It is important that you select the correct battery for your vehicle, selecting the one which is the right size and capacity. You should be able to find this information in your vehicle handbook or you can contact your local Merityre Specialists branch for further guidance.
At Merityre, we have a full range of car batteries under the Yuasa label. These batteries all have varying power capacities, warranty periods and physical features so it is important that you carefully select the battery best suited for your purpose, vehicle and budget.
Our prices include a battery fitting charge for most vehicles, however, certain vehicles may require additional time to fit the battery and there may be an additional charge for this service. The manager will advise after inspecting your vehicle.
We will dispose of your old battery in an environmentally approved way.
The battery of a car supplies all electricity to the vehicle and so systems such as your lights, heating, radio and more are dependent on its charge. Without the power from your battery, your vehicle wouldn’t even be able to start.
When you start your car, your battery converts chemical energy to the electrical energy which jolts your car in to action. Following the start-up, the alternator then supplies the electrical current to your car, enabling the battery to charge and supply power to other in-car electrical facilities.
Car batteries have an average lifespan of four years and once they reach this age, they may need to be replaced. As they begin to reach this age, or earlier if they have been subject to increased use, you may begin to notice signs that your battery is coming to the end of its life.
Signs you should look out for include:
Your engine takes longer to turn over than usual
Headlights, hazards and indicators appear dimmer
The engine will not turn over at all and makes a rapid clicking noise
The battery warning light illuminates on your dashboard
A car’s battery is the source of its power and it can be frustrating when it fails or becomes unreliable. Take a look at our simple tips to help extend the life of your battery and ensure that it remains reliable:
Keep your car battery clean and dry at all times
Ensure that all connections to your battery are secure
Check that your battery is securely fitted in its casing
Never allow your car battery to completely discharge by charging it when it is running low
Ensure all lights are switched off when you leave your vehicle
Switch off all electrical applications when your engine isn’t running
For more information on what causes a vehicle battery to fail please click here.
If you have noticed any of the signs listed above, we would recommend visiting your local Merityre Specialists branch for a free car battery health check. We will check the condition of your battery and offer advice if it needs to be replaced.