Batteries

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR CAR BATTERY RECENTLY?

It’s important to do so every once in a while. Battery failure is currently considered the leading cause of car breakdown in the United Kingdom. Your battery is absolutely vital to starting your engine. The spark plugs cannot fire on without a charged one, even if the rest of the vehicle is completely fine.

The most common type of failure is down to the battery simply running out of power (or going flat). This has become more common of late as more strain has been placed on batteries due to the rise of in-car electronic entertainment. Common mistakes such as leaving the lights on while parked can easily deplete the charge and (potentially) the lifespan of the unit as well.

If you use your vehicle mainly for short journeys, this may have much the same effect. The alternator may struggle to bring the battery up to full capacity. Particularly cold weather can also affect charging in a similar way, as it will take longer for the alternator to charge up the cell.

Like most batteries, car cells also have a finite lifespan. Most will last for around half a decade. They can potentially continue for more, with good care. However, this means that your battery will, inevitably, gradually lose the ability to retain its stored charge and give out the right voltage for your vehicle. The RAC recommends that you replace your battery every 3-4 years for this very reason.

WE OFFER 3 & 5 YEAR WARRANTIES

We carry out free battery checks and we also stock Varta & Numax batteries

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FREE BATTERY CHECKS

There are a lot of ways a faulty or depleted battery could leave you out in the cold. It could cost far too much to neglect.

Don’t be left stranded unexpectedly. Have your battery serviced with Top Stop.

We are located in Andover, Hampshire. We have more than 35 years of knowledge and experience from working within the local area. Our trained professionals will be happy to provide you with honest, in-depth advice on how to get the most from your battery from a simple recharge to full replacement.

Our battery checks are free of charge. Thanks to our testing equipment we will quickly be able to tell you whether your battery is as well.

Even if it isn’t, knowing the state of your current unit can help you to plan ahead to avoid being caught out. We offer both 3 and 5 year battery warranties that will guarantee you a replacement from Top Stop if something goes wrong.

If your battery is completely worn out and needs changing, our mechanics are ready. We usually stock Varta and Numax batteries, brands currently favoured as the very best within the automobile industry.

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OPENING TIMES

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

0800-1800

SATURDAY

0830-1600

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

Top-Stop GB Ltd are located on Weyhill road in Andover. So we are perfectly located for anyone living in Andover, Ludgershall, Tidworth and Weyhill.

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