Almost every motorist will experience a flat battery at some point in their life, and breakdowns caused by battery issues are one of the most common call outs that we get at MD Solutions. For most drivers, it will simply be a moment of forgetfulness that leads to a drained battery; headlights or simply an interior light left on will quickly lead to a flat battery.
However, while many dead batteries will simply need a jump start to get you on your way, like any electrical component, batteries do have a shelf life. How long any battery lasts depends on a variety of factors, including your driving habits, and even where you live. A lot of short, stop-start journeys will wear down a car’s battery, and cold weather can shorten its lifespan too.
Many modern drivers also demand far more from their car’s battery these days, with satnavs and mobile phones charging, there is a lot more pressure put on the poor old battery.
If you have a problem with your car starting, whether you think you know what caused it or not, please don’t hesitate to have one of our team come to visit you.
Our expert mechanics will run tests on your battery to ascertain whether there is a problem elsewhere in the car, or whether there’s a simple solution, such as a loose connection than just needs a little tightening.
If the battery needs replacing, then don’t panic, it is one of the most affordable car repairs you can have carried out, and it’s something our mechanics have done more times than they’ve had hot dinners – and we promise that’s because we change a lot of batteries, not because we all like salad for our dinner!
Mario turned up looking professional in uniform with an immaculate van, inspiring confidence he had high standards. He fitted a battery and programmed car brain in a mini cooper I was minding efficiently and quickly. He also explained after care. Very pleasant and trustworthy chap. Will use the service again when next in a mechanical rut! One caveat: I did have to buy the battery from Eurocarparts as it was considerably cheaper than the one quoted from MD but Mario was still happy to fit it. Many thanks.
First called Mario out when my Air con wasn’t working, lucky enough it was a simple service which was required. Since then he’s done multiple services & repairs on my cars, always on time and explains all his work throughly. Highly recommend!!
He was there on time and did a fully check on the car. He explained the issues the car had and gave me estimates on how much repairs would costs. 10 our of 10!
very helpful with identifying a car I didn’t end up buying. His thorough inspection saved me hassle and money. Thank you.