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Battery query.
« on: 07 February 2018, 12:09:12 »

The Merc battery is giving up the ghost no idea how old it is may even be original got all bills/ receipts but no record of battery replacement, what's the opinion of the ones Halfords sell prices from 113 - 170, 3year guarantee  5 year guarantee,to lifetime guarantee all in stock.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #1 on: 07 February 2018, 12:38:46 »

Halfords batteries are fine, but very expensive. A motor factors would be cheaper.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #2 on: 07 February 2018, 12:44:35 »

I think even the largest battery should cost well under 100 if you shop around.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #3 on: 07 February 2018, 12:50:53 »

agreed, you can get well known branded Batteries for around half that price if you shop around.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #4 on: 07 February 2018, 12:57:20 »

I use these people.
https://www.tayna.co.uk/
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #5 on: 07 February 2018, 14:36:32 »

My Merc's battery came from Mercedes. It's a Varta, 125A & was about 120

 (and a week off work to fit it  ???)
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #6 on: 07 February 2018, 14:59:15 »

My Merc's battery came from Mercedes. It's a Varta, 125A & was about 120

 (and a week off work to fit it  ???)
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Hope mine doesn't take that long ! Local motor factors not answering phone for some reason.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #7 on: 07 February 2018, 15:12:00 »

ECP are having one of their "rare" sales at then moment.....

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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #8 on: 07 February 2018, 16:07:58 »

The Halfords ones are all the same battery you just pay more for a longer guarantee
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #9 on: 07 February 2018, 17:16:01 »

The Halfords ones are all the same battery you just pay more for a longer guarantee



Can quite believe that.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #10 on: 07 February 2018, 19:19:43 »

The Halfords ones are all the same battery you just pay more for a longer guarantee


It's not just Halfords that do it.
If you buy a cheap battery with a short guarantee, you're gambling that it will last longer.
If you buy an expensive guarantee, the supplier is gambling that it will last longer.
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #11 on: 08 February 2018, 12:46:33 »

 Do you know anyone close by that has a Halfords trade card?

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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #12 on: 09 February 2018, 00:08:20 »

I have one of these in my BMW 530d and is great value IMO.  :y
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #13 on: 09 February 2018, 02:36:35 »

I would be inclined to go with Mercedes rather than tother options, if only from a complete history point of view... I would draw the line at having it fitted by them though ;)
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Re: Battery query.
« Reply #14 on: 09 February 2018, 08:28:19 »

I would be inclined to go with Mercedes rather than tother options, if only from a complete history point of view... I would draw the line at having it fitted by them though ;)
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