Mobile Car Battery Fitting
Car battery failure is one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns. It can also be one of the most inconvenient and expensive motoring problems to resolve. Although it is the heart of your vehicle, a car battery is only expected to have a life span of around five years and yet the advances in automotive technology can shorten this even further.
We increasingly rely on them to re-charge our mobile phones, iPods and anything else we can charge through the 12v lighter socket. Then there are the heated seats, electric windows, demisters, all of which enhance your driving experience, but drain the life out of your battery. Even stop-start systems, while good for the environment, are an extra drain on your battery power. That is why it is important to be aware of the age of your battery, signs that it is on its last legs and maintenance tips to ensure it doesn’t let you down.
Buying your new car battery can be daunting. Hundreds of different makes and models means choosing the right battery for your car is no simple task. However, we ensure that each battery order is personally checked so that when our mobile battery fitters arrive they will have the right battery for you.
Simply select the type of battery which suits your budget, and call our dedicated battery phone number so we can confirm which battery your car needs.
Battery ShopOur mobile fitting service is now available for car batteries too, meaning if you get stranded anywhere with a flat battery we'll come out and replace it for you. No call out charges, no fittings costs, just the cost of your new car battery. You'll also get even more from our mobile service because we'll take your old battery away and dispose of it for you.
Bosch Car BatteryBosch car batteries are a high-performance battery option for your vehicle, great in all weather conditions and can satisfy the most electronically demanding vehicles.
Numax Car BatteryNumax are high-performance car batteries. In the last 10 year, Numax has become a brand within the automotive sector, also establishing itself as the premier range of leisure and marine batteries in the UK.
Extra Value Car BatteryOur best value car battery to get you back on the road. We'll call our extensive list of battery suppliers and choose the best value-for-money option for you. Rest assured, we'll keep an eye on the quality to make sure you only get the best.
Start-Stop (AGM) Car BatteryAGM batteries, often referred to as Start-Stop batteries are are becoming popular in newer cars. Several of our branches are now set up to fit start-stop batteries as part of our mobile battery fitting service. Call for availability in your area.
How to maintain your car battery
Most motorists take them for granted and only give them a second thought when they fail. Yet there are several simple steps you can take to get the maximum life and value for money out of your car battery.
1. Check the charge
Make sure your cell voltage is checked when you have your car serviced. A fully charged battery will have a charge of 12.5 to 12.6 volts. When the engine is running this should rise to 13.7 to 14.7 volts.
Inspect your battery every few months to make sure it is clean and secure. A dirty battery connection will weaken the charge, so remove the connectors from the terminal to clean away grease, dirt and dried acid build-up. A wire brush is ideal for this. You could even apply a layer of multi-purpose grease to protect the battery from rust and corrosion.
3. PreventionAs temperatures drop more power is needed to start the engine. In order to give your battery a helping hand, ensure all accessories (phone chargers etc) are unplugged and switch off anything else that drains its power (seat warmers, fan, windscreen wipers and demister, radio, etc). Get into the habit of turning everything off before you leave your car, not just the lights, but the wipers, radio, heater, etc.
4. Use it or lose it
While cold temperatures can have a detrimental affect on your battery, not driving your vehicle enough can also be a problem. Often batteries will refuse to work when vehicles have been left standing idle for days or weeks on end. Equally, if your car is only used for short trips, the battery will not have enough time to recharge itself properly, which will ultimately leave it flat.