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We supply and fit batteries while you wait.
Or, we can supply you with a battery that you can fit yourself.

Battery Safety Guidelines

Changing your car battery is fairly simple and only becomes hazardous when precautions are not followed...

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS - Ensure that car batteries are always kept upright and are not handled roughly. Wear eye protection and suitable protective clothing that fully covers your hands such as rubber gloves, arms and upper body (e.g. overall or thick long sleeved shirt), legs (e.g. overall or old jeans) and feet (e.g. rubber soled boots ideally with steel toe caps) Keep children and pets away from batteries and battery acid

CORROSION HAZARD - If a battery is not kept upright and handled roughly it may leak. Battery acid is highly corrosive. Seek urgent medical advice if you believe that either battery acid or lead sulphate has come into contact with skin or eyes and rinse the affected area for several minutes under COLD flowing water. Do not wear valued (e.g. smart or expensive) clothing while exchanging batteries. Battery acid will corrode car body and paintwork. Plenty of cold water will, however - neutralise it fairly quickly. Remove clothing especially footwear that has come into contact with battery acid before entering your home!

EXPLOSION HAZARD - When charging batteries, a gas called Oxyhydrogen is formed. DO NOT smoke or expose a charging battery (e.g. engine running, bonnet open) to any form of spark or naked flame. Be careful of any electrostatic discharges from any other equipment that you are using and avoid any possible short circuits. Welding equipment, blow-torches, electric drills, sanding equipment etc that are being used for example - should be kept well clear of the vehicle during this time. If your old battery is warm/hot to the touch then allow it to cool before replacement and consult a mechanic. Faulty or unregulated vehicle alternators may cause overcharged batteries that are at risk of exploding!

PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility or liability for any accident or injury that happens whilst you are installing batteries. Any damage that occurs to the product after receipt is highly likely to void any warranty and liability on our part.



Battery Fitment Guide

Make sure that you know your vehicle alarm security codes and any audio and navigation equipment security codes before starting...

Please refer to our Battery Safety Guidelines before exchanging batteries


Compare the sizes and power ratings of the old and new batteries making sure they match closely.

2) Disconnect the negative battery lead first.  Move the lead to one side to avoid sparks during Steps 3 and 4.
3) Disconnect the positive lead.  Make equally sure that it remains clear of the positive terminal during Step 4.
4) Undo the battery hold down clamp / strap and then remove the battery.  Place it onto the ground or a strong workbench.
5) Position the new battery into the engine bay battery area.  Ensure the terminals are in the same position as they were with the old battery.
6) Re-attach the battery hold down clamp / strap.
7) Re-connect the terminals starting with the positive lead.  Ideally you should cover the exposed terminal tops (engine-OFF) with a layer of petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline) to avoid corrosion.
8) Reset any Audio or Navigation Equipment / Vehicle Alarm security codes.


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