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01626 368 882
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01803 315 555
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01803 666 555
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01392 424 666
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Batteries

At AMS we have the latest diagnostic and battery checking equipment to ensure that your battery is working efficiently.

We have a great range of batteries available, charged and ready for fitting by our qualified technicians. Remember all our prices are FULLY FITTED and include VAT. Our batteries also come with a 3 year guarantee as standard.

The battery is a bit like the heart of your engine. If it works properly, so does your engine.

Why is the battery important?

The main task of a battery is to provide the energy your engine needs to get going. It also supports other electronic devices of the car such as lights, radio, etc..

How do I know when something is wrong with the battery?

If your car doesn’t start or it starts but the starter is working very slowly, this indicates that there is a problem with your battery. You should also pay attention to the sign on the dashboard that stands for “battery”. If there is a problem with the battery, the sign will be red.

How to avoid problems with your battery

In wintertime, there’s a greater risk because your engine needs more energy to start and the performance of the battery drops at lower temperatures. And you also use more devices that need energy such as lights, windscreen heating, fog lights, etc. This is why most battery problems occur during the winter season.

To avoid problems with the battery, we advise you to:

  • not leave the car parked with its lights or radio on
  • avoid using cars for short distance trips only (the battery requires a 30-35 km trip to recharge the energy used to start the car)
  • Contact us as soon as you experience problems

How often should I change the battery?

The battery loses performance over time. Its lifetime depends on a number of factors and can be reduced by, for example, a lot of short trips. On average, the battery’s lifetime is about four-six years.

Help, my battery’s empty. Now what do I do?

You need two things: the help of another car and jumper cables. Remember to connect positive to positive and to keep the engine running on the car with the good battery. However, remember this is just a short-term solution. We advise you to visit us as soon as your car has started again. We will assist you with professional help and advice.

Call us today and our team will advise you regarding the best battery for your vehicle.

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