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038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery-Fits many classic cars and ride on Lawn Mowers.

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

When on a delivery in Leeds recently. So, I came upon a fine example of a Triumph Spitfire Car. Of course probable the best that I seen for a long time. Consequently, the cars owner had purchased online a new 12 Volt Battery. Accordingly, I was 038 Apollo-Power Car Batterydelivering him an  038 Apollo-Power Car Battery .

Of course, I knew that this battery only fitted older cars (that’s because i am old myself) . Lucky for me the guy was at home when I made the delivery . So I asked him which car the battery fitted. Surprisingly, he was only too pleased to talk about his “pride and joy”! not the BMW parked in his drive ! but a beautiful red Triumph Spitfire in my pictures.

The guy even sent me a couple of pictures for my blog as I had forgotten my camera. What a great find ! The 038 Apollo-Power Car Battery are now one of our popular batteries. They are sealed and maintenance free. The  038 Apollo-Power Car Battery also comes with a three year full warranty. Fortunately, it is also available for collection from Batteriesontheweb in Halifax Yorkshire UK. Of course during normal working hours.

The Triumph Spitfire was always a big favorite of mine

So, never forgetting the first one that I actually owned. In fact, it was a rusty white colour and was my pride and joy. I had just bought a new set of 155×13 remould tyres. Before setting off, for the traditional bank holiday Monday outing to Scarborough. Along with a few other friends.

My Triumph Spitfires trip out to the coast?

Prior to the Breathalyzer, the Police just asked you to walk a straight line. Of course, if they suspected that you had been drinking. My friends and I were invited to a party in a small village on the outskirts of Scarborough. After a few drinks my then friend, Paul asked if we fancied going to the “Toby Jug” on the sea front. This was where all the “In crowd” used to hang out.

Paul, my friend had a big old Austin A55 saloon and I set of towards Scarborough with Paul not far behind. We were heading for the A64, the main Leeds to Scarborough road. We took a sharp bend just before the road junction with the A64. Alarmingly, I had to slam on the brakes very hard. So, in order to stop at the main road junction. Unfortunately, my friend Paul’s brakes were not so good. Subsequently, he smashed straight into the back of me.

To my shock and horror a Police car was just passing on the busy A64 and witnessed what had happened.

I froze as he walked towards me . Shockingly, my smashed up Triumph Spitfire which had Paul’s A55 smashed into the back of me. Fortunately, the Policeman was on bank holiday traffic duty on the busy A64. Quickly, asking us if we were” injured or not”. Of course,we told him that we were alright ! He then apologized that he could not help us as he had traffic to look after !”what a relief” ! I could not believe our luck.

Indeed I was certain that we would be spending the night in a police cell. My pride and joy was written off and towed the following day back to Dewsbury in West Yorkshire where I then  lived with my parents. Altogether, a happy and sad day for me and my scrap car.

 Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

 

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

triumph spitfire side ways view

 

038 Apollo-Power Car Battery

Beautiful Triumph Spitfire

Classic Car Batteries

Car Starter Batteries-Online Sales on the Increase for Quality car batteries

Car Starter Batteries

Car Starter Batteries

Car Batteries Are Known as Car Starter Batteries

 So, when car owners think about buying a new battery for their vehicle. Many will go online to see whats on offer ! of course the modern battery that we now use on our cars are thought of as starter batteries. Consequently, these batteries are designed to give your vehicle short bursts of strong  electric power that starts the engine. Even on a freezing cold morning.

The only time that we think anything about our car starting. Of course, is when we turn our keys in the morning. Thus, the engine makes a terrible whirring sound before finally petering out ! its then that we realise that we are going to need a replacement battery.

Unfortunately, this  occurrence usually happens when we have to get up for work on a cold frosty morning. “Low and behold” when we turn the key and your engine will not start up. Usually this is when the panic sets in. So, thinking back a few days, we forget about the first tell tale signs of a dying battery ! that we missed before the old battery finally let us down.

Tell tale signs of a dying battery

Firstly, this was probably the time when you were out at the shops. So, your old battery took a couple of attempts to start your engine? Almost all of us car owners are guilty of doing this. In the time of the older type engines say pre-emission controls, (without fancy electrics and computers). We could tell that the battery was on its way out about a month before. Subsequently, your car would reluctantly,turn the engine over a few times. Hence,before eventually starting the vehicle. Of course, then the battery would eventually die. Eventually, giving you plenty of time to sort out another one.

