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Car Batteries – Battery Fitting Near You

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Car Battery Replacement and Car Battery Fitting

We work with 14,273 garages nationwide so if you are searching for car battery prices or want a car battery replacement, you have come to the right place. Whether you have a cracked battery or need cheap car batteries fitted we can help

Top garages for Car Battery (12,060 found)
Liverpool MOT South Limited
782 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

In our well equipped AA approved workshop, we are able to cope with nearly any kind of work. We have a wide variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to suit most makes and models, including the very latest Bosch diagnostic equipment.

Our staff are highly skilled and all have specific areas in which they specialise. We will always do our utmost to give you an accurate quote prior to commencing work and we do not carry out any additional work without your authority.

We can provide MOTs on class 4 and 7 vehicles, including large motor homes. We can also offer 4 wheel alignment.

Brook Street Motors Bury
388 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 are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and 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.

M.R.Car Sales
214 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

M.R Car Sales is your local garage that is run by a team of experienced and skilled car mechanics. We understand every aspect of vehicle repair, hence no job is too big or small for us. One of the most common reasons for our positive feedback is our free on-call consultation. Not every vehicle issue needs to be addressed at a garage. With years of experience, our car mechanics propose resolutions for minor vehicle trouble over a phone call.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Portsmouth
9 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
723 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)

Niche Autos LTD
779 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

PRG Ltd.
31 Jobs Completed
Wadebridge
4.3 / 5

Here at PRG Ltd. We have twenty five years experience repairing Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Lorries up to 18t. We can carry out a range of work at our fully equipped workshop, ranging from Servicing to Welding and everything in between. We take great pride in our communication and customer service always striving to put the Driver first.

We also have a full body shop as well as Building and Repairing Horseboxes.

Autofix Paisley
34 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.9 / 5

We are a genuine family run vehicle repair centre in Paisley. We specialize in all makes and models and have been established for over 20 years in the motor trade and in that time have built up an excellent reputation for service and reliability which we constantly strive to maintain.

Apollo Car Services
632 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Apollo Car Services

Oakley Car & Classic Ltd.
307 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Oakley Car and Classic Ltd.

We are Paul, Steve, Adrian and Cameron, we have a shared passion to give you, the motorist, the best possible levels of service and customer care. Having acquired an existing business that was started twenty-five years ago and that has built up a hugely loyal customer base over that time, our vision is to build upon that solid foundation and give you a consistent level of excellence when it comes to caring for your vehicle.

With over fifty years’ combined experience in the automotive industry, we hold the common belief that our customers are entitled to expect superb levels of technical skill, honesty, trust and integrity when it comes to entrusting your precious car, motorcycle or light commercial vehicle to our care.

While we are able to service and repair all makes and models of cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles, we are also specialists in the care of classic vehicles and it is our aim to offer both sales and brokerage services of classics in the near future.

A Dixon Autos Ltd
298 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!

Fife Autocentre - Stirling
203 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1492 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Monkey Garage Ltd
171 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

We are a super friendly vehicle repairs garage based in Derby, near the Meteor Centre and Chester Green. We have over 20 years’ experience in the motor industry from our expertise in the workshop to our customer service in the office. All servicing and repair needs are welcome but it's good to know we also specialise in diagnostics, engine repairs and the really big stuff where quality and competence comes above all else. We are competitive in price and if we can repair rather than replace to save you time and money, we will. We pride ourselves on our honesty, quality and customer service.

Here at the workshop, we only source quality parts that come with a standard manufacturer warranty. In addition to this, our labour comes under a 12-month warranty, leaving you with peace of mind. Your vehicle maintenance shouldn’t be a stressful experience, our staff here at Monkey Garage will ensure the service you receive is smooth running. Get in touch to find out more.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
601 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 3 years running which is a FIRST for any garage both here and in mainland Britain

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

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Car Batteries – Battery Fitting Near You
Frequently asked questions
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What are the signs of a battery going flat?

If your battery is starting to go flat the first thing you'll notice is that your car's starter motor turns slower than normal. At first, other electrical components (e.g. lights) will be unaffected, as the starter is the most 'heavy duty' action required of the battery.
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What are the common cause of a flat car battery

A flat battery can be caused by leaving lights or electrical components on, an electrical current drain (such as from a faulty alarm system or loose connection), an alternator fault meaning the battery is no longer charging or, possibly, years of battery use.
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How do you jumpstart a car?

To jump-start a car, you need 2 people and a flat, quiet stretch of road. While your assistant pushes the car, turn the ignition onto position 2, put the car in first gear, press the clutch down and release the handbrake. Get to jogging speed then release the clutch and the car will start. Remember, you can't jump-start a car with automatic transmission.
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How will a garage help with a flat battery

A garage will begin by testing the battery to see whether it can hold its charge once recharged. If not, you need a new battery. Garages will supply and fit these, from £50 upwards, depending on the size and type of engine your car has.

Average rating for  Car Battery  bookings

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How much does Car Battery 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
Vauxhall£135.91
Ford£126.97
BMW£195.53
Volkswagen£135.08
Peugeot£136.94
Toyota£143.01
Mercedes£179.05
Renault£115.50
Citroen£138.75
Audi£188.12
Nissan£130.94
MINI£158.98
Volvo£179.26

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/01/2020 and 03/04/2020.

Car Batteries and Car Battery Fitting with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

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?

  1. Buy a new car battery
  2. Remove the old car battery
  3. Clean the terminal car battery clamps using a baking soda solution and a wire brush which will ensure the power can be transferred from the battery to the engine properly.
  4. Insert the new battery
  5. Attach the positive terminal to the battery and tighten with the screws on the clamp
  6. Attach the negative terminal to the battery and tighten once more
  7. Close the hood and start the engine to ensure the car battery is working properly

If you would like to know how to change a car battery, this is the basic standard order. However, 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 sulfuric 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;

  1. Lead Acid or Wet/Flooded Car Battery
  2. 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.

  3. Calcium car battery
  4. 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.

  5. Valve Regulated Lead Acid Car Battery (VRLA)
  6. 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 change 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 14,273 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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