Batteries feel like they should last forever. After all, they’re being charged by the engine all the time it’s running. But did you know that what cuts battery life are short trips and exposure to either extremely hot or cold temperatures? And of course, if you switch the engine off and accidentally leave the lights on overnight, that can take away all of most of a battery’s remaining power.
Keep an eye on your battery. If it’s starting to fail, you’ll notice that, when you try to start the vehicle, it takes longer than normal. Most cars now have a low battery power light which tells you that you’ll need do something about it.
If you’re concerned, open you bonnet and check to see how much fluid is left in your battery. Has the case begun to swell or bloat? Is there a leak? A sure sign of a leak is If there is “gunk” around where the positive and negative cable connections are.
When you bring your car in for service, we’ll check your battery power level and advice you on whether you need a replacement.
If you’ve noticed your battery has drained, please bring your vehicle to Vulcan anyway. A prolonged weak battery can affect other parts of your car so this might be the ideal time for a service.
Our customer commitments
All members undergo an ongoing programme of rigorous quality and performance checking. As customers of a Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network garage, you’re assured of:
- You’re treated with fairness and respect
- Our billing is clear and uncomplicated
- Your work is carried out in a timely fashion
- We won't try to sell you unnecessary parts, services, or guarantees
- If you have a complaint, it will be dealt with fairly and quickly
- We always use like-for-like quality parts
- Repairs will be conducted in line with manufacturers’ recommendations
- When we promote or advertise ourselves, we will be honest and truthful
If you feel let down in any way, you can appeal to the Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network adjudication panel for further help. As members of the network, we’re bound to follow any rulings laid down.
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5:30pm
Saturdays: 9AM - 1pm
Female friendly – Foxy Lady approved
The Foxy Lady female friendly network of approved garages and car dealers ensures that its member “never overcharge, patronise, or sell women services they don’t need”.
Foxy Lady’s nationwide team of inspectors monitor standards and compliance through member feedback. In 2015, the Foxy Lady network received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry” award.
How do I book my vehicle in?
Call us on 01252 870 818 or, if you’re passing, pop in, say hello, and book a date and a time to suit you.