Free Battery Testing
Here at Kwik Fit, we offer a free battery health check for your vehicle at our centres across the UK.
We’ll check the condition of your car battery — including your battery’s 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.
What is a battery health check?
A car battery health check is a diagnostic process that assesses the general condition and performance of a car’s battery. This procedure involves testing the voltage output and charging rate of the battery to provide a clear indication of the battery’s condition.
Using specialist equipment to measure the voltage level, expert technicians like ours can examine the battery’s ability to retain charge. As well as this, battery health checks involve a visual inspection of the battery to check for any corrosion or external damage that may be threatening battery performance. Should your battery need replacing, we can do that too.
Kwik Fit’s battery health checks
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, allows us to gauge the condition of your car or van’s battery.
In addition to inspecting your battery, we'll also identify whether a battery failure is imminent by comparing the test results against the manufacturer’s specifications. 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. Got any questions? Click the button below to visit our Battery FAQ page to find what you’re looking for.
Why should you get your battery checked?
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. In fact, industry sources say that 1 in 10 vehicle batteries are poised to fail.
So, it is critical that you maintain a good healthy battery if you want to avoid becoming a roadside breakdown statistic. 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.
Here’s a breakdown of why you should opt for a battery health check sooner rather than later:
- 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.
- While you can test your battery health at home, it’s safer and more efficient for a professional to do so.
- It's free! Book a time and date convenient for you at your local centre.
Feeling the drain?
The following in-car tech all place increased demand on your battery and starting systems. So, if you are having trouble starting your car, try turning off all of the following plus any other in-car entertainment you have running. .
Regular battery health checks are an essential component of vehicle maintenance, helping to prevent unexpected breakdowns by ensuring reliable starting power. Keep your vehicle’s electrical system running smoothly by booking your free battery health check at your local Kwik Fit centre today.
Order a new battery for your vehicle
Should your battery fail, or a battery health check throws up results that indicate your battery should be replaced immediately, don’t worry — we can help. You can order your replacement battery online or call into your nearest Kwik Fit centre.