Batteries for cars, vans and caravans 

An awful lot depends on your car battery and they are something we all take for granted. We put the key in the ignition, turn it and in an instant it sparks our engine to life.

But when your car battery fails, your car is stuck outside your home or workplace and you're going nowhere, which can mean a cold wait and missed schedules. Of course, you can 'jump-start' the car, but this is only a temporary measure and next time you might not have anyone nearby to help.

The winter months put an additional strain on batteries, because the colder it gets, the more power our engines need to get them started. Then there is the fact that lights, heaters, windscreen heaters, seat warmers and windscreen wipers are all putting extra demands on the battery.

Another strain on batteries is frequent, short journeys as a battery needs a few miles motoring so the engine can recharge it.

A car battery usually only has a lifespan of around five to seven years, but even relatively new ones can go wrong due to constant use of the heater, heated seats and lights.

There are signs to look out for that indicate when a battery is getting weak and may need replacing, these include a sluggish starter motor when the ignition key is turned and headlights that dim when the engine speed drops to an idle.

Also, before you start the car, make sure that non-essentials like seat warmers, windscreen wipers, air conditioning and lights are turned off as these put an extra strain on the battery during the engine starting.
MJB Tyre Services supplies and fits batteries for cars, vans, and 4x4's. We can also provide specialist batteries such as deep-cycle and leisure for caravans and motorhomes. Please fill in the form for a quote or send an email to

The battery brands we provide include Varta, Yuasa, Exide, Bosch and Lucas alongside various other economy brands.

All prices quoted include mobile fitting, disposal of the old battery and VAT. 

when you purchase 4 or more tyres!

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