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    Replacement Battery?

    Hi, have done a search but nothing much has turned up. My battery is in need of being changed. Halfords list three batteries for the S3, one with a 3yr, one with a 4yr and one with a 5yr warranty, with the prices using my trade card being 60, 75, 90 ish, respectively. Are there any other batteries available for the S3, which are maybe uprated from the oem one. I have the Andy Mac sub and amp fitted to my car which I believe has a direct feed from the battery, so want something good enough to supply that when the engine is not running without causing it to go flat.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Steer clear of Halfords would be my advice, go to GSF and get a Bosch silver top, about 75 and very decent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    Steer clear of Halfords would be my advice, go to GSF and get a Bosch silver top, about 75 and very decent.
    Thanks for that Andy
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    Just fitted a new one on the GF's 225BAM TT, got an exide one from Euro for 50

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    i ended up getting a vauxhall sourced battery, cost me 60 and is top quality....just make sure you get the right size/ampage and you'll be fine.... although easier said than done, i tried two before i found one that fitted
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    Got priced up for a Bosch Silver Top from GSF at 63 inc VAT with Armed Forces discount. Gonna try and get a price for a Varta Silver Dynamic 027 aswell. From what I've read, the Varta has a slightly higher spec.
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    Is the 027 number used for all types of batteries, or is it just used with the Varta brand??
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    dunno but dont go too overboard....a battery is a battery by all accounts
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    dunno but dont go too overboard....a battery is a battery by all accounts
    Yeah, just thinking if they're the same price makes sense getting the higher spec one. The Varta has a 5yr warranty aswell compared to the 4yr Bosch one.
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    Ollie - The bosch and varta batteries are identical with different stickers.
    I stock both of them.
    Usualy blacktop is the budget, silver mid-high range.

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    I recently changed mine. Halfrauds trade card for a Bosch Silver top, 120 down to 70. 5 yr guarantee as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csweatherston View Post
    Ollie - The bosch and varta batteries are identical with different stickers.
    I stock both of them.
    Usualy blacktop is the budget, silver mid-high range.
    Ah ok, cheers Callum. Didn't realise that.
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    I'm also on the hunt for a new battery and been told the bosch silver tops are the dogs. Would it be the same one from the S3 fit my 1.8T Quattro?? I presume it would be the same? Anyone got a part number etc for it or guide me to where I could find one??

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    If you go on the Halfrauds website, they have a fitting plugin that shows up the car make and model etc. That's how I did mine. People always say don't go to Halfrauds, and I echo that for fitting and own brand products. But for universal things like bulbs, wipers and batteries, why not (all the same branded products as anywhere else).

    Granted I had two trips to my local Halfrauds (after the first battery on their website was an inch too wide), but I made that mistake from their website and there were two, exactly the same batteries, just with different codes.

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    Get a pro forma invoice from eurocar parts, then go to your local car parts shop, i bet they'll beat the price, thats what I did, 45

 

 

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