Free Battery Testing
At Kwik Fit we offer a free battery health check at centres across the UK.
We’ll check the condition of your car battery, including your battery starting and charging systems, using the latest Bosch testing equipment. The service only takes around 5 minutes and no appointment is necessary. To book, please enter your vehicle registration below.
Please note: we are currently unable to complete battery health checks on hybrid/electric vehicles.
This simple but effective battery test, which includes checking for corrosion on the terminals as well as the voltage output and the charging rate of the battery, provides a clear indication as to the condition of the battery. In addition we'll identify whether a battery failure is imminent by comparing the test results against the manufacturer’s specification. Most importantly, the health check will alert you to any underlying battery faults before they become an issue. Our technician will provide a printout of your results for you to keep.
Reasons to consider getting your battery checked
- Your car or van battery loses its charging capability over time
- On cold, frosty mornings, a fully charged battery loses around 35% of its power
- Battery failure is the number one reason for breakdowns in the UK
- It's free - book a time and date convenient for you at your local centre
Your car battery is the only power source used for getting your car started and faulty batteries are the number one reason for breakdown calls in the UK. Industry sources say that 1 in 10 vehicle batteries are poised to fail. So it is important that you maintain a good healthy battery if you want to avoid becoming a roadside breakdown statistic. So, if you have any concerns regarding the condition or health of your car battery then we recommend you have the battery and charging system checked as soon as possible.
Feeling the drain
The following in-car tech all place increased demand on your battery and starting systems. If you are having trouble starting you car, try turning off all of the following plus any other in-car entertainment you have running.
Order a new battery for your vehicle
Kwik Fit stocks batteries to fit the vast majority of cars and light commercial vehicles should your battery fail. You can order your replacement battery online or call in to your nearest Kwik Fit centre.