096 New Car Battery and Car Alternators
If your car requires another 096 New Car Battery it is well worth having your cars dynamo checked out. We here at batteriesontheweb.co.uk have fitted thousands of car batteries only for the car
owners to return in a week or two stating that theirs is “not working very well”, only to find out after a test, that it is not working correctly.
When you have a new one fitted you should ask yourself a few questions?.
Has yours failed? Are you absolutely certain that it isn’t something else such as the starter? Determining which part has failed is essential toward avoiding unnecessarily costs by
replacing something that hasn’t even really failed. Although it is usually the case the faulty alternator can also have damaged your 096 New Car Battery. Let’s take a look at some steps you can take to determine that your has failed and has not in fact, packed in?.
If you own an voltage testing machine, you can test to see whether your car’s Alternator is charging correctly. For most people this isn’t practical, as few motorists own such an expensive piece of equipment. For everyone else, there is a practical way for you to easily check to see if yours is working properly:
1: Connect a volt meter to your 096 New Car Battery. These can only cost about £6 from E-Bay and are a useful tool to own.
2: Start your car
3: Observe the voltage output on the volt meter so that you can make an accurate determination.
If there is an increase in voltage when you start your car, then your alternator is more than likely working just fine. It will be most Likely that your battery is the culprit; check the 096 New Car Battery itself and the connections to make a final determination.
If there is no increase in voltage, you are likely looking at having to replace your alternator.
The next step, of course, is to determine whether you will replace the alternator yourself or have someone else do the job. Some things to keep in mind as you weigh your options include:
If you trust your vehicle to a local service centre or better still a Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC), what will the total cost of the work be including the part and labour? Will there be a guarantee? From a Unipart centre they will certainly be a guarantee, on most parts this will be 12 months on electrical goods and 2 years on other parts.
If you decide to do the work yourself, do you have all the tools on hand to get the work done? Do you own a repair manual? Do you want to purchase a new alternator or will a re-conditioned unit do the job? Another option would be to buy one from the local scrap yard, but you could be in a similar position six months down the road.
Your choices today are much greater than they were say ten years ago, before internet shopping became a strong factor in bringing down the price of high auto parts prices. Several online wholesalers, including the Andrew Pages of this world,This way of buying is fine but to-days cars are becoming much more refined and complicated and even we at PellonAutocentre in Halifax make mistakes and order the wrong ones.
In my opinion it would be best to leave the job to the experts and visit your local Unipart Car Care Centre, who will give you a FREE battery test and also knowing that the work carried out will be guaranteed throughout the UK, to give you a great peace of mind.
Post written by Eric Roberts
member of MotorCodes.org
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Avon car Tyres Online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.