Car Battery

The car battery is the heartbeat of your car, supplying the current to the starter motor and ignition system when you start the engine. In modern vehicles especially, it is more important than ever to choose the right battery. Your car won't start without a functioning battery, but its role doesn't end there. Once the car is running, the battery provides a constant current when the alternator can't meet the electrical demand of the vehicle. Car Batteries tend to last around five years before they need replacing and you can usually tell that this is the case when the battery struggles to turn the engine over. Even if your car battery hasn't worn out, you might choose to upgrade it to boost your car's performance. Buying a new car battery guarantees you against any issues throughout the full lifespan of the product, and to ensure that you're buying the correct size and type, simply enter your car's details at the top of this page and see what's available to you.

Fortunately, there are a few symptoms that may indicate your battery needs attention. Before it's too late. Slow engine crank: When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.

If jump starting gets your engine started and running, but the car will not start again once you turn it off, the battery is probably the problem. In this case, the alternators doing its job of keeping the battery going once it has been jumped, but the battery can't hold a charge when the alternator is shuts off.

However, if your car's interior lights are all working you may have a problem with your alternator charging your battery enough while you are driving. A bad alternator can also cause your car to lose power while you are trying to accelerate or drive up steep hills

Your car battery shouldn't die while driving, unless something breaks or comes disconnected. The alternator works to charge the batter while the engine is running, and the car is in motion. You may have a dead battery because the alternator isn't putting out enough power, in which case the car will soon stop running.

  • How can I tell if my car battery is dying?
  • Slow engine crank: When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.
  • Check engine light.
  • Low battery fluid level.
  • The swelling, bloating battery case.
  • Battery leak.
  • Old age.

The battery, it's that big and heavy thing stuck under your bonnet that always seems to lose all of its juice right when you need it. Either when you want to be on your way to work or when you want to escape from that birthday party at your in-laws, you'd wished you had never gone to. Cumbersome it might be, but the battery is an important component of your car; without it your car will not start nor, will you be able to use any electrical equipment like the lights and radio.

When the car cannot be started. When all the car's electrical equipment does not work. When the battery's terminals and connectors have corroded. When the parts of the battery are covered by a blueish or white powder.

As the battery is normally charged through the car's alternator while you drive your car, it is only on rare occasions that a battery goes flat. Sometimes it can be that the battery is drained and only needs a recharge, other times it might really be a case of a faulty battery. Over time, it can be that a battery will leak acid, the acid will dry and turn into a white or bluish powder causing corrosion. If the battery's connectors or cables are affected, it can be that further problems might occur. As this process progresses it can, eventually, render the battery and cables obsolete and can prevents the car from starting. Other times the battery has simply given all that it had to give. There are, of course, several other reasons why a battery replacement would be necessary. If a certain electrical component does not work, it might not necessarily point to a failed battery. It can be that a fuse has blown, or a switch has burnt through. If you are unsure whether your battery needs replacing, then Many Autos is here to help. Our mechanics are able to establish precisely if the battery needs to be replaced.

Will inspect the electrical system. Will load test the battery. If necessary, battery is replaced if it happens to be bad. Makes sure the battery's cables have not corroded or damaged before putting them back. Tests the battery system to establish if the system now charges correctly.

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Sometimes, the worst part of getting your car fixed is having to bring it to the garage. We are therefore happy to offer our customers a free collection and delivery service If you prearrange a collection, we will pick your car up from your home or place of work and drive it to our premises, carry out all the necessary work (having consulted you) and deliver it back to you at the end of the day.

We are able to tow, jump start or repair your vehicle if you are experiencing problems or broken down for a small fee. If we can't sadly start your vehicle, we can contact a local recovery firm to collect your vehicle for a very competitive price.

  • Don't want to waste your day off?
  • You don't have the time to take your car in for a service or repairs?
  • Have you got problems with getting to and from the garage?

Here at Many Autos, we believe that we offer a valuable product with our Free Collection and Delivery Service, we can collect either from your place of work or from your home address. If you are unsure about whether the address you are considering having your vehicle collected from is not within our range, then please do contact us.

Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service