This is certainly not the case these days ,because of all the fancy electronics on our cars. This is because of the amount of electronics that our modern cars have to have on board due to emission controls and the electrical source is needed for 24 hours, also things such as alarm systems and immobilizers put a 24 hr strain on the Car Starter Batteries. This does not give you time and your car battery fails you immediately. Usually at the wrong time and place when you least expect it to go.

This need not happen and can be avoided.

So, most good service Auto-centres will check out your battery when your vehicle is in for a service (as part of the service schedule) and report on its condition, but in my experience most customers take little notice and this eventually leads to dead Car Starter Batteries. This would have been avoided if the customer had fitted a new one when the service centre reported in the service report that the battery was on its last legs and needed changing. This scenario is a common occurrence and motorists tend only to buy a new ones as the last resort.

Car Starter Batteries

buying a battery is very easy, you can now buy car batteries online,

People who shop online can usually count on buying  cheap Car Battery Prices.The most important thing that you will have to do when ordering your new one, is to check the Part number of the one that you are replacing, it could be an 063 or a 075 or even a 096 and order the replacement Car Starter Batteries with the same part number .

You will see many makes advertised on the internet. Such as Quality Apollo Power Car Starter Batteries, Lucas and Varta, are all  brands of batteries that I would recommend. Once you know the car battery that you want simply order it online for “next day delivery”. If you have further problems you can contact the battery company on the phone for further advice. Please don’t forget that your battery contains acid that can damage your eyes and skin, if handled correctly it will be perfectly safe, you should always dispose of the old battery in an environmentally friendly way, either by taking it to a scrap yard or to your local refuge site.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Car Starter Batteries industry now for 40 years. 

Lawnmower Battery Care-Time to dig out and replace your old battery-Care advice

Lawnmower Battery Care

Lawnmower Battery Care; Your lawnmower battery probably didn’t make it through the Winter?

Another spring is here and its grass cutting time again. The temperatures are starting to get milder. But as I write this blog the rain’s been falling for the past 2 weeks. Hence, and its freezing again. You get home from work have to the central heating on to keep the house warm. So think about your poor  mower battery stuck in your shed or garage all winter.

Lawnmower Battery Care

Typical battery start-up  mower (looks a bit like Tony Blair?)

 

Your battery will have been well forgotten about. Thus, and is probably dead by now. The problem is that your grass is slowly growing. Therefore, and needs that regular cut. Get in the shed and dig out your lawnmower battery. Because, you know it makes sense. It might be one of the worst summers on record.Thus, my lawn has been growing for three weeks without a mow.Naturally, it’s four inches long now and getting out of control.(at least, I have got a new battery, ready for the first sunny dry day to attack my grass)

Now you have dug the mower out you try starting it. Here goes? A few puffs of smoke and bangs. As expected, the old one is cold and frozen all winter and is totally dead. Yes, you shout! I can watch the match now, I have an excuse. “Sorry dear but the mower battery is dead”,”ill put it on charge and cut the grass in the morning”. You’ve always got an excuse she says and goes to see her daughter down the road while you open a glass of beer and watch the match,”perfect”.

Lawnmower Battery Care

This is how it goes for 90% of the guys, cutting grass is just another chore thrown at us by our wife’s. The gardeners are the ones who take their mower battery off their machine before the Winter arrives and charges the mower battery up to make sure it makes it through the winter. In my opinion, if the old one is more than two yeas old then it should be changed at the beginning of the new grass growing season in the spring and is not worth keeping or charging and needs to be replaced. Remember though if you throw away the old one and make sure that you write down the part numbers and letters so that you can order the exact same size for the next spring.

If you are like the first guy and do not like gardening then the easiest thing to do is to through the old one away and buy a new one. Your Electric Lawn Mowers battery can be bought online and batteriesontheweb store on e-bay carry a good selection, but it is important to write down the numbers and letters on your old lawnmower battery and get the correct one. You will find plenty of cheap batteries

Your lawnmower battery should be changed at regular intervals

Lawnmower Battery Care

A popular 896 Ride on Lawn Mowers battery

online, and all are good quality. You can buy lawnmower batteries with a next day delivery online. Most normal lawnmower batteries come with a 5 amp battery, or ride on mowers have a 24 amp battery and 32 amp batteries.

 Eric Roberts

 

 

Car Battery Handling-Take Care when you handle your “CAR BATTERIES”

Post Updated 23rd Dec 2013

Take care when Car Battery Handling

Let me first say that in 40 years of selling car batteries. Both to the public also in my garage environment and now we sellbatteries online. Consequently, I have never (touch wood) seen a single accident.Of course, apart from the holes that appear in my staffs work wear. Long ago we did not wear any protective clothing when filling and charging batteries. Although we were aware of the problems that could have occurred.

