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New Battery

Postby pbar » Wed May 10, 2017 6:17 am

It's new battery time for me. Anyone see any reason why I shouldn't buy either of these -

https://carbatteries-online.co.uk/?s=085

Seems very reasonable at either £45 and £55 for the heavier duty one, and free delivery.

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Re: New Battery

Postby sheff » Wed May 10, 2017 6:58 am

Hi Paul,

Eurocar parts have 30% off at the moment making this one http://www.eurocarparts.com/car-battery £50.
Personally I prefer buying locally in case its wrong or damaged and I need to take it back. And I've always been happy with Lion batteries.
Bought one for mine 2 weeks ago fortunately the local store had one in stock, so I did click and collect and picked it up straight away.

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Re: New Battery

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed May 10, 2017 7:04 am

pbar wrote:Seems very reasonable at either £45 and £55 for the heavier duty one, and free delivery.

Good Morning,
Looks like a good buy to me. I've had a quick search online but can't find anything cheaper.
A fair point by Neil with regards to buying locally though.

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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Wed May 10, 2017 7:04 am

Thank you Neil. I did have a glance at Eurocarparts (such a handy company that is), but I was favouring the ones in the link as they were higher rated. Good point about buying locally, it is always easier, and strangely that company are not too far from me. It is good to know that you recommend Lion batteries though.

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Re: New Battery

Postby andyd » Wed May 10, 2017 7:05 am

pbar wrote:It's new battery time for me. Anyone see any reason why I shouldn't buy either of these -

https://carbatteries-online.co.uk/?s=085

Seems very reasonable at either £45 and £55 for the heavier duty one, and free delivery.

Both look fine to me and with square terminals....Personally I would go for the £55, what's a tenner nowadays :)

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Re: New Battery

Postby Noel » Wed May 10, 2017 7:17 am

+1 for Euro car parts from me.
Picked up a battery, 2.8i fuel pump and fuel filter, all off the shelf and just down the road.

What's the guarantee on the batteries? I think Euro do 3 years on the Lions.

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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 am

Noel wrote:
Whats the guarantee on the batteries? I think Euro do 2 years on the Lions.

Noel.


Thanks all for the input, appreciate it.

The guarantee on the cheaper one is 4 years, and 5 years on the other one.

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Re: New Battery

Postby Noel » Wed May 10, 2017 7:21 am

that's pretty good.

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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Thu May 11, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks again for all the replies. Will opt for the £55 one in the link. Cheers.

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Re: New Battery

Postby Peter-S » Thu May 11, 2017 1:23 pm

pbar wrote:Thanks again for all the replies. Will opt for the £55 one in the link. Cheers.



For £55 you could have a bigger 092

https://carbatteries-online.co.uk/produ ... r-battery/

It's the 2.8 battery so still fits the tray OK
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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Thu May 11, 2017 1:25 pm

Thanks Peter. That one does have a little less of a warranty. And then there's the question of it not being standard :)

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Re: New Battery

Postby Peter-S » Thu May 11, 2017 2:29 pm

pbar wrote: And then there's the question of it not being standard :)


That did cross my mind :lol:
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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Fri May 12, 2017 7:01 am

Battery ordered yesterday afternoon and arrived 8.00am the following morning, that was quick. Looking forward to fitting it, how sad, hehe!

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Re: New Battery

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 12, 2017 7:19 am

pbar wrote:Battery ordered yesterday afternoon and arrived 8.00am the following morning, that was quick.

Fantastic service, you can't ask for more than that.
pbar wrote:Looking forward to fitting it

When I was shopping around recently for a new battery for my Toyota, I found that a fitted price was around £35 more than a supply-only price. I wonder how many people are happy to pay the higher amount, as it seems a lot to pay for no more than five minutes work....

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Re: New Battery

Postby ollyw » Fri May 12, 2017 9:20 am

Did it come with the square terminals?

Seems a rare thing these days, I don't like fitting adapters as it just looks odd!!

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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Fri May 12, 2017 10:26 am

ollyw wrote:Did it come with the square terminals?

Seems a rare thing these days, I don't like fitting adapters as it just looks odd!!


Yes, square terminals indeed :)

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Re: New Battery

Postby andyd » Mon May 15, 2017 11:21 am

pbar wrote:Battery ordered yesterday afternoon and arrived 8.00am the following morning, that was quick. Looking forward to fitting it, how sad, hehe!

Hi Paul,
Battery all good???

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Re: New Battery

Postby pbar » Mon May 15, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks for asking Andy :) Yes, all good. Based on this, would easily recommened that company.

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Re: New Battery

Postby andyd » Mon May 15, 2017 6:45 pm

pbar wrote:Thanks for asking Andy :) Yes, all good. Based on this, would easily recommened that company.

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