Stop/start is moving forward into the aftermarket

Bosch has produced its five millionth stop/start starter
Bosch has produced its five millionth stop/start starter

If you’ve read this month’s CAT cover to cover you’ll know all about stop/start technology.

January’s strategy feature on batteries mentioned that just 40 percent of independent workshops said they were happy to deal with stop/start and the associated AGM battery technology.

That’s a shocking statistic, and one that’s thrown into a harsh light by news from Bosch which says production of stop/start units is now struggling to cope with demand.

Bosch has celebrated producing its five millionth stop/start starter motor at its Hildesheim production facility, as demand for the technology continues to grow.

Bosch also makes a bold prediction – the company expects every second new car in Europe to have stop/start technology fitted by 2013.

Fortunately, vehicles fitted with stop/start are only now starting to filter into the aftermarket. But time is still running out to be completely prepared for a mass influx of these cars. Perhaps it’s time more workshops took note of this technology?

Published by Darrenmoss

CAT magazine's in-house reporter and self-confessed petrol head

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