These days with the advent of “health and safety”. Naturally, we take all precautions to protect our staff. I feel that I should point out a few things when Car Battery Handling. So, we wear full protective gowns with gloves. Including, goggles whenever we are charging batteries.Training all the staff in the procedures and first aid. This is important to us because we handle thousands of batteries a year.

Most people who have a 12 Volt car Battery delivered. Firstly will receive the new battery in a well packed box packed. Including, some kind of protective filling we at batteriesontheweb use polystyrene and cardboard box for this purpose , (after a few years of experimenting we find that this is the best medium to use).

When the battery is unpacked

So, you will find that it is protected with a polythene bag, sometimes when the weather is cold the plastic bag can be slightly wet this is only condensation and the battery will be fine after a wipe down with a damp old piece of cloth, just remove the bag carefully and check if the battery is the one you ordered.

Please do not smoke or have any naked flames anything near when Car Battery Handling, this because Leisure Batteries give off a gas that is explosive and dangerous. When Car Battery Handling I would recommend that the unpacking is done outside or in your garage, if you must unpack in the house please put something down (old newspapers should be fine) to lift the battery onto the paper to protect your furnishings from any dried acid on the battery, lead acid will destroy clothing and furnishings and could burn the skin,(if possible wear latex gloves when handling) and certainly wash your hands thoroughly after handling. All these things are common sense just remember that the batteries need handling with care, please do not be alarmed by this advise as it is just common sense and as I have said earlier.

Car Battery Handling  can be very heavy ? Test the weight before you attempt

To lift.

Even the smaller car batteries are really heavy to handle. So,  please use your common sense. Batteriesontheweb handle hundreds of batteries a day and by using common sense and following simple rules get by without injury to our staff. Now stockists of  Trojan batteries click on the link bellow for your battery size references. We sell cheap batteries, online car batteries.

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Battery industry now for 40 years.

Leisure Battery- to Leeds University ends in a nice surprise?

Post Updated 23rd Dec 2013

Wanted to buy 110amp leisure battery

 Leisure Battery;When the phone rang for the hundredth time on Thursday it was a call from a well spoken gentleman with a well educated Scottish accent. He wanted to buy a  leisure battery to go

leisure battery

Large motorhome ready to roll ?

into his motorhome. He chose us from our battery web site www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk, and also the fact that we were from Halifax and we were not too far away, as prompt delivery was important.

 

He turned out to be head of the Devonshire Hall Cumberland Road, part of Leeds University. The university had broke up for the Easter term and he found out that he had a dead battery and therefore required a new one.

I arranged to meet him outside the Devonshire halls at 8.30 am on the following morning with his new battery, as he said that he has a tight schedule. This is just an example of the personal service that we give to our online battery service. While I was waiting I took a walk through the gate into the Devonshire halls outside area. I could not believe my eyes at the outstanding beauty of the building what a shame it is hidden away from the public, the students are so lucky to study in such outstanding architecture of the buildings.

 Sent back old leisure  battery for re-cycling

The guy arrived a little late and he asked if I would drop the new leisure battery off at the back of the buildings into his garage, I obliged accordingly but when he opened his garage door there was a second surprise, the guy owned a 1967 BMC 1100 car in white. He pulled out the car so that I could take a photo for my blog, and gave me two old batteries for re-cycling, This was a great trip out for me (how sad).

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

 

BMC 1100 1967 model

apollopower battery

Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries-Buying a budget battery online

Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries

Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries and Lucas car batteries require less maintenance

This is an important thing to watch out for when buying a battery online. Some companies sell inferior products and claim that their car batteries are MF

(maintenance free) When there not. An MF battery will be sealed and have no sign of filler caps on top of the batteries at all; they will have a flat top. Although no lead acid battery is sealed? If you laid one on its side, it would leak acid. Only AGM and Gel batteries are indeed sealed.Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries

Therefore, 12-volt lead acid Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries.Hence, will use up a large percentage of liquid in the battery. Because of the constant charging and dis-charging.Thus, Coupled with the heat from the engine almost boils the acid and causes evaporation, with the loss of liquid and the need to top the battery up with “distilled water” just like in the old days you will regularly be topping up your battery.

The liquid in your Maintenance Free is a diluted mixture of sulphuric acid and water known as the electrolyte. The process turns into a gas mixture of oxygen and hydrogen and escapes from the battery. Importantly, you will have to top the battery up.

 Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries; MF car battery a must for the busy driver

 In a conventional battery, (This is recognised by having open screw tops in each cell )  we then add “distilled water” to keep the battery topped up to the correct level.

