Audi Q5 Battery Replacement

OPTIMA Batteries
Glendale, WI
The Audi Q5 has been in production for over ten years as of this writing, starting production in the 2009 model year, with a refresh in the 2019 model year. Throughout the run of the Audi Q5, the battery options have remained constant- either an H6, which OPTIMA offers in our DH6 YELLOWTOP or an H7, which OPTIMA also offers in a DH7 YELLOWTOP

Both of these batteries are quite large, weighing in at 54 and more than 60 pounds respectively and they can typically be found below the spare tire in the back of your Q5. Because they are located inside the Q5, they should be properly-vented to the outside atmosphere and Audi provides venting provisions that are very easy to connect. However, Audi also requires that the battery be registered with the vehicle's charging system, which may require a visit to an Audi technician or other qualified mechanic.

The batteries aren't as big as they are, because the Audi Q5 needs a battery with a lot of cranking power, these batteries are big, because modern vehicles are more-demanding than ever before from an electrical standpoint. We're talking a quantum leap forward beyond just memory seats and radio presents. Start/stop technology alone calls on a battery to start a vehicle thousands of times over the life of a battery, than a more traditional internal combustion engine, that only gets started once to drive you to your destination. Add in Wifi capability, integrated car alarms, dash cams and a host of other high-demand electrical accessories and it's no wonder automakers are using such large batteries.

However, having a bigger battery isn't always enough. Sometimes, the driving habits of an Audi Q5 owner may not allow the vehicle's charging system to properly-maintain battery voltage, which can lead to a dreaded discharged battery/no-start situation. This could happen if you take your Q5 on a lot of short trips around town. Fully-charged, OPTIMA YELLOWTOP batteries will measure about 13.0-13.2 volts and whenever any battery is discharged below 12.4 volts and is left sitting in that state, sulfation begins to form, which diminishes both battery capacity and lifespan.

That makes periodic charging with a quality battery charger an excellent idea, especially with the prospect of having to take your Q5 to a dealership to re-program the charging system for the new battery. We recommend checking voltage once a month and if the battery isn't fully-charged, top it off. If the voltage is good, you can expand that cadence to six weeks or longer, depending on the state of charge when you check your battery. If it always measures less than 13.0 volts, then more frequent maintenance charging may be needed.

We're so confident proper voltage maintenance will maximize the performance and lifespan of the OPTIMA battery in your Audi Q5, we'll add an additional year of warranty coverage to your OPTIMA battery, if when you purchase it from us, you also buy an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger at the same time.