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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


Mike Gilliam 12 April, 2019 Reply

Harry,Ben and Matt go out of their way to   help us keep a large fleet going! Swindon branch


Geoff Lewin 17 March, 2019 Reply

Great sales desk, sorted out a battery for my 1975 Honda straight away.
Most helpful staff,
Will call again.


Richard Barron 22 January, 2019 Reply

I would recommend this company. Great priced batteries, fast service and very polite staff! I will certainly be going back!


TREVOR HOUGH 16 January, 2019 Reply

first class service from first class staff ,battery replaced under warranty no problem at all
a really refreshing change from staff who understand the meaning of customer care
would not hesitate to use again or recomend


Jenefer 17 September, 2018 Reply

Very friendly and happy to help. Visited the store asking for advice on my car battery due to signs coming up on my screen. They tested it there and then and said I needed a new battery. They fitted the battery quickly and at very good pricing. Would recommend to anyone smile


Nicky Edwards 25 August, 2018 Reply

Excellent Service, had a problem with my battery charger and it was replaced along with the battery, Thank you all so much for your help


Brian Jones 18 April, 2018 Reply

Good experience yesterday, Chris ( Clarke ) was very knowledgeable and friendly with a sense of humour - also good price on my lawn mower battery


Paul draper 05 April, 2018 Reply

Excellent service from Chris and came away completely satisfied. Will definately recommend BBL Batteries to everyone, Thanks again for friendly atmosphere.


Ernie and Mary Eva 08 February, 2018 Reply

Thanks to Mike and Ashley, our car battery was tested , found to be exhausted and not holding a charge, and was replaced all very efficiently and quickly and with courtesy and good humour.  Very grateful customers!


Ernie and Mary Eva 07 February, 2018 Reply

Thank you so much Mike and Ashley for wonderful service—efficient, professional and quick in testing and replacing our car battery.  Fun too!
What an amazing array of stock there!
Would recommend this centre any time.

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