LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new, trade-only battery range under its Starline banner to help workshops cater for everything across automotive, commercial, marine and leisure vehicles.

The Starline range covers conventional, absorbed glass mat batteries (AGM) and enhanced flooded batteries (EFB) and 99% of the UK car parc, with a wide range of sizes to choose from so that technicians can get a replacement right first time, every time, regardless of the type of vehicle they are servicing.

As part of the new range, Starline has identified the growing need for start-stop batteries which are available as both AGMs and EFBs and continue to power the electrics of a vehicle even when its engine is in sleep mode.

Due to the summer’s higher-than-usual temperatures putting additional stress on batteries, it’s estimated that one in three vehicles that enters a workshop could require a new one, so testing the battery status as standard represents a huge profit opportunity for garages.

Starline batteries are manufactured using 20 years of European knowledge and experience. Its battery range is manufactured to the highest standards, in line with OE processes and using the latest materials, ensuring they are leak proof, deliver improved starting performance and provide a longer service life. All batteries in the range are backed up with a three-year guarantee.

Colin Cottrell, marketing director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, commented: “The Starline brand is constantly evolving, with a focus on research and development both to enhance existing products and launch new ones.

“Expanding our Starline batteries range will help the garages we support to meet the requirements of commercial and leisure vehicles as well as passenger cars, and offer drivers a trusted branded alternative.

“Offering a choice of products from great brands helps garages empower their customers to make their own decisions when it comes to their vehicles, and is an important way to drive loyalty and trust.”