Batteries

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

If you need a new car battery, AMS Tyres and Autocentres will provide the  full car battery replacement service and can dispose of your old one for you. Your car battery is the heart of your cars electricals, it is the only source of power to get your car started so it is vital you check your battery at regular intervals. 

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.

How Do I Know If Something Is Wrong With My Car 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 icon will be red.

How To Avoid Car Battery Problems

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.

How Often Should I Change My Car 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.

What To Do If You Have A Flat Battery?

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.

If you are at all concerned about the age or charging capability of your car battery, don’t leave it until your car won’t start, call into your local AMS Tyres Autocentre and we will carry out a free and thorough check. Find out more about our free car battery testing service.

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.