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Excellent service. On time to pick up my car & drop it back. Full service cost £179, main dealer quoted me £700-lots different!

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Just had my MOT done through Fixter for the first time. It took about 5 minutes of my time in total to book, hand over the key, and get it back when the car was returned. So I was able to carry on looking after my 2 year old. Total game-changer!

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Our expert insights into free battery check

What is included in a car battery check?

Our experienced mechanics will visually check your battery, its terminals and connectors for signs of damage and corrosion. They will assess the efficiency of your battery and its ability to retain charge. They can then advise whether or not they think a replacement is needed.

How do I know if my battery needs replacing?

Some common signs that your battery may need replacing are:

  • Trouble starting your car

  • Your car completely fails to start

  • Problems with your car's electrics

  • Rust or corrosion around your battery terminals

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Hey Fixter, how long do car batteries last?

Car battery lifespans vary across models and conditions. Ideally your battery should last anywhere from three to six years, however extreme temperatures and conditions can shorten a battery’s life.

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Want to learn more about free battery check in Bradford?

Bradford

Bradford, situated in West Yorkshire, is a bustling city known for its rich industrial heritage. With a population of over 530,000, it is the sixth most populous city in England.

When it comes to car ownership in Bradford, the data reveals some interesting trends. The Ford Fiesta takes the top spot as the most popular car in the city, favored by Bradford residents for its reliability and fuel efficiency. Following closely behind are the Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Corsa, BMW 3 Series, and the Audi A3.

In addition to these popular choices, Bradford residents also show a preference for larger vehicles such as SUVs and MPVs. This can be attributed to the city's suburban areas and the need for spacious and versatile cars to accommodate families and their belongings.

Vehicle numbers in Bradford

Bradford boasts a significant number of licensed vehicles, with approximately 250,000 cars registered in the city. This high number reflects the city's reliance on private transportation and the need for efficient and reliable car maintenance services.

Postcodes and suburbs in Bradford

Bradford is divided into several postcodes and suburbs, each with its own unique characteristics. Some notable areas include BD1 (City Centre, Little Germany, and Goitside), BD2 (Eccleshill, Fagley, and Wrose), BD7 (Great Horton, Lidget Green, and Scholemoor), and BD18 (Shipley, Saltaire, and Windhill). These diverse neighborhoods contribute to the vibrant automotive landscape of Bradford.

As a car maintenance platform catering to the needs of Bradford residents, we understand the importance of providing top-notch services to keep their beloved vehicles in optimal condition. Whether it's regular servicing, MOT testing, or repairs, our platform connects car owners with trusted professionals who are well-versed in the specific requirements of Bradford's automotive landscape.

What is included in a car battery check?

Our experienced mechanics will visually check your battery, its terminals and connectors for signs of damage and corrosion. They will assess the efficiency of your battery and its ability to retain charge. They can then advise whether or not they think a replacement is needed.

What does a car battery do?

The car battery is responsible for powering all of the electric components in your car. As well as the lights, stereo, windscreen wipers, etc. it is also responsible for powering the ignition system that starts your engine and keeps it running.

How do I know if my battery needs replacing?

Some common signs that your battery may need replacing are:

  • Trouble starting your car

  • Your car completely fails to start

  • Problems with your car's electrics

  • Rust or corrosion around your battery terminals

How long do car batteries last?

Car battery life spans vary across models and conditions. Ideally your battery should last anywhere from three to six years, however extreme temperatures and conditions can shorten a battery’s life. Additionally, if you leave your vehicle idle for months at a time or only do short journeys in your car, your battery will lose charge faster than expected and struggle to recharge.

What are the signs of a weak car battery?

The following are all key indicators of a weak or failing battery. Dim headlights. A clicking sound instead of the engine igniting when you turn the key. A slower cranking sound as the engine attempts to start. Engine backfiring when trying to start the vehicle. Issues with your car's electrical system. Dim headlamps and internal lighting.

What happens to your car when the battery dies?

If your battery dies when your car isn't in use, it won't start the next time you try. If the battery dies while you are driving your car, then performance will most likely deteriorate until the vehicle stops to run. There simply won't be enough charge to power the spark plugs or injectors as the load from the electrical system continues to drain the remaining battery charge.

How long is the warranty on car batteries?

It depends on the battery, where you bought it and whether it was installed by the manufacturer. You should check your vehicle warranty for the exact details pertaining to your car.

If you bought your battery from a third-party dealer or service centre, then they could be covered by anything from a single-year up to a 5-year warranty.

Are car batteries under warranty?

Some vehicle manufacturers only cover the battery for the first year of the vehicle warranty, where others will cover them for the full term.

If you bought your car from a used-car dealership, then it's unlikely to be covered. You need to consult the terms and conditions of each warranty, as every dealership will have their own rules or operation.

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