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Yo - So I made the daft error of going to kwik fit (sorry crap-fit) to get a new battery in like november 2009. Well surprise surprise battery was flat this morning.

I havent driven the car much this last 4 weeks since ive been in and out of town and the cold must have killed the battery.

The cheap kwik-fit battery came with a 2 year guarantee - the question is do I go back to them for a replacement - free I assume (and maybe upgrade to there 5 year battery) OR get a lift to Halfords and pick up a decent model Bosch or similar battery (and forget about the guarantee)?? - or do u lot have an alternative supplier for quick delivery & good price?
 

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Take it back.
 

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If you've been happy for the last 14 months, just get a replacement
 

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take it back and sell the crap fit replacement ;)
haha I was thinking this too - but ive never heard of someone selling a car battery in a private sale b4 LOL

Feel Like getting this (bosch silver battery) anyone know where its sold online a bit cheaper maybe - may just nip down to halfords and get it 2moro to save me hassel in future... I know that beast will last as long as I have the car.
 

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Kwik Fit don't make batteries,so it's not really their fault.Pay the extra and ask for a better one such as Bosch,if that goes wrong then it's probably you or your car's fault.

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Kwik Fit don't make batteries,so it's not really their fault.Pay the extra and ask for a better one such as Bosch,if that goes wrong then it's probably you or your car's fault.

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The car is charging fine, Its just the car has not seen much action this last few weeks since Ive been in and out of town over xmas and newyear (so you can blame me if you like). As a result the north east cold has taken its toll on what was a cheap grade battery - hence I want a better model. Problem with kwik fit mate, is they dont use quality products in my experience (they are too concerned with profit, like most chain stores) - i'm almost certain their 'premium' battery wont be a high quality bosch, but I will call them 2moro and find out just to be sure.
 

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What make was your kwik fit battery?

If you still have the paperwork for the 2yr guarantee id take it back. Maybe see if you can pay a little more for a better quality one?
 

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I still have the paperwork like, cant recall the manufacter of the battrery off hand but its nothing special. I will call them 2moro and find out if I can bring it back and just pay the upgrade cost and what their upgrade battery is.

Thanks for the help
 

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Just sitting on the fence here, what grounds are you wanting to return it against?
I would take it to an independant motor factors or even halfords and ask them to test it for you.
 

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Why not just take the car for a decent run to fully charge the battery up first!? If it still won't hold the charge for a day or two, then you probably have grounds to ask for a free replacement. Chances are that it's the short journies and periods standing that have caused the battery to go flat, rather than poor quality...

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Why not just take the car for a decent run to fully charge the battery up first!? If it still won't hold the charge for a day or two, then you probably have grounds to ask for a free replacement. Chances are that it's the short journies and periods standing that have caused the battery to go flat, rather than poor quality...

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Hey man, thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately I need a battery that can last at least 2/3 of weeks without a run in winter due to my lifestyle travelling about - And this terd has been struggling all winter when left for even a couple of days - Long runs help ofcourse but I dont do long runs all the time. Hence im thinking of getting a better battery that can deal with this abuse (thinking of saving me hassel in the long term here, not short term).
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@ washer: Yo thanks for the info on the bosch there mate - everyone seems to praise them...
 

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i would take it back to kwick fit ,but chances are they wont replace it any way

probly make up some excuise about how they have to send it back to manifacters [:mad:]

halfords are mega overpriced ,local motor facter are normaly half the price for a brand name battery
 

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If you have to leave It for weeks without using it why not get into the habit of disconnecting it?
Also if you take it back to quick-fit they probably won't give you any warranty on the next battery or no-one would ever buy more than one battery in there life.
 
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