Car Batteries

At ST GARAGE, we stock a wide range of car batteries to buy including stop-start technology. Simply call our office and one of our experts will help you find a suitable replacement. All of the car batteries we sell come with a 3-year guarantee as standard.

Why do car batteries fail?

Your car battery is the source of power that starts your car and keeps it running, so it is unsurprising that a large percentage of roadside breakdowns are caused by car battery failure. Some of the reasons why car batteries fail can include:

  • Extremes in temperature
  • Infrequent use of your vehicle
  • Leaving on lights or the radio
  • A car battery fault

When does my battery need to be replaced?

Car batteries have an average lifespan of 3 to 4 years, so if your battery is approaching this age or you notice any of the following symptoms, it is time to have your battery checked:

  • Rapid clicking noise when you turn the ignition key
  • The engine is slow to turn over after ignition
  • Headlights appear dimmer

ST GARAGE offer a free car battery health check.

How can I prolong the life of my battery?

With simple maintenance and care, you can lengthen the life of your car battery and help to maintain its performance.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Keep the battery clean and dry at all times
  • Do not allow the battery to go completely flat
  • Turn off heaters, air conditioning, lights and radio whilst the car is not running
  • Apply battery grease to terminals to keep them free from corrosion
  • Avoid making short trips where possible


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