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Car and Van Batteries

Breakdowns caused by flat batteries can seriously impact your timing schedules. So it’s important to get any signs of battery failure checked immediately before your business grinds to a halt.

The good news is we offer Free Drive-in Battery Checks for all makes and model of business vehicles and vans. State-of-the-art testing equipment provides printouts of the condition of your battery and, should you need a replacement, we stock the best and most popular batteries to ensure you’re back on the road quick-smart.

Your business will benefit from:

  • Free fitting and competitively-priced batteries
  • 3 or 5 year unlimited mileage guarantee for car and van batteries (Depending on the vehicle tyre)
  • Batteries for leisure vehicles and motorcycles.
  • Memory Saver Technology ensures we keep all your security codes as we replace the battery so you don't need to contact your vehicle manufacturer before your radio works again

Signs of Failure

Although batteries can sometimes fail without warning, there are some common signs to look for:

  • The turnover of the engine is sluggish when starting
  • The battery light on the dashboard comes on or stays on longer when the vehicle is started

Batteries may also run flat for other reasons that are not related to the battery performance. These include lights being left on, alternator issues and vehicle earthing problems.

Factors contributing to battery failure

Most batteries should last for 5 to 7 years. However, car and van batteries will naturally diminish with age due to the constant chemical process involved in the charging cycle.

Batteries also fail for a number of different reasons:

  • Cold temperatures affect their performance and the extra strain of lights and heaters in the winter puts them under further pressure
  • Lack of use or continual short journeys will be detrimental to the performance
  • Long hot spells can cause corrosion and premature failure

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