A battery health check serves as a vital indicator of the vehicle’s overall condition and how it will perform in the long run.
Ensuring the battery is in good health can save you from future headaches and unexpected costs.
Every vehicle is different; varying factors such as heat, age and charging habits can affect a battery.
A battery with lower degradation (better health) will provide more km of driving range per charge, while a battery with high degradation (lower health) will have a lower driving range.
Total kWh charged
The amount of kWh the pack has received in charge
Capacity when new
The capacity in kWh when the vehicle was new.
The current maximum capacity that can be charged.
How much has the battery degraded since new.
The difference between each individual cell in the pack. The lower the imbalance, the healthier the pack.
Low voltage battery charge voltage
This is the 12v or 15.5v battery that powers all the vehicle accessories.
The number of full cycles the pack has completed.
AC/DC charge proportion
The proportion of fast charging vs. AS (slow) charging.
Max range when new
The range displayed when the vehicle was new.
Current max range
The current max range displayed
We currently provide Tesla battery heath checks for all of Victoria.
Every Tesla is different, how an owner uses and charges the vehicle may impact the heath of a battery and a poor battery health may result in reduced range. A health check identifies whether the battery is good for its age and km travelled.
A battery health chech usually takes around 1 hour to complete.
Once we complete the check you will receive a battery health report, which will provide all the parameters required to identify the true heath of the battery.
In the instance where we identify issues with a battery, you can use this report to negotiate a better price for the vehicle, or if it falls within Tesla’s battery replacement warranty, we will guide you in the process of a battery replacement if you choose to purchase the vehicle.
Unfortunately, we cannot inspect used vehicles that Tesla has listed on their website. Our service is for private or dealer vehicles only.
Battery degradation is the gradual loss of capacity over time. It occurs due to chemical processes within the battery and is influenced by temperature, charge/discharge cycles, and time.
Yes, both extreme cold and hot temperatures can impact battery performance and longevity. Extreme cold reduces range, while extreme heat can accelerate degradation.
For long-term battery health, it’s often recommended to avoid frequent 100% charges and instead keep the battery between 20-80% charge for daily use. Charging to 100% occasionally for longer trips is usually fine.
No, it’s generally not necessary to fully discharge an EV battery. Lithium-ion batteries used in EVs prefer partial charge cycles.
To maximise battery life, avoid keeping the battery at a high state of charge during extreme temperatures
Regenerative braking can reduce wear on the brake pads and improve efficiency, but its direct impact on battery life is relatively small.
If you would like to talk to us or have any questions regarding a battery health inspection, feel free to send us a message, and we will be in touch with you soon.