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How much does a car battery replacement & fitting cost for Citroen cars?

A typical Citroen battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) in the UK costs around £84 - £167. Depending on your Citroen model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Citroen cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C1£85 - £133
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C4 Cactus£85 - £133
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C4 Grand Picasso£106 - £167
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C3£92 - £145
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C3 IV£92 - £145
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C4£99 - £156
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C1 II£84 - £132
Battery replacement (without automatic start/stop) for Citroen C3 Picasso£99 - £156

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Our expert insights into car battery replacement & fitting

What is a car battery replacement?

The car battery is responsible for powering all of the electric components in your car. A car battery is to have an expected lifespan of between 4 to 6 years.

What causes a car battery to stop working correctly?

On occasions when there has been excessive electrical use without your battery being recharged, your battery will be drained. If your car doesn’t start when you turn the ignition switch, especially when the engine doesn’t make any attempt to turn over, your battery could be flat.

What happens when we replace your car battery?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will inspect your battery and replace it wherever required.

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Hey Fixter, how often should a car battery need replacing?

The lifespan of a car battery is between 4 to 6 years. This is dependent on several factors: the quality of the battery, weather conditions, vehicle type, driving habits, and vehicle type.

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Want to learn more about Citroen car battery replacement & fitting?

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.

Citroën

Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group since 1976, established over 100 years ago in March 1919.

Citroën produced the world’s first mass-produced front-wheel drive car and one of the first to feature a unitary type body, with no chassis supporting its mechanical components.

Citroën is probably better known for its quirky design and fun fashion styled brand of cars. Offering something different from more traditional sporty looks, they are a brand that provides value without being cheap.

There were 1.3m Citroën cars on the roads at the close of 2018; a figure that peaked in the early part of 2015 and has maintained a very similar number ever since.

Good value vehicles for family driving

Citroën offers a range of fun-looking smaller city cars and family cars for every ilk. The smallest starts with their C1 city model, growing into the C3 mini-MPV and SUV models, then the C4 subcompact and compact featuring crossover and SUV styles, up to the C5 family saloon, that is also available as an SUV sporting Citroën’s Aircross moniker. With models featuring up to 7 seats, Citroën doesn’t just create cars for everyday family motoring—they supply cars for the biggest of families.

How often should a car battery need replacing?

A car battery is to have an expected lifespan of between 4 to 6 years. This is dependent on several factors, for example, the quality of the battery, weather conditions, vehicle type, driving habits, and vehicle type.

The law, vehicle regulations, and your MOT

The physical condition of your battery will not cause your car to fail an MOT, but if the car won’t start, run or operate the electrical components properly because of your battery, then that will.

What happens when we replace your car battery?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will inspect your battery for correct operation, signs of corrosion and will be load tested to ascertain its ability to retain charge.

  • Wherever required your battery will be replaced and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

  • You will also be advised of any other parts, for example, the cables, that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.

  • Once the battery has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of your car and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes a car battery to stop working correctly?

Your battery is continually being charged by your car’s alternator while driving, so it’s only through damage or that it has reached the end of its operational life, that it will fail to hold its charge.

On occasions when there has been excessive electrical use without your battery being recharged, your battery will be drained. A drained battery will only require a recharge unless the battery is faulty and its failed operation was instrumental to the drain.

After prolonged use, a car battery can leak the acid that holds the electrical charge. This liquid will turn to a white or bluish powder where it dries, so is fairly easy to spot.

Eventually, a battery will simply reach the end of its life. At this point, it’s time to organise a replacement.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning car battery

If your car won’t start

If your car doesn’t start when you turn the ignition switch, especially when the engine doesn’t make any attempt to turn over, your battery could be flat.

None of the electrical components work

If the lights, fan, radio or any other electrical components in your car don’t turn on or operate, then your battery could be drained or damaged.

The terminals are corroded

If the terminals (connection points) on your battery are corroded, then your battery is likely to be damaged or worn out.

Your battery has powdery deposits on it

If there are white or blueish powdery deposits on any parts of the battery, this is a sign of acid leaking and incorrect operation of your battery.

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