Car Batteries from Halfords: What Am I Covered For?

When you buy a Halfords car battery, you'll automatically receive a guarantee that covers defects or faults that have arisen from the manufacturing of the car battery. Depending on the car battery you've bought, you'll be covered for three, four or five years. It's also worth noting that all Halfords car batteries are tied to a single vehicle, so if you transfer your battery to another vehicle, you won't be covered.

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You can check your battery's guarantee by looking at the sticker on the side and referencing it against your proof of purchase - we'll need this to check if your battery is still covered under its guarantee. Feel free to also pop into a local store and ask for your battery to be checked.

What do I do if I think there's something wrong with my car battery?

In the unlikely event that you experience problems with your car battery within your guarantee timeframe, just bring it back to your local store with your paper receipt or itemised bank statement and we'll carry out a full health check, including testing of the car's alternator. This will determine if there's a fault with the car battery that has arisen from a manufacturing defect.

If we find that the problem hasn't arisen from a manufacturing defect, or the guarantee has expired, then unfortunately we won't be able to provide a replacement.

If you return a car battery to Halfords, your statutory rights remain unaffected.

Common problems with a car battery

There are a few reasons why your battery may not be performing as it should. When you bring your car in for a Free Battery Health Check, we'll tell you if it looks like any of the following issues have occurred, so you can prevent it from happening again:

Repeated battery draining or deep cycling

Car battery drainage happens if your car engine is switched on and off frequently, or you leave the interior lights, headlights or other electrical consumers on for extended periods between journeys. Remember to completely switch everything off before locking your vehicle.


Car battery overcharging results from a fault with the vehicle's charging system - get a Halfords technician to check this out for you at your local Halfords.

Physical damage

If you've dropped the car battery or stored it incorrectly, then damage to the casing or internal components may be preventing your battery from working properly. Always store car batteries upright and in a dry place away from heat sources or direct sunlight. Avoid removing the battery from your car altogether where possible; Halfords can fit a new battery for you, safely, for a small fee.

Find out more about our car battery fitting service

Incorrect application

If you aren't using a car battery that's been recommended for your vehicle or have transferred the battery into a different vehicle, then damage may occur. Always use the car battery Halfords has recommended for your vehicle and don't use your car battery to charge or run other appliances.

If you're just concerned that your car battery isn't performing properly or would like further car care advice, just pop into your local Halfords or Halfords garage and we'll be able to offer a Free Battery Health Check.

Check out our dedicated guide on common car battery problems for further guidance.

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It’s free to join and you’ll receive money off your MOT, a free car health check and a welcome voucher that can be spent on any Halfords product or service.

Or choose our Premium membership for a small monthly fee (or a one-off payment) to unlock exclusive member pricing on all motoring products and services online and across our stores, garages and Halfords Mobile Experts, as well as a variety of other benefits that will help you to keep moving for less.

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