Maintenance, free is known as MF batteries.Hence, such as Lucas batteries and Apollo-Power Maintenance Free batteries. For this reason, all, use a different type of lead alloy in the makeup of the cells, made of a calcium lead alloy known as calcium/calcium (C/C). MF car batteries also use calcium alloy of lead and not a lead antimony alloy as in the cheap batteries. So it reduces the gassing as in the typical lead acid battery. The fact that there is no water loss allows the battery to be sealed thus eliminating the need to have to top your battery up, a great benefit. You do not need to top the battery up, once fitted the battery will never require any maintenance. Thus it is an Maintenance Free battery.

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

hull marina 2

Marine Batteries-delivered to customers moored on boats in Hull Marina and Norfolk

Marine Batteries

Hull marina

Marine Batteries; lovely Summers day to deliver boat batteries to a boat

This spring has been one of the sunniest on record.Especially, here in the UK. Hence, we in West Yorkshire have seen wall to wall sunshine for the past three weeks.

We took a phone call.of course, from a guy who owned a sailing boat. Which is moored in the Marina in Hull, East Yorkshire. He wanted to buy some AGM marine batteries for his ship. As expected, he needed them urgently. because he was about to sail the next day. Thus, had to catch the first tide out to sea,(all strange stuff to a land lover like me).

I rang him back with the price of the batteries,

Hull Marina in the height of Summer is a beautiful place to visit and is one of the Hull Attractions. I think that sometimes I am very lucky to visit such wonderful places when I am out and about delivering batteries to our online customers.

He haggled a bit, but we agreed on a price and off I went that afternoon down the M62 motorway to Hull. The day was a beautiful sunny day and a pleasure to be out and about. I arrived in Hull and parked up at the Marina hotel car park, met the guy with the boat. We exchanged his money for the Marine Batteries, and off he went a happy man with his Marine Batteries, to sail away into the sunset “as the song goes”

Marine Batteries

I had a walk around the marina a took a couple of pictures for my blog, a great day was had, and we ended up with a happy customer. We have also started delivering our 12 Volt Battery (AGM marine batteries) to Norfolk where there are many boat owners. Some of the rivers are enormous, and the ships can sail well inland. I must admit though that this also gives us a problem in finding the remote areas where the boat owners live; we get there in the end.

 Eric Roberts

.Eric Roberts

Flat Lawnmower Battery-Winter Time Over again time to Charge Up your Mower Battery?

Flat Lawnmower Battery

check out your Flat Lawnmower Battery it probably won’t  make it after the Winter ?

Another new grass cutting year is upon us. Naturally, it’s spring time again. The temperatures are warming up and the days are starting to get longer. You get home from work and your wife complains that “the lawn needs cutting”. For this reason, the last thing on your mind. Because you wanted to watch the football match.

After dinner, you put on your old gardening clothes. Of course, thinking that you don’t want to loose “browny points”. Hence, just by not cutting the grass. You climb over a mountain of obstacles in your garage to try to get to your forgotten lawn mower. There it is ? , you pull the thing out and check that you have petrol in the can, You have, “not so good your thinking”.

Now for starting it, here goes? A few puffs and bangs and the mower has a Flat Lawnmower Battery, Yes you shout I can watch the match now, I have an excuse.

Flat Lawnmower Battery

Flat Lawnmower Battery-Lucas batteries can be used on all types of lawnmowers

Sorry dear but the lawnmower battery is flat ,ill put it in charge and do it in the morning. You’ve always got an excuse she says and goes to see her sister down the road while you get the bears out and watch the match,”perfect”.

Flat Lawnmower Battery

This is how it goes for most guys, cutting grass is just another chore thrown at us by our partners. Some of us actually like gardening. The gardeners are the ones who take their lawnmower battery off their machine before the Winter comes and charges the Flat Lawnmower Battery up to make sure it makes it through the winter. In my opinion, if the lawnmower battery is old then it should be changed at the beginning of the new grass growing season and is not worth keeping or charging for long periods. Remember though if you throw away the old battery make sure that you write down the numbers and letters so that you can order the exact same size lawnmower battery the next spring.

Your lawnmower battery should be changed about every two years.

If you are like the first guy and do not like gardening then the easiest thing to do is to throw the old Flat Lawnmower Battery away and buy a new one. Your lawnmower battery can be bought online and e-bay carry a good selection, but it is important to write down the numbers and letters on your old lawnmower battery and get the correct one. You will find plenty of good lawnmower battery care advice websites and all are good quality. Many of the standard types of lawnmower now have key starting with a 12 volt 5 amp Lucas battery fitted. These are miles better than using a pull chord and breaking your neck?

