The battery fitted to your car is designed to store electricity when your engine is off. In addition, it provides the massive power required to start your engine from cold. The amps required can be anywhere from 300-1000 amps. Batteries can last up to five years, depending on climate, battery type, and driving conditions. The AA reports batteries as one of the most common causes of breakdowns.
How do I know when my battery needs replacing?
Sometimes your engine might not make the usual sound when your engine ‘turns over’. It might sound slower than it usually does, which can indicate that it’s struggling and beginning to fail. However, more often than not, the battery wil start your car first thing in the morning and fail on your return journey.
When is my battery likely to fail?
Your car battery can fail at any time, but most often at the most inconvenient time or place. Batteries don’t like the cold, which is why they often cause breakdowns during the colder months. Unlike some mechanical or electrical problems, batteries often show no signs of a problem before they fail completely. If you have any doubt, then take advantage of our free car battery check in Hampton.
What’s involved in the free car battery check in Hampton?
Whether you book your car in for a service or an MOT, we offer all customers a free battery check in Hampton. Our battery tester prints out the test results for your individual battery, including cold cranking amps (CCA) and a percentage of its overall health.
What do the test results mean?
The test also shows how much charge your battery has at the time of the test. If you only drive on short journeys, this can limit your battery life so it’s a good idea to take a longer trip every month to maintain your battery life. We will explain your individual test results and include a copy for your service records.
How to book your free car battery check
We use the test results to advise on how long your battery is likely to last. Our tester enables us to advise on how you long your battery will last. This allows us to prevent unnecessary replacement of a battery that wil offer another 12 months of service. If your battery is in need of replacement, we will advise you of the cost of the new unit with no obligation to buy.
Typically this will include two or three choices, with Lion as a budget brand or Bosch as an OEM replacement. The higher-quality brands will generally offer a longer warranty of up to five years, with the budget option around three years.
Get in touch today if you would like to book your free car battery check Hampton.