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One new technology that car manufacturers are embracing to improve fuel mileage and minimize pollution is "start-stop" systems, which shut off the engine at idle and restart it as soon as the accelerator pedal is depressed. As effective as this technology might be, you may wonder if it doesn’t wreak havoc on the battery. The answer is "no," thanks to a device called an "ultracapacitor." First built in 1957, this little gadget can be described as a mechanical battery that has the ability to store electrical energy more efficiently than a chemical battery and deliver electrical energy quickly. It is not meant to replace a chemical battery, but is designed to work in conjunction with one.

To properly maintain your car, auto technicians need to keep up with the latest advances in technology, including "start-stop" systems and ultracapacitors. Our ASE- certified technicians stay up to date with constant training and education, so we can provide you with the best possible service, no matter what year your car was made. Give us a call at 952-473- 4848 today for an appointment. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

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HINT: Ultracapacitors may be recharged by the energy of braking (sometimes referred to as "regenerative braking").