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ACDelco unveils enhanced HDMF batteries in the Middle East

Specially designed materials have been added to the batteries for vibration and corrosion resistance

ACDelco's HDMF battery and engine oil.
ACDelco's HDMF battery and engine oil.

Automotive parts company, ACDelco, owned by General Motors, has re-introduced heavy-duty maintenance-free (HDMF) batteries in the Middle East.

The batteries are made from a variety of components, including a polypropylene case with a reinforced design to support the battery elements and withstand shocks and vibrations from the road; centred cast-on plate straps, which are stronger than thinner gas-burned conventional connectors, to reduce the lever action movement resulting from road shock; and a double lid that prevents contamination and also adds to the strength and rigidity of the battery.

It also includes permanent flame arresters to prevent accidental explosion from external spark or flame and a built-in hydrometer for faster checking.

According to the company, the improved HDMF battery has a higher reserve capacity and increased resistance to outside impact and vibration.

Commenting on the launch, Mohammed Al Fayyad, customer care and after-sales director, General Motors, said: “Most heavy-duty batteries in commercial applications are exposed and installed outside of the engine room; so, they need to be able to endure extreme conditions. Specially designed materials have been added to ACDelco heavy-duty maintenance-free batteries to ensure they resist vibration and potential corrosion.”

The company also unveiled a range of new, all-season metal wiper blades, as well as oil and lubricant products.

The lubricants, oils, and fluids are specially formulated and help to protect vehicles against harsh weather conditions and heavy duty commercial use in the region.

The windshield wipers are an economical replacement component for commercial vehicles.

With strong corrosion resistance, the wipers’ durability is complemented by acryl spray painting over layers of electro deposition coating and electro zinc painting on a galvanised steel body.

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