A regular check of the entire charging circuit by your PEUGEOT expert will help to avoid any malfunctions. At the beginning of winter especially, have your PEUGEOT specialist check the battery with a tester. You can also choose to replace the battery as a preventive measure and avoid the inconvenience of a breakdown.
WHY DOES THE BATTERY WEAR OUT?
The battery experiences natural degradation as it gets older, and depending on its level of usage. In addition, a high discharge rate, faults in the electrical circuit or extreme temperatures can also cause premature deterioration.
Using things that consume electricity while the engine is off (headlights, radio, air conditioning, etc.) will lead to deep discharge.
An alternator that doesn't produce enough energy won't charge the battery properly. Conversely, an alternator that produces too much energy will over-charge the battery and wear it out prematurely. Finally, bad connections can lead to leakage current, which will accelerate the discharge of the battery.
Extreme temperatures will damage the battery's fuel cells, reducing the conductivity of the electrolyte (mixture of water and acid). The battery is then impaired and will deteriorate.