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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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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
Mercedes£264.54
BMW£280.57
Ford£192.24
Toyota£122.60
Volkswagen£199.41
Audi£195.45
Volvo£155.09

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2021 and 27/09/2021.

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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