A car’s battery is not only essential for starting your vehicle but it also runs many other essential features such as the lights too. Seasoned motorists will almost certainly be familiar with the experience of having had a battery go flat: the experience of turning your key in your car’s ignition to hear either a clicking sound, a sluggish starter motor or complete silence is one likely to make your heart sink.
Car batteries are normally recharged by electricity generated by the car’s alternator. A good battery will reliably provide consistent voltage to the car’s systems, but they don’t last forever – the average car battery lasts around seven years.
While batteries themselves aren’t hugely expensive, fitting can be, with some garages charging an hour’s labour, and it’s harder than ever to fit the battery yourself. Modern cars tend to have many electrical systems, meaning that a specialist is often essential for fitting a new battery.
If you require a new car battery, we provides a full car battery replacement service and can dispose of your old one for you. Your car battery is at the heart of all your vehicle’s electrical systems, it is the only source of power to get your car started so it’s important that you check yours regularly. Flat batteries are one of the main reasons for breakdown calls, especially on cold mornings, and you’ll only really know something is wrong when your car doesn’t start.
If you are at all concerned about the age or charging capability of your car battery, don’t leave it until your car won’t start, call us and we will carry out a free and thorough check.