Car Battery Fitting & Replacement
At ATS Euromaster we stock a wide range of van and car batteries so you’re never caught short without one. We’re always on hand to provide and fit a replacement car battery for your petrol or diesel vehicle.
Our new car batteries are available to buy online and can be fitted at a date and time that suits you at one of over 250 local ATS centres. With our handy search tool above, you can find your correct car battery by reg. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and book a car battery fitting near you.
We also have a range of batteries suitable for hybrid and electric vehicles. If you can't find a battery suitable for your car using our registration look up tool, please contact your local ATS centre.
Why do car batteries fail?
Responsible for 60,000 roadside recovery call-outs a year, battery failure is a common cause of breakdown in petrol and diesel powered vehicles. There are a number of reasons why a car battery could fail, including extreme weather conditions, the car being left for long periods, the age of the battery and, commonly, motorists accidentally leaving their lights on.
How long should a car battery last?
The average lifespan of a car battery is between 3 and 5 years, but this can vary based on a number of factors. These include how often and how long the car is driven, temperature variation, the age of your car and any additional electronic features installed (including alarms and sensors) that are active even when your car is not in use.
Read our blog to find out more about how long car batteries last.
Car battery fitting appointments near you
We have over 250 centres throughout the UK with hourly car battery replacement and fitting appointments available.
Exclusive online car battery prices
Buy a car battery online today and you'll benefit from our exclusive online prices.
Over 50 years of expertise
We've been fitting car batteries for over 50 years and our technicians are some of the best trained in the country.
Different Types of Car Batteries
There are different types of car battery available because different cars have varying power needs. We stock a range of different car batteries so that you can find the right replacement for your vehicle.
If you're unsure which battery your car needs, simply put your registration number into our battery finder tool and we'll make recommendations based on your vehicle's details. The following types of car battery are currently available to buy:
AFB/ECM Car Batteries
AFB/ECM car batteries (Advanced/Enhanced Flooded Battery) are a long lasting and have high performance. They are suitable for small and mid-size cars.
AGM Car Batteries
AGM batteries (Absorbent Glass Mat) are high performance, reliable batteries. They suit larger, more powerful vehicles that are likely to have higher electrical needs.
Stop Start Car Batteries
Stop start car batteries are designed to be used in cars that use stop start technology. They help with the additional electrical demand of stop start technology.
Popular car batteries
Free Car & Van Battery Check
If you’re not sure about your car battery’s lifespan, we can test it as part of our free vehicle health check service. With over 250 outlets throughout the UK, you can easily find your nearest ATS centre and book a free battery check today.
If you discover that you need a car battery replacement, you can search for a new car battery by reg with the tool above. Simply add your car registration details and press search.
How can I tell when my car battery is dying and I need a replacement?
There are a number of signs to look out for when your car’s battery needs replacing:
If the battery is flat, it will have trouble starting the car's engine; sometimes this is accompanied by a clicking noise from the starter motor. You might find that the electric components in your car aren't working as well as they should be - problems with the lights, radio, air conditioning and even wipers could be attributed to a failing battery.
If the battery has become over-charged you might notice a smell similar to rotting eggs. That is the smell of the acid in your battery boiling over because it cannot cope with the amount of power it is creating. If this happens to your car battery it is recommended that you have it checked immediately to ensure that the sulphuric acid in the battery does not pose a risk to yourself or your car’s internal components.
How much does a new car battery cost?
New car batteries cost, on average, between £60 and £300. Prices of car batteries usually depend on the type and size of battery that your vehicle requires. Use our handy Battery Finder tool at the top of this page to discover what size car battery you need and how much it costs.
Buying a new car battery online from ATS Euromaster means that you can make the most of our exclusive online prices. You can even make an appointment at your nearest ATS Euromaster centre to get your new car battery fitted today.
Which car battery do I need?
When buying a new car battery it's important to make sure you're getting exactly the right type of battery for your car. Buying a cheap car battery with a lower capacity rating than recommended for your vehicle can result in poor performance and, if you end up with a battery from the wrong group size, it might not match up to your car's terminal locations.
You can use our battery finder tool at the top of the page to make sure you get exactly the right replacement battery for your car.
What is the difference between a car battery and a leisure battery?
A car battery is found in all vehicles including vans, trucks and domestic vehicles. It stores energy created when the engine is running and perhaps most importantly is used to start the engine.
A leisure battery is used in caravans to provide power to electrical amenities such as the lighting, television and radio. The leisure battery isn’t used to start the engine and is kept in an entirely different part of the vehicle.
Car and leisure batteries are not the same type of battery so can’t be used interchangeably so if you’re about to set off on a caravan holiday make sure you check both batteries in advance.
How to change a car battery
We recommend visiting one of our ATS centres to get your replacement car battery fitted. One of our experts will be able to change your car battery quickly and safety.
Replacing a battery in a car will restore any inbuilt electronics to their default settings, including navigation systems, clocks and radios. You'll need to reset these once your new car battery has been fitted. If you have your car battery fitted at ATS, one of our technicians will be able to help you with this.
How to test a car battery
While signs of battery failure may indicate you need to replace the battery in your car, you can also test the charge in your car battery with a multimeter. Testing a battery can give you a good idea of its condition before symptoms of failure begin to show.
If you don't have a multimeter to test a car battery or are unsure how to test it safely, you can book a free vehicle inspection at your local ATS Euromaster which includes a free battery check. We can help you find and fit a new car battery.
How to start a car with a dead battery
One way to start a car with a dead battery is by jump starting. If you have a flat battery and want to jump start your vehicle, you will need jump leads and another car with a functioning battery. Don't jump start you car with an electric or hybrid car.
If your attempt at jump starting is unsuccessful, it may indicate that you need to buy a new car battery. Here at ATS Euromaster we have car batteries available for a variety of different vehicles. Find a replacement car battery by entering you vehicle's registration into our search tool above and get your new car battery fitted at your nearest centre.