Important COVID-19 update

We have been working hard behind the scenes to adapt our range of services and ensure safe workspaces and visiting areas for our team and you, our valued customers to enable us to re-open the business. Our sites have re-opened, but this is phased and not all services are available.

We are truly thankful of all the support, kind words and encouragement we have continued to receive.

Learn more about our latest COVID-19 update and what we’re doing to help the incredible people that are keeping our country moving during these unprecedented times.

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If you need some advice or have a battery enquiry please send us a battery request and our team will do their best to help!


Charles Trent Batteries

Car Batteries

Car battery problems are one of the major contributors to car breakdowns so it's important that your battery is in good working order. We supply and fit for free (optional) an extensive range of high-quality, low-cost used car batteries with prices starting from just £25 (including exchange of your old battery).

In addition to the most popular 12v battery types such as 027, 063, 075 and 096 battery replacements, we also stock start stop and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries. Choosing us for the car battery you need presents significant savings versus buying the same battery new. Our replacement car battery stocks include leading car battery manufacturers such as Bosch, ExideVarta & Yuasa.

Just because we sell cheap car batteries doesn't mean we compromise on quality. Every battery for sale comes tested, fully-charged and with a free 12 month peace of mind warranty.

If you would prefer to buy a new replacement battery we have Katana and Shield batteries in stock.

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Buy Batteries Online

We have a wide range of car batteries available to purchase through our online store. These can be delivered UK-wide or you can Click & Collect from your local Charles Trent site.

SHOP CAR BATTERIES FOR SALE ONLINE

We also hold 100s of car batteries in stock at our Poole site that aren't listed online for sale. To see if we have the car battery you need in stock simply submit an enquiry (at the top of this page), give our team a call on +44 (0)1202 712896, or drive in and speak to our team in person. Whichever way is most convenient for you, we'll be more than happy to help! We are open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.


Free Battery Check

If you would like complete peace of mind that your car battery is in good working condition simply drive in to our site in Poole for a free battery check. Our team of experts will undertake a test on your battery measuring key performance indicators such as its charging and 'cranking' capabilities.

If you need a replacement battery our team will advise you on a suitable low cost battery solution. Please remember, you have no obligation to buy.

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Battery Care and Maintenance

It is important to check your battery regularly to avoid potential problems. Most battery problems occur through lack of maintenance or when they have come to the end of their life rather than from manufacturer faults. There are several things that you can do to take better care of your battery:

• Disconnecting the battery if not using your vehicle for a long time. This will prevent damage
• Signs of a black coating building up can indicate overcharging
• Make sure that your battery leads are properly fastened and that the battery is fitted correctly
• Batteries may lose functionality by the end of their guarantee period (often 5 years), so it may be worth considering replacing the battery as a measure of preventive maintenance
• When you replace a battery make sure the new one has as high a specification as the original
• Make sure that your car's electrical system is charging at the correct rate; both undercharging and overcharging reduce battery life


Battery Guides

We've put together the following guides to help with common car battery questions and tasks:

HOW TO CHANGE A CAR BATTERY

HOW TO CHARGE A CAR BATTERY

HOW TO DISCONNECT A CAR BATTERY

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR BATTERY IS FLAT

HOW LONG DOES A CAR BATTERY LAST?

WHAT IS A 12V BATTERY?


Contact Our Car Battery Team

If you want additional information or need to know what battery your car needs, simply complete the request form or pick up the phone and speak to our experts on +44 (0)1202 712896 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri & 9am-4pm Sat). Whichever option is most convenient for you we can guarantee a 5 star service when you choose Charles Trent for the replacement battery you need.