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help and frequently asked questions

How to fit a car battery
How to fill and charge sealed motorcycle batteries.
How To fill and charge standard 'wet' motorcycle batteries.

I'm not sure that my car battery matches what I've found here
The batteries that we sell are all very carefully matched to the vehicles on display in our battery finder section. Please refer to the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) and Ah (Ampere Hour) FAQ details below for the relevant starting power and overall power sustainability elements of our products. If you are still unsure then please contact our customer service staff on 0845 643 0577 

Are your products Heavy Duty?
All of the batteries that we sell are Heavy Duty as standard. Each is guaranteed to perform consistently and reliably throughout its lifetime. 

What does CCA / Cold Cranking Amps mean? 
Cold Cranking Amps determine how much power you have to start your car in most climates. The 'cold' refers to when the vehicle engine is started from cold - e.g. first thing in the morning or after a period of rest in cold environmental conditions (the engine has cooled to below 5 degrees celsius). A cold engine, as opposed to one that has just been running at optimum temperature, will take more energy to start and thus needs plenty of CCA! 

What is an Ah / Ampere Hour? 
Ampere-hours are normally used to indicate the amount of energy a battery can deliver. An ampere-hour is defined as an amount of electrical current of one ampere flowing for one hour. If you multiply the current in amperes by the time of flow in hours, the result is the total number of ampere-hours. 

What voltage is a car battery? 
Car batteries operate 12 Volt electrical systems. When testing the open circuit voltage [OCV] it should be no less than 12.5 volts. If your vehicle battery on testing is below 12.5 volts and you have been using the vehicle regularly (e.g. covering over at least 3000 miles a year / 60 miles a week) then it would suggest that the battery needs replaced or there is a fault with the charging system [alternator]. 

Are car batteries easy to fit ? 
If you are comfortable with basic vehicle servicing then yes! Click HERE for our Fitment Guide

Why are diesel vehicle batteries slightly more expensive? 
A diesel engine is typically much heavier than a petrol / LGP converted engine and needs a greater CCA to handle the extra turning force needed at startup. 

Please contact our customer service staff on 0845 643 0577.