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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2017, 03:45:39 pm »
I just shoved a dealer battery in.  The biggest that would fit in the battery tray.  Been perfect for 2.5 years now.


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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2017, 04:25:55 pm »
Just fitted a oem honda battery  as recommended on a thread on here. Great price hope it last as long as the original vw battery.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2017, 05:41:52 pm »
if that's the case platinum battery's need to sort the self and the site out then

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2017, 08:14:54 pm »
Halfords are pretty expensive for batteries - I just picked up a Bosch from euro car parts, just make sure you use the discount codes on their site. They are the DFS of motor spares.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2017, 09:05:50 pm »
They are the DFS of motor spares.

Well put sir!

Don't really understand why anyone uses them as opposed to their cheaper division...Car Parts 4 Less?

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2017, 09:18:34 pm »
Don't really understand why anyone uses them as opposed to their cheaper division...Car Parts 4 Less?

Do they have any stores? The battery in my other car got run flat, and I was able to run out and get a discounted battery from euro car parts and get it fitted within 30 mins! Can't do that with an online store

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 07:12:49 am »
Don't really understand why anyone uses them as opposed to their cheaper division...Car Parts 4 Less?

Do they have any stores? The battery in my other car got run flat, and I was able to run out and get a discounted battery from euro car parts and get it fitted within 30 mins! Can't do that with an online store

Just trying to help, as many people don't seem to know that exactly the same items can be had at CP4L much cheaper, free delivery. I am nothing to do with motor trade!
You're right - CP4L have no shops, and so perhaps can be cheaper? However I live a minimum 2 1/4 hr round trip from nearest ECP...and then there's the Q!

My local factors seem to keep very little in stock for an Ed 30.
TPS is about 1 hr round trip away (Carrs/Helston VW), and generally not at all helpful. I tend to buy VW thru Lookers at Blackpool on my way to/from work - their parts dept are recommended.

I tend to plan maintenance, then buy service consumables in"bulk" and stock them myself (e.g. have 2 sets of plugs and 2 sets filters, and a spare set of pads for my BBK atm!). Also carry a "used but good" PCV/DV/HP fuel p/p etc! After all we are talking about a 120K, Ten year old car.
My battery was changed at first sign of it starting to fail, well before it let me down  :innocent:

Breakdowns are harder, but we have a couple of spare cars :signLOL:
...otherwise there would be no groceries - we are on the Tesco blacklist since their van got stuck; Morrisons ripped their van side open on the gate posts!
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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 11:40:16 am »
Thanks for all of the advice!!

Euro car parts have 25% off car batteries at the moment!
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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 12:07:55 pm »
Just trying to help, as many people don't seem to know that exactly the same items can be had at CP4L much cheaper, free delivery.

It was a genuine question: I wondered if they were Scotland or Wales specific, or something similar.

I'd prefer to use them TBH. The ECP prices are so inconsistent it's annoying. A bottle of oil will be £30 one day and £35 the next depending on which discount code is active.

I know ECP offer free delivery too, but would prefer to just deal with one price when I need something

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2021, 08:57:59 am »
What’s the ‘best’ battery and supplier considered to be these days?

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2021, 10:17:28 am »
Just got a E44 Varta Silver Dynamic Car Battery 77Ah from Tayna, £77.77 delivered.
My original factory battery finally died.
Load test on new battery confirmed excellent condition.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2021, 08:38:59 am »
Varta it is then and order placed with Tayna.