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Top garages for Car Battery (12,488 found)
Mobile-mechanic
1236 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

J M Motors
615 Jobs Completed
Lincoln
4.8 / 5

J M Motors is a friendly, approachable company and is a member of The Motor Ombudsman which means you will always be treated fairly and they are Trading Standards approved. They are family owned and can work on any car, van or motor home and also do LGV's. They have been in business for over 25 years and work to a very high standard. They do a lot of work for the AA, RAC, warranty companies and lease companies, and have 5 star ratings on feedback and are the first company in Lincolnshire to offer a full engine carbon clean with there new EDT machine which is the country's number 1 company on Trust Pilot

IVER CARS - FORD, VW, VAUXHALL, HONDA AND NISSAN SPECIALIST
4 Jobs Completed
IVER
5.0 / 5

The business is highly customer-oriented and strives to deliver the FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST service in Slough Iver for any type of above vehicle. They have a skilled and trained team of ford specialist in slough River who could help to keep your car in perfect condition so that every time it hits the highway, you get the smoothest experience of the ride. So, if you are in need of a perfect car service for your FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST vehicle, give a call to schedule a visit.

Offering Free Collection and Delivery within 5 Miles, Sanitizing Vehicles Before and After any work is undertaken, this will give you make you safe in the knowledge we are following COVID guidelines and keeping you safe on and off the road.

Express Auto Repairs
92 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Established in June 2019 we become so busy that I had to have a helping hand a couple of days a week, so my Brother who is a Mechanic as well started out giving me the help I needed, we quickly have grown due to our fair pricing honest repairs. We now looking to get some more work so we can employ someone else and help us do what we love most.

We don't have any specialties, we do whatever we need to do to make a customer happy.

We are Mobile Mechanics Based in Bournemouth, covering the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

We thing we have the expertise to help most customers with their needs, as we have extensive knowledge in most repairs areas and basic knowledge of electrical work.
Also, we have a 5star rating on Facebook reviews.
https://www.facebook.com/ExpressAutoRepairs2019

S&K autocentre Ltd
2 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Here at S&K Autocentre LTD we are a trustworthy and reliable vehicle repair workshop.

Serving North London & surroundings areas we have many years of knowledge and experience to help keep your car on the road and at its very best.

We provide the following services:

MOT
Certified and approved by the vehicle inspectorate as MOT testers, we are happy to conduct your annual MOT.

SERVICING
We offer an interim service as well as a fully comprehensive service, covering all areas of essential maintenance. If uncertain about which one you need, do not hesitate to ask one of our service advisors for the best service packaging to suit your needs!

BRAKES
Stopping distance is a crucial part of yours, as well as others’ safety on the roads. Once we diagnose a problem, we can check the functionality of the ABS and the brake fluid volume to ensure there is no excess moisture or contamination, ensuring maximum braking efficiency.

DIAGNOSTICS
We are equipped with the latest dealer-level diagnostics. This allows us to identify and rectify any engine management problems with your vehicle, and to install any pending software updates, ensuring that your car is performing at its highest level.

TYRES
If your tyre has inadequate tread depth, potentially leading to a chord from the inner structure showing, it must by law be replaced. Alternatively, a bulge or structural deficiency can compromise the grip of the tyre. In either case, we will delve into our stock of tyres to add a tyre within your needs and budget.

Please feel free to contact us about your quote as we are always happy to assist.

AR Auto Repairs
22 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

www.arautorepairs.co.uk

Brook Street Motors Bury
523 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Formula One Autocentres - Basingstoke
110 Jobs Completed
Lister Road, Basingstoke
3.8 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Aspinall Motors Ltd
103 Jobs Completed
Gorseinon, Swansea
4.9 / 5

Aspinall Motors Ltd is based in the centre of Gorseinon in Swansea. We are a family owned and run company that offer a wide range of vehicle services.

We are currently taking extra precautions during the Cornavirus and we will ensure all customer contact is either carried out at safe distance or electronically. We also have pick up and drop service avaible to all customer using steering wheel covers, Gloves and cleaning with Anti Bac when finished. If you have any concerns during the outbreak please contact us.

We offer diagnostics, Servicing, Repairs and tyres and aim to provide a high level of service at a affordable price aiming to be the best value garage in the Swansea Area.


We aim to please and ensure all repairs are carried out to the highest standard.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres - Royal Leamington Spa
119 Jobs Completed
Royal Leamington Spa
4.7 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Here at Leamington Spa we are open Saturday - Mon 7am - 7pm and 9 - 5pm on Sundays!

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Kerr And Smith Ayr Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Ayr
4.3 / 5

Kerr and Smith Ayr Ltd based at 50 Green Street Lane Ayr offers
All makes Accident Repair, Roadside Breakdown and Recovery and Onsite Service Maintenance and Mechanical Repair for all your needs

Please contact us at for competitive quotes for all services

We are Pas 43 and Pas10125 approved carrying out repairs to the highest standards and will do our upmost to assist with any requirements requested

The Westbury Garage
799 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

Protyre Telford - Hardy Tyres
194 Jobs Completed
Telford
4.8 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook, Falken, Goodyear Dunlop with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Hardy Tyres Telford, can meet all your motoring needs. As well as car tyres the centre offers tyres for vans, motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles. Other services offered include MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment. Buy online or visit our Protyre Hardy Tyres Telford and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you with your motoring requirements.

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
532 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

Steve McDonald
I cannot recommend this garage enough! Their customer service during these circumstances, with all these MOT's now needing done due to Covid-19 and the DVLA 6 month extension, was outstanding!
They managed to squeeze in my MOT and were in constant contract from the outset.
The manner in the way they carry out their business speaks volumes! I am very impressed in this family business and wish them all the best.

A Dixon Autos Ltd
423 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.6 / 5

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon.

Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 26 years he’s amassed a broad range of technical skills, got to know cars inside out, and also learned a thing or two about great customer service.

During his 20 years in recovery services, including the AA, Tony has received literally hundreds of commendations from customers whom he’s helped. His experience means he’s ideally placed to provide swift diagnoses and carry out accurate, reliable work when dealing with vehicles of all kinds.

As we are a mobile service we can come to you! So, whether; your car isn’t running quite right; has failed it’s MOT emissions test; you’ve got a warning light on your dash; you want to improve you car’s performance, MPG or BHP; want to protect your alloys from kerbs and potholes - we’ve got a service for you!

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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£127.61
Mercedes£225.04
Volkswagen£162.69
BMW£187.67
Vauxhall£118.76
Audi£194.86
Nissan£110.91
Renault£189.93
Citroen£164.88
Peugeot£180.89

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/10/2020 and 21/01/2021.

Car Batteries and Car Battery Fitting

Your car cannot operate without a fully functional car battery. It is responsible for providing the energy to start the combustion process within a car engine whilst 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 from is 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 the part 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 has the tools and experience to complete the work for you. 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.



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 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 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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