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Car Battery Replacement and Car Battery Fitting near you.


Compare the cost of car battery fitting across trusted local garages and book in now with Who Can Fix My Car. Whether you have a flat battery, want to replace your battery or the battery is completely dead, we have mechanics in our network that are ready to help.

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Top garages for Car Battery (12,787 found)
Express Tyre & Auto Centre
1288 Jobs Completed
Ossett
4.8 / 5

"We are based in Ossett, just outside Wakefield and only 2 minutes from Junction 40 of the M1. From our purpose built garage we offer a full and comprehensive range of motoring services from MOT testing, tyres, exhausts, brakes and batteries to servicing. We will beat any genuine quote."

DS & SON LIMITED
453 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS & Son Ltd, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.

We work alongside most of the insurance companies and will bet any quote, best price guaranteed.

You can rest assure your vehicle is in safe hands.

So give us a call

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
776 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Best Motors Coachworks LTD
17 Jobs Completed
london
4.8 / 5

We at Best Motors service centre have been providing our customers and the general public our superb service each and every time for 25+ years. We are a officially VAT registered Mercedes Benz garage.
We are open from 8.30 to 6 on weekdays and on Saturday from 8.30 to 2.
We undertake all jobs for all cars at all ages, our elite team will attend to all your cars needs from mechanical to electrical to MOTS.

Hoole Mot and Service Centre
57 Jobs Completed
preston
3.9 / 5

Here at Hoole MOT and service centre we about sorting all your cars needs out under one roof, from a light bulb to a full engine or gearbox rebuild. We have 4 ramps in our well equipped workshop, one of the ramps being a 4 meter 4 post ramp so we can carry out class 7 mots as well as class 4 ,we also have the latest snap on diagnostic equipment for fault finding and resetting ECUs etc, our latest tyre fitting machine can also fit run flat tyre's as well as very low profile tyre's.

Our professional, value for money service is enjoyed by an increasing number of loyal customers, who recommend us to family and friends. give us a ring, you won’t be disappointed.

We deal with all makes and model's of car and light commercials and have a friendly, helpful attitude

Luton Automotive 1
1347 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.7 / 5

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MINIMISING RISK DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK IN!

We operate from 3 locations : LUTON; MILTON KEYNES and OXFORD SO WE COVER BEDS. HERTS.BUCKS&OXFORDSHIRE. WITH TEAM MEMBERS AVAILABLE MOST TIMES IN DIFFERNT COUNTIES WE ARE ALWAYS ABLE TO HELP
We offer a pick up and drop off service for a small fee where we leave our vehicle outside your address and pick up your car and repair it then return it back to you.

We also provide you with mobile service where we can repair minor and quick repairs outside your address. subject to availability
We have a recovery truck with a small charge pick up cars that require a ramp and heavy work such as gearbox or clutches.
We are approved & experienced with:-

WINDSCREEN & BODY GLASS
WINDSCREEN CHIP REPAIRS
BODYSHOP REPAIRS
MECHANICAL & DIAGNOSTICS
ROADSIDE RECOVERY
AIR CONDITIONING
MOT's
Please call us as all work carried out is warranted.
17 years business portfolio
"Service without compromise"

http://www.lutonautomotive.com/

GP Autocare Ltd
260 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Mansfield
182 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.9 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Mansfield and its surrounding areas.

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
618 Jobs Completed
Welham Green
4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servicing, brake work, exhausts, clutches, manual gearbox re-conditions, welding, timing belt/chain, engine rebuild/replacement.

A.R. Autos
73 Jobs Completed
Bishops Waltham
5.0 / 5

A. R. Autos is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire that specialises in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles. However we are able to cater for all makes and models.

With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching various professional level’s ranging from dealer expert technician to workshop controller we witnessed first hand the advantages and the pitfalls of a main dealership. Using that experience we decided to open a vehicle workshop specialising in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles that exceeds dealer standards. Our target is to provide the customer with a top level dealership service using the same equipment and procedures but with sensible and affordable prices.

Hares Servicing And Repairs
199 Jobs Completed
East Preston
4.8 / 5

Only Hares offers a free check for everybody, this is because we are responsible and caring. The roads are the worst they can be, please make sure the transport for your family stay reliable. Book in your free check asap. Hares of Sussex have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models. It is vital to ensure your car is reliable and safe for your family. Please call in a for a free tyre assessment, the roads are at their worst at this time of year, we can check your tyres for free and advise any repairs or replacement.