 Eric Roberts

agm batteries

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries- Absorbed Glass Mat batteries AGM are now a very popular battery

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

agm battery

Many people think that GEL and Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries are the same

Many people buying new golf batteries or mobility batteries. Therefore, believe that the two types of battery are the same. They are very similar.Hence, they are a deep cycle with a low discharge. Because they do not spill they are classed as sealed.Therefore, may be mounted in any position.For this reason, are safe to use in a confined area. Naturally, and may be carried safely.

Absorbed Glass Mat batteries. Are filled with a type of fibreglass material.As expected, that is fitted inside the battery and then soaked with the electrolyte between the batteries plates. Therefore, this makes the battery leak proof.In other words, if the battery casing is broken.Accordingly, then no acid will leak out. This type of battery is also the most popular here in

the UK (in my opinion this is due to the price difference) these are usually much cheaper batteries, in particular with the golfing fraternity.

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

GEL batteries have filled a type of silica gel mixed with the electrolyte making a thick jelly that allows the electrons to flow through the plates. Once again as in the other kind, they do not leak when the casing is broken.

One of the most common reasons. Thus, for people using the Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries. Is it can give out a high burst of amps if required to do so. Of course,they can also be charged with a standard battery charger. So, and an alternator if necessary.Also, they have a longer life expectancy.Especially, if these batteries are not fully discharged between discharges. In my opinion, this is a mistake that people make, they fully discharge their batteries too often causing premature failure, I think that people should keep a backup battery as a spare so as to not allow their batteries to become too discharged.

 GEL batteries as stated before cost more than Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

But offer better-working conditions.Especially, in hotter climates. Although, this does not affect us here in the UK. The big problem with gel batteries is that they must be charged correctly. Hence, or failure will follow. If you have a GEL charger then stick to a GEL battery.For this reason, they are designed especially for these types of battery. GEL  should not be charged with an alternator. Unless appropriate adjustments are made. Another battery that is starting to appear in the marketplace. Naturally, is the Lithium-Ion battery.So, watch out for this one.
To conclude. We think that Absorbed Glass Mat. Now has the upper hand and unless you only have an own charger on your golf buggy or mobility scooter you would be better off buying AGM.

Eric Roberts

Lead Acid Auto Batteries-will Not Store for very long without regular charging?

Lead Acid Auto Batteries

You must not store discharged Lead Acid Auto Batteries

Lead acid batteries were a great invention; they have been going strong for over 130 years. Although they may be under threat from today’s lithium-ion batteries, I believe that they hear to stay even much longer, with petrol and electric cars driving side by side. The lead acid batteries have supplied us with Cheap Batteries for the last 60 years, with mass production (mainly from the East and China) lowering the cost of motoring. Customers were able to buy batteries online through the internet.

The advanced battery has been durable and dependable when it is also used correctly. The discharge rate is amongst the lowest in the world and is capable of high discharge rates while

Lead Acid Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries-Smart chargers are now more affordable to buy to keep your battery in tip-top condition throughout the winter period.

Delivering bursts of energy that are capable of starting your car engine on a cold morning.

The big problem occurs when you store your lead acid battery in a “DISCHARGED CONDITION”. The 12 Volt Battery will never re-charge again. The battery has a limited number of fully discharged cycles and will only take a couple of deep discharges. The electrolyte in the battery can easily spill, causing environmental damage if spilt.

Lead Acid Auto Batteries

We have a customer in Lancashire in the UK who has been using cheap car batteries to start large electric generators that are transported, on site. The batteries have been used to start the generators and charged by an alternator when it is running similar to the way a car works.

Lead Acid Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries-generator other generators in Lancashire

 

But when the batteries are left unused

But when the batteries are left stood and unused. Hence, for perhaps 2 or 3 months. Therefore, allows the batteries to discharge totally.Eventually, deteriorate until they can no longer be used. Thus,    the company then wanted to change the batteries under warranty?. This problem will also happen to a battery that is left unused, in a car for long periods. As a result, without been charged.Therefore, the lead-acid car battery has to to be charged fully, at all times. 

Then be tested at regular intervals. Hence, to maintain the charge otherwise, the battery will quickly deteriorate and fail. Even in the warranty period. This procedure also applies to other uses of lead acid batteries. Including, AGM golf batteries, motorcycle batteries and Leisure Batteries all of which, should all be fully charged . These days you can buy a smart charger that will keep your battery in a good state of charge over the winter period, or any other time when the battery is dormant.

Eric Roberts