038 Car battery
038 Car battery is still very popular after all these years
It does not seem that long ago. That I was fitting the 038 Car battery onto new models of cars. Hence, at the small garage that I worked at in Batley,West Yorkshire here in the UK.
Although the majority of cars that we worked on. Were British Leyland , we also repaired other makes of car. So, just as we do in today’s modern garages. Consequently, we also fitted our own tyres and Discount Car Batteries in those days. Because, these were the pre- quick fit days. As a result, the motorists came to us for a puncture repair or a new tyre. Where as today you would probably take the puncture to a specialised tyre depot. Not the local garage.
This also applied to car batteries, if one failed we would fit the battery ourselves, this was my job as I was classed as the junior and was given all the small jobs around the garage including doing puncture repairs and sweeping up. The most popular cars that we serviced were the smaller cars such as the original Minis, Maxis and other smaller cars such as Rovers and Riley’s almost all were fitted with an 038 Car battery. We also repaired other makes which included Hillman’s and Triumph’s. One of my favourites was the Hillman Imp although they were always in the garage having repairs done to them, they had some inherent faults and also rusted badly.
One thing in common the 038 battery
All these cars had one thing in common, they nearly all were fitted with a Type 038 Car battery , especially the later models. This was to be one of the most popular batteries ever and in my opinion it still is today. These cars are now classed as classic cars and we still sell a tremendous amount of these batteries.
Later on in the 1970,s this battery was used on many of the Vauxhall cars such as the Vauxhall Viva and a new higher amperage battery came out for some of the bigger engined cars the 015 battery. This 015 battery is exactly the same size as the 038 battery but has more power and the 038 Car battery is often replaced by the 015 when a new battery is required. Other popular cars to have this battery fitted was the new range of Triumphs, such as the Spitfires and the Dolomites and Toledo’s most of which were fitted with an 038 Car battery or a 015 battery.
Many of these cars have still survived and are lovingly restored by their owners. In Summer you can often spot these cars out for run on a nice sunny day. We recently supplied an 038 Car battery to the owner of Triumph Dolomite and I took a picture of the Numax battery sitting next to the engine, in the battery compartment. One of the other most popular cars that we supply batteries for are on the Triumph Spitfire. In my opinion this is still one of best looking cars on the road today.
038 car battery changes from premium to classic
Many thanks Eric Roberts…
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