Prime vehicle recovery and repairs
145 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.6 / 5

Based in Newport but have two mobile vans covering South Wales and the south west been working on vehicles for over 15 years carry a lot of specialist kit

kevs auto services
103 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.9 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot,
we take all major debit cards

London Motor Sports Ltd
270 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

AMS Autocare
57 Jobs Completed
Northampton
5.0 / 5

AMS Autocare have one of the most trusted auto repairs and servicing teams in the Northampton area. We offer a large selection of services including car bodywork repairs, MOT's, general servicing, vehicle diagnostics, auto key coding and cutting services, house and domestic key cutting, tyre fitting and much more. Our skilled team are hugely experienced and can undertake servicing and repairs on all makes and models of car and light commercial vehicles.

For further information, a free estimate or to book an appointment, give us a call now or come in and see us in person at our garage.

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Frequently asked questions
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Why won't my car start?

The most likely your car won't start is due the battery being flat or your battery has a fault. This usually caused by something causing battery drain in the electrical system or lights being left on unintentionally. In addition to the car not starting it is unlikely you'll be able to use the lights or radio.

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Can I recharge a flat battery?

This depends on the condition of your battery. If you can jump start the car, then driving for at least 30 minutes may part-charge the battery, allowing the car to start next time. However, if the battery is dead on the next attempt to start the car you may need to fit a new battery.

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Do I need a mobile battery fitting?

If the battery is flat and you have no-way of charging the battery you will need to have a new battery fitted. You may be covered under your breakdown cover if you have it, however if you are not covered we can help to find a mobile battery fitment solution from our network.

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Can I fit a battery myself?

Car battery replacement is becoming more complicated and we advise you seek the assistance of a garage or mobile mechanic. They will help you source a quality battery, for example a Varta or Bosch battery that fits your vehicle perfectly and then fit it at your home.

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How long do car batteries last?

On average, your car's battery will last about 5 years although your mileage may vary. However,this does not mean that your battery will last longer, or indeed wear prematurely. If you pick up on any symptoms of battery failure make sure to act fast to avoid serious damage.

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What to do when your car battery dies?

The most common way to deal with a dead battery is by jump-starting it. If that fails and you feel your battery is on its way out, the best course of action is to contact a mechanic for a car battery repair or replacement.

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How much does Car Battery Fitting Cost?

The cost of a Car Battery can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Car Battery Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£110.16
Vauxhall£139.54
Nissan£134.43
BMW£170.55
Audi£189.98
Renault£109.49
MINI£163.63
Toyota£119.34
Mercedes£181.70
Peugeot£102.05
Volkswagen£154.27
Citroen£129.94

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/04/2020 and 03/07/2020.

Car Batteries and Car Battery Fitting

Your car cannot operate without a fully operational car battery. It is responsible for providing the energy to start the combustion process within a car engine while also delivering the energy for the electrical components in your car such as the headlights, ECU and dashboard display.

The most common problem that a car battery will suffer will be a drain of energy which will result in a car not being able to start, however, this can be resolved by performing a jump start using jump leads connected to a secondary car.

Other problems include battery cracks and battery acid leaks.

The following text contains information on how to deal with car battery problems from replacing a car battery to having a car battery repaired and jump starting a car.



How to Change a Car Battery?

If you would like to read an in-depth guide on the subject, read this article for a full explanation of the steps involved.

However, as highlighted in the full guide on ‘How to Change A Car Battery’, we would advise that you leave the work to a fully trained professional who have the tools and experience to complete the work for you. Cheap car batteries can be installed in no time by a mechanic so your best option is to use WhoCanFixMyCar.com to get quotes for a car battery replacement.



How to Charge a Car Battery?

If the battery in your car is dead, you will need to jump start the vehicle using the following steps:


  1. Find your jump cables
  2. Line another car up and park it, leaving both ignitions off
  3. Remove the caps from each battery
  4. Connect the cables
  5. Attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery (it will have POS or a plus sign on it and it may be bigger than the negative terminal)
  6. Attach the red clip on the other end to the terminal of the other car
  7. Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal of the working cars battery
  8. Attach the other end of the black clip to a surface area of unpainted metal on the car that isn’t working (somewhere far away from the carburettor or battery)
  9. Try to start your engine


If the engine starts, brilliant! Take a drive around as this will recharge the battery.

