911 Porsche World - - Market Forces -

It’s mid win­ter, and the most likely time your Porsche’s bat­tery will start flag­ging, strug­gling to start the en­gine. Time to reach for the bat­tery charger? Don’t bother, we say: if the bat­tery is good it won’t need charg­ing, and if it’s at the end of its life, it won’t hold the charge for long, so in­vest in a new one. Hear­ing how it pow­ers the starter at top speed is worth the money alone.

How much? An “of­fi­cial” Porsche 70amp bat­tery for a gen 1 997-model 911 is £187.69 in­clud­ing the acid pack and VAT. But Hert­ford­shire-based spe­cial­ist JZM rec­om­mends the Bosch Sil­ver Top S3 priced at £151, reck­on­ing that this, sup­plied with a three-year war­ranty, tends to last longer than the Porsche item.

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