If your car is struggling to start, not starting at all or the headlights are dim, it is more than likely time to replace your car battery. We offer replacement batteries for all makes and models at great prices with free next working day delivery.
Once you have received your new battery, it’s time to fit it. This is a fairly simple task and you are not required to take the car to a mechanic should wish to complete this yourself. Please see our handy guide below which will walk you through the process.
Before you start
Whist exchanging the battery you will need to ensure the engine of the car is switched off. We would advise that you work in a well-lit and dry area.
Removing the old battery
Batteries can be located in two areas, under the bonnet or in the boot. If you are unsure on where yours is located, you can check the user manual which will advise.
Once you have located your existing battery, you will need to disconnect the two cables from the battery terminals. You must for safety reasons, remove the cable from the negative terminal first (could be marked with a – symbol on the battery), once you have done this you can remove the cable from the positive terminal (could be marked with a + symbol on the battery). Then remove any clamps or connectors that are holding the battery in place and remove the battery from the car.
Installing the new battery
Firstly place the new battery into the car and fasten it down by the means that the old one used. You can then connect the cable to the positive terminal moving on then to the negative terminal.
Your car should now start and any electronics on the car working normally. It is advisable to take the vehicle for a 20 minute drive to ensure the new battery has plenty of charge in it ready for your next journey.
What to do with your old battery
Car batteries cannot be put into the general waste however you can take your old battery to most house hold recycling centres for disposal or a local garage would also take this for you.
If you are local to us in Tewkesbury we can of course recycle the battery for you free of charge.