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Any voltage fluctuations would mean detri- mental errors might occur in any of the systems mentioned above. In the worst case scenario, if the safety systems were to malfunction, it might even result in an accident. Sensors in the Electronic Stability Program and Auto Braking System might get inaccurate readings from electrical interruptions which might cause abnormal reactions from these systems. Importance of your car's battery The battery plays a big part in a car's electrical system as it is also laid with one of the most important tasks in a car. The task being getting the engine started when needed. The battery is integral in keeping the vehicle's auxiliary systems functional even when the engine is off. Examples include the clock, radio and windows. A major component that the battery supports is the starter motor which is used to fire up the engine.
A car's battery is regularly charged when the engine is running while the alternator powers the car's electrical system and restores the battery's electrical energy. When the battery's ability to hold a charge is compromised, one would find it difficult to start the engine. This would bring about the hassle of getting the vehicle hooked up to another with jumper cables in an attempt to breathe life into the engine once more. What is battery sulfation? A normal car acid battery consists of a series of oppositely charged lead and lead oxide plates that divide into cells within the battery. The battery cells are filled with a mixture of 65% distilled water and 35% sulphuric acid or electrolyte solution. Electrolytes produce electrons and while under charge, the electrons move between the plates discharging energy in the form of volts. The lead plates convert this energy into electricity. Each cell can produce about 2.1 volts of charge which means a 12.6 volt battery requires six cells. Battery sulfation impedes a battery's ability to accept, hold and deliver a charge. If left unchecked, sulfation would disable a battery's usability way before its designed service life. This would be a costly preposition considering a car's battery can cost anything from $100 to $200. If properly guarded against sulfation though, a battery's service life can be extended for years beyond its designed service life. When a battery is left unused for a long time, sulfation occurs as the electrolyte solution begins to break down. Sulphur in the solution separates from the electrolyte and attaches to the lead plates and eventually gets converted into lead sulphuric crystals. The crystals coat the plate and prevent them from conducting effectively. This means the battery will be unable to provide enough electricity to the ignition coils to turn the engine over. The situation is made worse now that the electrolyte solution is weaker because the sulphuric acid has turned into crystals and now delivers much less charge.