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CAR BATTERIES

All Merityre branches stock the Yuasa range of car batteries – suitable for all popular car fitments. We also provide a full range of batteries suitable for vans, trucks, boats, lawnmowers, golf trolleys and many other similar applications. As battery distributors, we can also access the full range of commercial, marine, leisure, motorcycle, or specialist batteries. Contact your local Merityre Specialist for more information.

Which car battery is right for you?

It’s important to select the correct battery for your vehicle, taking into consideration battery size and capacity. You should be able to find this information in your vehicle handbook or you can contact your local Merityre branch and a member of our team will be happy to advise you.

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, making it easy to select the battery best suited to your vehicle, purpose and budget. Visit your local Merityre branch today.


Car battery fitting

Visit your local Merityre branch, select the best car battery for you, and our expert team will do the rest.

Our prices include the cost of fitting the battery for most vehicles. However, additional time may be required when fitting a new battery for certain vehicles. If this is the case, you’ll be advised in advance and any additional charges will be made clear following the inspection of your vehicle. If you’re not sure whether or not your vehicle requires additional fitting time, ask a member of our friendly team. We will dispose of your old battery in an environmentally approved way.

How long do car batteries last?

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 notice signs that your battery is coming to the end of its life

Signs you need a new car battery include:

  • Your engine taking longer to turn over than usual

  • Your headlights, hazards and indicators appear dimmer

  • Your engine will not turn over at all and makes a rapid clicking noise

  • Your battery warning light illuminates on your dashboard

For more advice, read our guidance on how to tell if a car battery is dead.

Free car battery check

If you’ve noticed any of the signs listed above, we recommend visiting your local Merityre Specialists branch for a free car battery health check. We will check the condition of your battery and offer help and advice if it needs to be replaced.


Car battery maintenance

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

  • Ensure all lights are switched off when you leave your vehicle

  • Switch off all electrical applications when your engine isn’t running

  • Don’t allow your car battery to completely discharge

Read our advice for more information on what causes a vehicle battery to fail.


How Do Car Batteries Work?

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.

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