Battery Service Details
We fit hundreds of batteries each month. We have the expert knowledge and expertise to ensure your battery is in tip top condition this is why we offer a free battery health check using the very best in battery checking equipment & diagnostics.
Normally you only know you're having battery issues when it's too late! on a cold morning when there is not enough power to crank the engine.
Before replacing a battery we check the charging system to make sure this is not why the battery is draining. We can also offer Auto Electrical services if you have a drain on the cars battery.
We have most types of batteries in stock but can always have one with us within 30 minutes, so please call in for a quote.
Car Battery life..
What is the expected life of a car battery?
Under normal conditions and with the proper care, the life expectancy of a car battery should be between three and five years.
Car Battery Not Charging..
What needs to be done if my car battery isn't charging?
If your car engine won’t start, it is often because the battery is dead. If this is the case, you may need to charge the battery, or for an immediate quick fix, a boost from a pair of jump leads.
However, if your vehicle has a charging fault, it may still not start, even after a jump or lengthy period of recharging. Or, it may start after a boost, only to run flat again after a few short miles. To help pin point the cause of your flat battery there are a few simple checks you can carry out, such as: Identify its level of charge by turning on the headlights. If their brightness is normal, the battery is not at fault. Whereas, if the lights are dim, but brighten when the accelerator is pressed, or they don’t come on at all, it is more than likely a battery fault. Check the voltage using a voltmeter. If the battery is fully charged it should be around 12.6 volts with no load. If the reading is below 12.45 volts, it’s a sign that your battery needs to be recharged, or replaced. Check whether the battery is holding charging using a hand held electronic battery tester.
How many volts does my car battery need to start?
Fully charged automotive batteries should measure at 12.6 volts or above. When the engine is running, this measurement should be 13.7 to 14.7 volts. If you don't have a multimeter to tell you the voltage of your battery, you can do a test of your electrical system by starting the car and turning on the headlights.
BP Tyres Autocare offer a range of services in the Wellingborough area including car repairs, car service and safety check. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service and the high standard of our repair and servicing work. For Car Batteries Wellingborough, auto repairs and other car services contact us today.