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Battery on the way out...know any good ones?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Rav, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggests really. Battery appears to be on the way out. Have had to put it on charge twice in the past month! Does anyone know what makes are good and what to look out for and also what sort of prices I should be looking at.
    Many thanks. :think:
     
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  3. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    bosch silver or Varta silver around the £60 mark
     
  4. S3 Rav

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    Does anyone know where the best place would be to get one?
     
  5. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Mine needed a new one when I first purchased it. Went with a silver top from Bosch. Halfords price - £118. Halfords trade card price, £65!

    See if any friends have trade cards Rav!
     
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    GSF is your friend
     
  7. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that jd. Yea have just been on halfrauds website and they quite expensive. Will ask some friends to see who I could ask as a cheeky favour.
     
  8. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Another vote for Bosch Silver - have them in all 3 of my cars, and got them from GSF. Simples!

    I've also had two Bosch batteries replaced under warranty - no quibble, new battery.
     
  9. steve bain

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    i had a varta replaced with no quibble and was basically my fault for not driving the car for 6 months. its the cold crank (or start up as halfords call it you want). the higher, the better. higher one are often called 'heavy duty'. The reality is, if it has a guarantee then it will be fine. I would ring everyone in your area in yellow pages as prices fluctuate massively. halfords were at least 20% more than the garages.
     
  10. A3tell

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    i got a bosch silver top s4 cat... got mine from euro car parts £65 about a month ago
     
  11. steve bain

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    BARGAIN!
     
  12. jay1601

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    i got a Audi one on mine. its 5 yeas old (sticker on the back with date on it for warrenty) still green, starts first time even during the ice/snow.

    not sure on price
     
  13. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Rav

    Theres a couple of places in Brum, the battery shop and battery factory shop, just google them, should come up with the info you need and they are or used to be really good on prices.

    Also you could try TPS and see what they can do for you.
     
  14. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the info guys. Car still struggled to start this morning after a whole night of charging so I had to act quick. Went down the local gsf and got a Bosch silver for £65. No problems. Cheers for the useful info chaps.
     
  15. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Thats a good price dude, and its sorted now hopefully, nice one :)
     
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  17. JD09

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    Hmmm, I want to know what I bought now, size wise... As the battery was definitely over a ton, but the trade card brought it down to £65 ish...

    Unless it's just Halfraud's usual rip off prices.
     

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