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Loughborough Tyre Refurbs are delighted to offer you a comprehensive car battery service experience.

It is not a surprising scenario to have a flat battery at some point during our years of driving, usually on an early winter morning, or miles away from home. Spoils the mood, doesn’t it? During the cold winter months, the drop-in temperature reduces the performance of your battery, coupled with the need for us to rely on our car heaters and lights. It means that if your battery is going die, it is more likely to happen on a cold winter morning! You jump into the car, turn the key into the ignition and…… nothing! The battery has decided to take a nap. So next, we try a jump start. Along with the winter season and the risks to your battery that it brings along, battery failure can also occur during the summer months due to corrosion caused by heat and high temperature.

It is important to realise that your car battery is the primary source of all electricity in your car. It powers both the starter and ignition and produces extra power when required to ensure a steady flow of electrical energy. Therefore, choosing the right battery is extremely important.

The typical life expectancy of a high-quality car battery is around 4-6 years. It depends on whether the car is used for long periods or just used for shorter journeys. We advise you to get your car battery checked every 12 months in Loughborough. We perform a proper battery inspection and examination for you without any charges. If it’s a new battery you need, we stock the best quality batteries of all types. Our team also helps in diagnosing the fault that is preventing your battery from charging or any other defect. There is not a great deal you can do to protect your battery from the ravages of bitter cold mornings or intense heat in the summer, apart from timely servicing and maintaining it.

It is worth bearing in mind that there are some factors which could cause your car battery to fail:

• Not having your car regularly serviced can lead to battery failure.

• Not purchase genuine car parts can end up draining your car battery sooner than usual.

• Any obvious signs of deterioration on the battery cables and terminals.

• Accidentally forgetting to switch off your lights or radio.

• If your car isn't driven regularly, then make sure that you start it frequently.

Following are some tricks you can follow to keep battery-failure at bay:

Invest in a battery conditioner, especially if you are not using your car regularly as they help increase the life expectancy of your battery.

Ensure that anything electrical inside and outside the car is switched off when they aren’t in use, as leaving it on overnight will severely drain your battery.

Here at Loughborough Refurbs, we have been replacing car batteries for years. We stock, supply, and fit car batteries according to the vehicle specification and requirements. If you are unsure of a battery problem, we offer a free battery test which will cover the testing of the battery and alternator. Call us today for advice or to have car batteries replaced by experts you can trust!