Top 3 things to consider when buying a car battery

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Are you thinking of buying a new battery for your car this winter? If the answer is yes, then you have come to the right place. Let’s put it this way, without a functioning car battery, your vehicle wouldn’t have enough power to start its engine. With that in mind, it’s really important to ensure your battery is working to its maximum potential – especially in winter, as cooler temperatures can affect your battery’s lifespan.

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1. Battery size matters

The different types of batteries sold here at Euro Car Parts are vast and varied – but the main difference between each is that of size. For example, all 027 car batteries have a length of 242mm; a width of 175mm; and a height 190mm, whereas all 065 car batteries have a slightly smaller size with a length of 242mm; a width of 175mm and a height of just 175mm.

The size of battery your car needs will depend on several factors, including where its terminals sit and the size of the space available under the bonnet. Naturally, we don’t expect everyone to know which size car battery is the right one for their motor – which is why we’ve made things as simple as possible. To find the right battery for your vehicle make and model, simply enter your vehicle registration number into ‘find the right battery for your car’ tool on our website.

2. CCA and AH

After size, the two important things to consider about batteries are ampere/hours (AH) and cold cranking amps (CCA). AH relates to how long a battery will last before you will need to recharge it, while the CCA rating refers to how capable a battery is at starting a vehicle during the colder months.

We know what you’re thinking: why don’t you just buy a battery with a high CCA rating and rest assured knowing that it’ll start your motor whatever the weather? Well, having a battery with a high CCA rating is only worth having if your car can handle the benefits – which is why it’s important to find out which batteries suit your vehicle type before rushing to the checkout.

3. Calcium or lead

The majority of batteries sold here at Euro Car Parts are built using lead acid. These options will typically start your vehicle 20,000 times before it’ll need to be replaced.

For something with a little more longevity, a calcium or high-end absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery may be the way to go – these options will need replacing after 30,000 and 50,000 starts respectively – that’s excellent value for money.

To find the right battery for your car, simply enter your registration number on our website and explore the range today.

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Bonus tips

Which car battery brands to buy in the UK?

When it comes to making a decision on which brands of the car battery to buy, we stock wide range of brands to satisfy our growing customer needs and their wallets. Some of these brands are Lion Batteries, Bosch and Exide with Lion Batteries being most popular choice amongst our customers.

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Warranties explained according to the brands

Euro Car Parts covers the warranty for all batteries across the country, for up to 5 years (depending on product) this warranty offers a like for like replacement in the unlikely event your battery fails due to manufacturing faults during fair use – simply bring it in with your proof of purchase receipt to any of our 235 branches across the country.

WARRANTY YEARS
3 YEARS Lion Batteries Bosch S3 Exide Excell
4 YEARS Bosch S4
5 YEARS Bosch S5 Exide Premium

Fitting car battery – safety first

Even though fitting a new car battery is fairly simple and a quick process, we recommend that you take it to your local garage and have it fitted by an approved mechanic. This is mainly because you may not have the protective safety equipment as acid within the car battery can often leak due to its highly corrosive nature.

Finally, if you are fitting it yourself, consider the impact of old battery on an environment and always dispose it in safe methods – either by bringing it to any of our 235 Euro Car Parts branch for free or taking it to your local garage.

However, if you are broken down on a roadside or simply can’t start the engine, then most breakdown cover companies will come to your location and fit it for you, often at reasonable price or sometimes even free, check your policy.

Where to buy car battery online in the UK?

Euro Car Parts is the UK’s leading distributor of parts, and have over 130,000 different stocked part numbers, so you can rest assured you’re buying your new car battery from a reputable supplier.

You can buy the car battery online from Euro Car Parts and get it delivered on the same day or use click & collect service from your local branch in as little as 15 minutes.

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