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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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Upfront, fair pricing, with free collection & return and no hidden costs. Our in-house experts will then choose the ideal garage to work on your car.

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A fully-insured Fixter driver will pick up your car, whenever and wherever works for you. (If you’d prefer to drive your car to the garage yourself, that’s not a problem!).

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Our in-house experts will keep you updated, and your card is only charged once all work has been satisfactorily completed and approved by our team. Your driver will then drop the car back when it’s convenient for you.

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Want to learn more about Ford 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.

Ford

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker, founded by Henry Ford in 1903. One of the most long-standing giants of the motoring industry with an estimated asset wealth of around $256 billion, Ford became a popular household name throughout the UK in the 1960s with the introduction of the Ford Transit, the Ford Escort and the Ford Capri.

With the Ford Fiesta consistently winning accolades as the best selling car in the UK, it’s no surprise to hear that in 2018 there were approximately 5.5million Ford cars on the roads by the end of the year.

With a proven track record for good value and sensible, practical driving, along with a dealership just around every corner, Ford has developed a method of sustaining great sales by giving drivers just what they need.

There’s a Ford car for practically every sensible driver. Actually, there are a few Ford cars for the more daring driver too. Take a look at the history of RS and Cosworth models, both making an impact in the world of rally driving and touring car racing.

While they’re better known for providing family transport that includes the Ka, the Fiesta and the Focus, Ford also produces the lavishly equipped Edge SUV, and also the S-Max and Galaxy people carriers too.

And for something quite a lot less mainstream, Ford deliver some muscle

From a very traditional and mainstream marque, it’s refreshing to see that they still deliver a great big slice of larger than life America—and the latest model Ford Mustang is no exception. If a Mondeo or a Focus isn’t really your thing, and even the RS models aren’t sporty enough, then the new Mustang’s brawny delivery of sleek lines powered by its 5-litre V8 engine could be just the thing. Failing that, the Ford GT supercar with its twin-turbo V6 won’t fail to turn heads. All £420k of it.

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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