If it doesn’t, go back and make sure the cables are all attached properly and let the other car run for five minutes or so.

If the car still won’t start, then it is likely your car has a major issue that you should get a mechanic to look as soon as possible.

A car battery is actively charged while a car is being driven meaning that it should only ever die if there is a fault in the system or somebody has left the lights on in the car overnight.

Cracks could also cause battery acid to leak out of the car battery which would obviously result in a car battery failure.



How long does it take to charge a car battery?

This can vary depending on the car battery as the voltage and size vary from one to another. The length of time a car battery needs to recharge will also depend on how much it is drained. If the car battery is 50% full, it may only require a few hours, however, if it is completely drained, it may take several hours of driving around to be full again.

Fortunately, a car battery does not need to be at 100% to work.

A car battery simply needs to have enough power to start a car, once this has been done the car battery will naturally increase the amount of charge carried thanks to the engine delivering power to the unit.

If your car battery is dead and you jump start your car, you only need to be connected to another power source (another car battery) for around 5-10 minutes, this will give your own car battery enough time to soak up enough energy to start your car engine.



How do I know when I need a replacement car battery?

The most obvious sign that you need a new car battery will be that your car fails to start. Dead car batteries are the most common causes of a car failing to start and if this should happen, you will only need to jump start the car.

However, car batteries do need to be replaced if you notice any of the following things:

  1. The car takes longer than usual to start
  2. The battery warning light has switched on
  3. The battery fluid/acid level is low
  4. The battery looks bloated or swollen
  5. There is a putrid sulphuric smell in the car
  6. The battery has been in use for over three years


If you have picked up on any of the above, it is time to get a new battery installed as the problems will only get worse as the condition of the battery deteriorates.

There are many issues which will cause the problems listed above, though they are mainly due to a crack opening up on the battery or the battery simply ‘going bad’, which will inevitably happen.



Which car battery do I need?

There are three specific types of car battery:

Lead Acid or Wet/Flooded Car Battery

A lead acid or wet/flooded car battery is the most popular type of car battery as the price of the unit is typically less than the other types of car battery. This comes from the result of a simple design and cheap materials being used to make the part. This type of battery is the one which will leak acid if it cracks as the liquid within the battery is responsible for holding the energy used to start an engine and power the electrical systems in a car.


Calcium car battery

Calcium car batteries are also very popular and are different than the acid battery as the charging plates are replaced by calcium alloy which reduces the potential loss of fluid by 80%. This type of battery is also able to reduce the amount of power it loses when the car is not switched on. If a lead acid battery is not charged by a car getting driven around, it will die.


Valve Regulated Lead Acid Car Battery (VRLA)

A VRLA car battery utilises recombination to eliminate fluid loss completely as the battery box is designed as a small pressure vessel with safety valves. A VRLA battery can also come in two designs of its own, the GEL or AGM version.



How long does a car have to run to charge a dead battery?

A car will only have to run for 5-10 minutes for the charging process to begin on a car battery. However, if you want to ensure the battery does not die again, it is advisable to drive for around 30-60 minutes to deliver enough power to the battery to survive until the next time you drive. If you drive for 5 minutes, the battery will charge but it is likely to lose its charge if you leave the car for 12-15 hours.



How long should I drive to charge my battery?

You should drive for 30 minutes to an hour to charge your car battery to a suitable level. This will ensure that your car battery will retain its charge.

To charge your car battery to a good enough level, you should drive a car for 30-60 minutes.



How do you know if your car battery is fully charged?

To know when your car battery is full, you will need a tool called a multimeter which is able to measure the voltage of the car battery. A mechanic will be able to check the level of your car battery if you take your car to a garage. The car battery doesn’t have to be at 100% at all times though, so as long as the headlights are working at full capacity, you will know that your car battery is in good health.



Car Battery Replacement Near You

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

We work with a network of over 15,132 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive car battery replacement deals for you.


To find the best car battery replacement service available in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
  2. Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  3. We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best cheap car battery replacement in your area, before booking online.

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