With the RAC being accused of selling motorists batteries they don’t need to buy and charging a premium for the privilege, etyres is offering customers a timely reminder that it offers a mobile battery fitting service which is combined with highly competitive prices to offer convenience and value for money.
According to an undercover ‘sting’ investigation by the BBC’s Watchdog programme, RAC teams are charging up to £122 for a replacement battery when there is nothing wrong with the one already in the car and all it needed was to be charged. In eight out of ten cases, yet the RAC patrol advised the customer to buy a new battery from them.
Flat or failed batteries are one of the main reasons for calling out breakdown services and because motorists pay a hefty upfront membership fee, many feel they are being ripped off by being charged a premium to have a new battery fitted.
The RAC rejected the claims, however the best advice motorists can follow is to ensure their battery does not let them down in the first place. This can be achieved by recognising the warning signs that it could be on its last legs, such as:
• It takes more attempts than usual to start the car
• Lights are dimmer when the engine turns over
• Vehicle appears sluggish
• Warning light on the dashboard is illuminated
With the wintry weather already taking its toll on weak batteries, spotting the problem early can help motorists avoid being stranded in the cold and paying over-the-odds for a replacement. etyres supply and fit a wide range of batteries to suit all vehicles and budgets and its mobile service means vehicle owners don’t have to worry about how they are going to get a car or van that won’t start due to a flat battery, to a garage or car parts store to buy a replacement – and then have it fitted.
All batteries supplied and fitted by etyres come with a three year guarantee.
Denna Bowman, Head Office