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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FREE Car Battery Check

FREE Car Battery Check

Reduce the risk of a breakdown and get peace of mind that your battery is in good working order with a FREE battery check at our Poole site. Our battery experts will measure key performance indicators including the charging and ‘cranking’ capabilities of your battery.

If our team finds a problem with your car battery, we will advise you on the cost of a replacement. Our car batteries for sale start from just £25 (including exchange of your old battery), with both new and used battery solutions available. For peace of mind every used car battery purchased from our Poole site comes complete with a FREE 12 month warranty. Please remember, you have no obligation to buy.

To take advantage of our FREE car battery check simply drive in and we can help from there.


Common Signs Of Battery Problems

Common Signs Of Car Battery Problems

Your car battery plays a vital role in the running of your car and is responsible for powering your car’s computer, ignition system, lights, infotainment system and much more. Here’s some common signs of battery problems that you should keep an eye out for to help avoid an unexpected breakdown:


One of the most obvious signs that you have a battery problem is your battery symbol lighting up on your dashboard. The cause of this could be a loose starter terminal, damaged cabling or a failing alternator. If the light stays on once you start driving, it’s likely there’s a problem with your alternator belt – this part is responsible for charging your car’s battery whilst on the move. If you’ve got a battery warning light on give us a visit at the earliest available opportunity to reduce the risk of your car breaking down.


If you’ve got a problem car battery, you’ll notice that your engine cranks more slowly than usual and your car takes longer to start. You may notice this perhaps a couple of times at most before your battery completely fails, so be sure not to ignore it!

The most obvious sign that your battery has failed is when you hear a clicking sound when trying to start your car. This sound is the result of your battery not having enough power to crank the engine. Jump start your battery to temporarily resolve this issue and give us a visit to get a replacement battery fitted as soon as possible.


Your car battery is responsible for powering the electrics within your vehicle including such features as electric windows, lights and your heating system. Car battery problems are more prevalent in winter when temperatures drop, the days draw in and you need to use your heating system, heated windows and lights more often. 

Contact Our Car Battery Team

If you want additional information or need to make a battery enquiry simply click here to complete a request form or pick up the phone and speak to our experts on 01202 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.