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Car is dead again

Discussion in 'Motors' started by megakid, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    Looks like Mr AA was right, went out today and my car is flat as a pancake again.

    So it looks like a new battery is on the cards - Any recommendations? Im looking for a cheap replacement really but nothing that wont be up to the job (I dont want to spend out on a yellow top or anything too fancy thou).

    I've got a ICE install consisting of 2 amps, a sub etc but they were fine on the 11 yr old standard battery (no dimming of lights on bass beats etc) so just a bog standard one will be fine I think.

    Any good online prices or is halfords decent enough?!

    Cheers!

    (sorry about the bad typing/grammar-in a rush)
     
  2. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    imo, halfords were highly priced.
    i went to motorshop down the road and got a pug 306 diesel one for 30 quid iirc with 3 years warantee wich i dont think you can argue with, try these little car parts shops :)

    hth Dan
     
  3. Fallen Hero

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2002

    Posts: 386

    Don't cut costs with the battery, megakid. Spend a little more and it will be well worth it. I'm not saying buy one from Halfords and spend more that way. Just find a battery outlet that gives good value for money, then spend a bit more with them. The battery is really the heart of your motor isn't it :)
     
  4. Trickle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Sheffield

    Battery would be the balls of the car as it powers all the toys. The engine is the heart.
     
  5. Fallen Hero

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2002

    Posts: 386

    I stand corrected :D
     
  6. [email protected]

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: MK

    I guess in the ideal world, trying to spend more money on the better product is best.

    But in some situations, some people just cant do that.

    So i guess have you tried your orignal maufactures?

    Although once i did spend £80 in ford for a new battery and fitting!! (it was an emergency)
     
  7. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    Ok I just bought a varta blue battery for £44 - I've been told they're good.

    I dont really mind as I'm very...very drunk right now. I might regret this in the morning! It better fit...or else!

    J
     
  8. Chronos-X

    Banned

    Joined: 3 Mar 2003

    Posts: 5,001

    Location: London ;()!

    I bought a Halfords calcium battery when my 205 was having power issues - lots more cold crank than the standard ones :)
     
  9. Fallen Hero

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2002

    Posts: 386

    Let us know how you got on, although I do hear your model does come with a 'Starting Handle' should be in the boot next to the parachute. :)
     
  10. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 17,669

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    Man what happened, elephant, steamroller?