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Formula One Autocentres - Grantham
75 Jobs Completed
Grantham
4.7 / 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.

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
95 Jobs Completed
kirkcaldy
4.9 / 5

R&B Autos is an independent garage located in the heart of Kirkcaldy, near the High Street. We are proud to provide the best car services for a wide range of mechanical work, accident damage repairs, high-quality respraying, insurance claims, bodywork, wheel alignment, suspension work and much more. We want our customers to drive away 100% satisfied and that's why we do our utmost to ensure you get fantastic customer service and outstanding repairs.

We also sell second-hand cars which have been hand-picked and are in excellent condition. Our team have many years experience in repairs and services and will always give you honest advice. Our workshop is open 7 days a week and we offer a local collection and delivery service for those within 3 miles. If you wish to wait around while we fix your car, we have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

Elite Direct Ltd
175 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.8 / 5

Elite Direct is a family run business which has been established for over 25 years. Open 6 days a week from 8am to 6pm we stock over 10,000 tyres plus a massive range of Alloy Wheels and many other automotive products at our State of the Art showroom/workshop/warehouse in Rainham, on the borders of East London and Essex. Whether you are looking for economy tyres from budget brands or premium brand tyres such as Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli, plus many more, you will not be disappointed.

Belts Autos
155 Jobs Completed
Thornton Road, Bradford
4.9 / 5

Joe has many years of experience and has worked on all makes and models. He grew up tinkering with vehicles with his father and began working in the motor industry at the age of 16. Experiencing a range of roles Joe found his strength and interest was in service and repairs, which led him to 11 years working for Land Rover specialists, Simmonites. Joe is a believer of quality replacement parts for your vehicle. Time and time again he welcomes new customers coming in to his workshop who have repeated problems with their vehicles as a result of cheap/imported/sub-standard parts. At Belts Autos customers leave confident with a 12 month warranty on all parts. Since establishing his own workshop at the beginning of the 2016, Joe has been extremely busy. He already has a strong base of repeat customers partly due to his commitment to customer satisfaction.

BRS Automotive
583 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed family run independent business based in Banbury who offer customers a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOTs. We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche), however, we have experience in working on everything from motorcycles and cars through to small vans. Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we offer our customers nothing other than the best possible service, using only good quality parts to ensure your vehicle remain in top condition.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 15 miles of the garage,£2.50 a mile over the 15 miles this is only if the vehicle DRIVES as well as the use of our comfortable, large waiting area which has a radio, TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Ron Young Motors Ltd
51 Jobs Completed
Peacehaven
5.0 / 5

Established in 1981, Ron Young Motors Ltd is a long running independent garage located in Peacehaven.

Comprised of a tight-knit group of 6 passionate mechanics, with 130 years’ worth of experience racked up, we are ready to tackle any issue you bring to us.

We offer a flexible service, with warranties offered on labour and parts. In addition to this we can provide collection and delivery for your vehicle (up to 3 miles), or a courtesy car if that is necessary.

If you have an issue with your vehicle, please don't hesitate to give us a call, we're always happy to help.

PS AUTO SERVICES LTD
7 Jobs Completed
MORECAMBE
5.0 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Lancaster/Morecambe and the surrounding areas who carry out all aspects of repairs and servicing to all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles, from the individual owner to company fleets. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have over 40 years of combined motor industry experience, We understand that there is nothing more important when caring for your vehicle than knowing it is in the hands of someone you can completely trust. Here at PS Auto Services Ltd we believe in an open and honest communication policy, backed up by competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

We can provide local customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage, or the use of our comfortable waiting area which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

All supplied and fitted parts come with a manufacturer's’ warranty, and we shall provide you with a matching labour warranty for your peace of mind. . We are so confident in our work that we will happily offer you a 12-month warranty on both our labour and supplied and fitted parts.

We also have our MOT department for your peace of mind one stop Auto needs.
We are also an approved/accredited RAC Repair Garage

4 Fab Wheels
402 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Mr Tyre - Northampton
154 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 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.

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd
122 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd are the fastest growing vehicle repair and customisation centre located in wigan.
Ideally located to service all of the North West.
We are specialised in vehicle servicing and repairs and customisation, we have the latest in diagnostics and 26 years experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work, clutches, timing chains and belts, all electrical work, difficult jobs undertaken, mot failures, etc.
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 26 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer interest payment plans that allow you to pay in 4 interest free instalments with no credit checks

L. Wright - Mobile Valeting and Servicing
226 Jobs Completed
York
4.9 / 5

I'm Lee - your local mobile mechanic based in York, that covers work within a 30 mile radius. I have been valeting and fixing cars since I was 15 years old as my dad previously owned a car hire. It’s something I am very passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I have been self-employed for the last 3 years however I started off part time around 7 years ago and I have built up a steady loyal customer base. I can carry out almost all mechanical work and pride myself on offering fantastic customer service and competitive prices.

James Mobile Garage
171 Jobs Completed
Hailsham
4.9 / 5

Hi

My names is James and I have been in the trade for 8 years. I recently decided to take my business mobile! I work on all makes and models and tend carry out more servicing and brake related issues but all work is considered and undertaken.

Being mobile I have low overheads meaning I can pass my savings on to my customers. But low prices doesn't mean low quality!

I aim to the highest standard and always make sure my customers are happy and satisfied with all the work I do.

I look forward to hearing from you.
JMG

Monkey Garage Ltd
152 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.

RSM Auto Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Bletchley
5.0 / 5

We carry out brakes, suspension and servicing and class 4 MOT's

Triple M Mechanic
547 Jobs Completed
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4.6 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

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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

4.83

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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£126.59
Ford£124.85
Volkswagen£126.85
BMW£184.33
Mercedes£179.59
Peugeot£130.73
Renault£120.45
Toyota£138.58
Nissan£128.70
Audi£178.86
Citroen£122.65
MINI£161.91
Volvo£165.62

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

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 14,199 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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