong enough to power a car’s many electrical systems such as the windscreen wipers, air conditioning and sound
system while the engine is turned off. They must also be capable of starting a vehicle multiple times in any journey where traditionally the vehicle would have been started only once. A vehicle may stop 20 times during a short journey, for example in traffic, at traffic lights etc. This places a much higher and altogether different energy demand on the battery in a start-stop vehicle compared to non start-stop vehicles which are usually only started once on the same journey. The battery therefore must be far more robust.

BBL, The Battery Experts with nearly 50 years’ experience…

With almost 50 years stocking and distributing batteries we understand that quality is key and that is why we recommend Yuasa AGM and EFB Batteries. At BBL we also stock a full range of Yuasa batteries for all applications.

For further information on Batteries for Start-Stop vehicles please do contact us on 0117 955 0535 or email


Tina 07 January, 2020 Reply

Amazing help and service from the Swindon Branch this morning after my car wouldn’t start and taking a recommendation to bring it to BBL. Matt and the team were really friendly, helpful and efficient from my initial phone call to fitting, which was done immediately!  I am very thankful and will certainly be recommending this place to everyone. Thanks again highly recommended!


Gerald Lawrence 21 December, 2019 Reply

DONT GO ANYWHERE ELSE.BBLbatteries recommended by Breakdown chap saying batteries cheaper than anywhere else so went along.
yup batteries cheaper than elsewhere by £20 including fitting!!!!

Great service from the staff including walking out with a mug torch and a smile!!


Kerry 07 December, 2019 Reply

I have to leave a great review here.  on approach Matt that worked behind the counter was amazing he just seems to have a customer approach that would make u want to come back. I’m sure I won’t need to. But he’s an absolute asset to the business. Thanks for your help. Kerry.


George Paterson 06 December, 2019 Reply

Visited the Truro Branch today and was most impressed by the two lads behind the counter. I am somewhat deaf and cannot see particularly well and explained the problem I had with a small compact tractor battery which had limited space in the engine compartment. They talked me through the size and capacity I needed and even helped unload the old battery from my friends car and found a replacement model in the store which should do the trick they said. Upon reaching my home the new battery did the trick - fitted into the compartment perfectly and I am a very happy ole boy. Thank them very much please for their patience and guidance. Very much appreciated.


Jacek Pelc 06 December, 2019 Reply

Top service. Guys were really helpful. Order came on time.  I visit a few shops around estate and they had the best prices. Definitely I will recommend BBL Batteries to my frends. Very pleased. Thanks.


barbara brown 03 December, 2019 Reply

Very friendly, helpful quick service and a reasonable price for a new battery. Thanks


joanna wiggans 22 August, 2019 Reply

Went in today for new leisure battery.  What fabulous service offered, so helpful and knowledgable. Fitted and very good value.  put me in a good mood for the rest of the day

fabulous customer service


Debbie cantin 15 July, 2019 Reply

Lee in the Plympton branch helped me today. I was in a bit of a stress as my battery was flat and the RAC signposted me to your store.
Lee was really professional and helpful , he changed my battery for me and I would definitely recommend BBL to friends and family. Thanks Lee!


Paul Compton 09 July, 2019 Reply

Excellent and friendly service. Matched the price of a competitor. Very helpful. Knowledge staff. Would definitely come again.


Martin Collenette 21 June, 2019 Reply

Mike in Truro is a battery hero!! He managed to get my wife’s old electric bike’s battery repacked and rejuvenated via Bristol battery repacking department. The alternative was a new one at twice the price and a possible 3 to 4 months delay. Fantastic, thanks to all concerned. Regards Martin Collenette



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