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Dispose and recycle your car batteries in an environmentally friendly way with Halfords.

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Battery Disposal and Recycling

It's essential that you check your car battery on a regular basis, as this will prepare you if your battery ever fails - the number one reason why motorists call a breakdown service.

Read on to follow the Halfords guide on how to dispose and recycle your old car batteries.

Battery Disposal and Recycling

If you're unsure of what to do with your old car battery, then Halfords has the answer for you. Instead of dumping your battery in the countryside or local car park, recycling is the best option for you and the environment. How Can Halfords Help?

Under current legislation, car batteries cannot be sent to landfill sites without going through a long clean-up process, so your best bet is to pop down to your local Halfords store where you can recycle your old car battery.

As we are served by an approved waste disposal company, it just makes sense.

Safety Tips for Moving Batteries

Stay safe by using the Halfords guide to handling car batteries:

  • Battery acid can burn clothing and skin and even cause blindness if it leaks, so wear protective clothing when inspecting a battery prior to disconnection/transportation.
  • Disconnect the battery before inspecting it.
  • Always disconnect the negative cable first and reconnect it last.
  • Before moving a battery, carry out a thorough inspection of its condition, using a torch to check all sides of the battery for marks, dents or leaks.
  • If the battery has any severe dents or leaks then contact a professional mechanic or breakdown service for assistance and get it repaired or replaced, do not attempt to move it.
  • During transport, cover the terminals so they cannot be shorted out.
  • Keep the battery upright at all times.
  • Batteries can be fairly heavy, so be careful when lifting and carrying the battery. Seek assistance if required.
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