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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 (12,384 found)
Deniz Auto Repairs & Servicing
236 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.8 / 5

We are a fully equipped MOT station with 3 ramps and fully qualified engineers. Some of our engineers have over 40 years of experience, which is evident in the efficient quality work they carry out. Our garage has been established for 10 years and we can confidently deal with all cars; from French or German to English! We have scanners for checks on ABS lights, engine management, air bags, and many more services!

Our garage's slogan is 'We'd rather charge cheaper so the customer will be happier and come back."

QRS Auto Service
2 Job Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional service for all your motoring needs at a fair and affordable price, using Bosch and Original Equipment quality parts. Our garages are fully equipped with modern, innovative diagnostic systems for quick and accurate trouble-shooting.
We are audited by, and accredited to the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) to guarantee that we maintain the high standards set by Bosch.
You can rely on us for fast, expert and affordable vehicle servicing and repair work. For everything your car needs.

Marsh Tyres & Autos
126 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.8 / 5

Here at Marsh tyres We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work with unbeatable prices on tyres, call now for the best all in price.

You've tried the rest, Now try the BEST!!!

JB Auto Repairs (MOBILE MECHANICS)
323 Jobs Completed
sheffield
4.9 / 5

We are a mobile mechanics service providing a quality and professional service with convenience to customers where they can have there vehicle fixed at a location and time of their choice.

SN Autohaus Hainault
228 Jobs Completed
ILFORD
4.6 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, SN Autohaus Hainault can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can reduce your servicing costs without compromising your warranty. Our Warranty Approved Servicing is carried out by highly trained technicians using parts and lubricants that match those specified as Original Equipment which ensures compliance with the Manufacturers Warranty, so the only difference you'll notice is in your wallet.

As well as great value for money, you can expect a thorough and fair service. We will not carry out any work without your consent, priding ourselves on the quality of work undertaken within our workshop. We do not fear our competition as we know what our quality and service is worth. We invite our customers to come and inspect what we do with no hesitation as we have nothing to hide.

Mr Tyre - Northampton
268 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.6 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

F Dunn & Sons Garage
203 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

At F Dunn & Sons in Greater Manchester, we offer car repairs and MOT tests close to the city centre, near the Etihad stadium. We are an independent family run garage, which has been established since 1930. We specialise in the service and repair of all makes of cars and light commercials. The business has gone through many changes, but certain things have remained consistent, such as providing an honest, reliable service to customers, including good advice on all vehicle maintenance issues. Our services are available to all Manchester areas. F Dunn and sons offers a full range of services for vehicle and fleet owners, offering a viable, more cost effective alternative to main dealerships for most vehicle makes. Our fully equipped workshop and trained staff are able to take on most types of repair. With two purpose built workshop units, both incorporating multiple bays, hydraulic lifts and service stations.
We are confident we provide a high level of service, quality products and efficiency. If you are looking for professional car mechanics then you won't be disappointed with us.
The site also has a separate reception and heated waiting area. We are conveniently located just outside of Manchester city centre on Bradford road. We are 5 minutes from Sport city and Asda, and 1 mile from the city centre with good public transport links. So there is lots of choice if you want to explore while we work on your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of the motor industry and are willing to undertake any size of job.
We look forward to welcoming you to our garage soon!

D&G Autocare – Livingston
242 Jobs Completed
Livingston
4.5 / 5

Our Livingston garage is run by manager Ross Toshak. If you need an mot, car service, tyres or a car repair or maybe looking for some advise then pop in or contact Darren.
D&G Autocare guarantee not to be beaten by any of our local competitors. We will offer you the best solution for yor car and your pocket

Our price promise means that we wont be be beaten on price for the same brand of tyre and all tyre prices are inclusive of vat plus fitting. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles welcome.

Whatts Autos
87 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

I am a Mobile mechanic that provide the following repairs Services, Engine repairs, Clutches, Brake replacement, Exhausts and Fault finding Diagnostics. No need to drive to a garage the garage comes to you and main dealer trained. I am willing to travel about 25 miles from Full Sutton.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
859 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.4 / 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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Halfords Autocentre Ruislip
16 Job Completed
South Ruislip
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

VR Car Services
400 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

VR Car Services are a newly established business, owned and ran by good friends Rick and Vladis. We have been working side by side for the last 5 years, and we have over 20 years of combined experience working on all makes and models of vehicles. We pride ourselves on being able to take on the jobs that other garages don’t want to, and we have very good knowledge of how to take apart and fix parts, instead of just replacing them as per standard practice nowadays. We repair gearboxes on site ourselves, for example. We work Monday to Saturdays, however, we may be able to take on a Sunday appointment with prior agreement.

S.M BRAKES
555 Jobs Completed
RENFREW
4.9 / 5

Award winning mobile brakes specialist covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Dedicated to providing a hassle free service at your doorstep. A first class company supplying and fitting the best quality parts and customer service. Pay less do less with S.M BRAKES.

Dudek motors
67 Jobs Completed
Dundee
5.0 / 5

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A J MOT and Auto Repairs
175 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Aylestone, Leicester.

Established in 2011, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester.

Located at 10 Lutterworth Road, , we are ideally based to serve local Aylestone and the surrounding areas in Leicester, undertaking all types of Car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicles, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on Car Servicing, MOT, and Tyre's, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

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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£127.15
Mercedes£197.38
Peugeot£140.60
Vauxhall£109.95
BMW£213.40
MINI£122.73
Citroen£117.18
Nissan£162.94

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2020 and 28/09/2020.

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 15,170 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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