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Your battery is vital to both the starting and running of your vehicle. Starting the engine puts a tremendous strain on the battery, and although it charges up again while the vehicle is running, a series of many short journeys may mean it won’t reach its full potential in time. An ageing battery becomes less efficient, and either won’t charge up at all, or won’t hold a full charge. Just to add to the mix, winter running with lights, heater and demister operating or summer running with air conditioning on full will use up any charge even more quickly. Don’t risk the inconvenience of a battery failure when you can least afford it – get your car or van battery tested and replaced if necessary by an AutoMend network member based in Winchmore Hill.
With access to over 9,000 garages and mobile mechanics, and locations that cover all areas of the UK, the AutoMend network is the natural place to look when you need a battery test, a replacement battery or just a quote for the work. Our garages and mobile mechanics are available around every town and city, and what they all have in common is a commitment to the provision of high quality vehicle repair and maintenance services at the best prices available around the Winchmore Hill area. Our members don’t only deal with batteries – they can repair or replace just about any part on any make of vehicle. From breakdown and recovery services to MOT testing, from bodywork repairs to tyres, exhausts and suspension repairs, they can do it all. Get your battery in good shape for the coming season with the help of your local garage.
If you plan to charge your battery, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start. If you don’t get it right, you can end up with damage to the battery, your vehicle’s electronic components, and even yourself.
The first thing to be aware of is that charging requires you to disconnect the battery from the electronics in your car. Disconnecting the battery will shut down the related systems such as the radio/infotainment system, the sat nav etc. Some of these systems will need you to put in a code to restart them, so you will need to have the codes to hand before disconnecting anything. Central locking could also be activated when the battery is unplugged, so don’t leave your keys inside the car or you could be locked out.
If you can’t totally remove the battery from the engine compartment, you can charge it in situ. If you don’t want to totally disconnect the leads, you do need to disconnect the negative (–) lead as a precaution. Charging the battery inside the car means you need to ensure the charger lead is long enough to reach into the engine compartment without causing a trip hazard.
Every type of charger is slightly different, so take the time to read the manual before starting work – you need to be certain that it is actually compatible with your battery.
Attaching the charger leads must be done with the mains power to the charger switched off (and unplugged to be absolutely safe). If you get this bit wrong, you may see sparking, and you risk damage to the battery and your car’s electronics.
The charger leads have strong metal clips on the end, and are usually coloured red for positive and black for negative. Attach the clip of the black lead to the negative (-) battery terminal and the clip of the red lead to the positive (+) battery terminal. As you attach each clip, give it a bit of a twist to make sure the contact is good. Plug in the charger and switch it on – you should see a bulb light up to indicate charging is taking place. If the charger doesn’t seem to be operating, switch it off, and disconnect/reconnect the clips to try to get a better contact. When charging is complete, switch off the charger before trying to remove the clips from the battery, and then reconnect the battery leads.
If this all sounds too complicated, and you don’t fancy messing around under the bonnet of your car, why not call in an expert from the AutoMend network to do the job for you? Call a mobile mechanic to your home in Winchmore Hill and enjoy the convenience of someone else getting their hands dirty.
If you suspect that your battery is getting worn out, don’t risk getting let down by a car or van that won’t start. Get your battery tested by someone who really knows what they are doing – your friendly local approved AutoMend garage or mobile mechanic. Our simple quote process means we can put you in touch with your nearest garage or mobile mechanic quickly and effortlessly. All we ask is for you to give us a little information so that we can proceed.
In return, you will see a list of van and car garages and mobile mechanics available in the Winchmore Hill area who can deliver the service you need. Feel free to book a slot directly with your preferred choice, or you can ask for a free online quote. It’s as simple as that.
Don’t be stranded with battery problems, get your battery tested or replaced as soon as you notice an issue developing. We’re confident you’ll be completely satisfied with the prices and the quality of service delivered by the AutoMend network members.