car battery.

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staffie
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car battery.

Post by staffie » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:28 pm

hello petrol heads, our car battery (sealed) on negative terminal now has corrosion forming, have already cleaned and applied grease on two occasions in the past, now I presume it's on the way out, question is best place to purchase new one with out being overcharged, yes some can be dearer than others, (heavy duty) all comments welcome.

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Re: car battery.

Post by Uncle D » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:06 pm

If you want cheap and dont mind changing it yourself go to Andreas Kannas opposite Ship Shape, or Costas tyres will fit it for a bit more.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/34.9253 ... 34.7931771
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Post by panoscouse » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:09 pm

I had the same need a couple of years ago but found that most suppliers only offered non descript brands. I wanted a Varta or a Bosch and struggled to find a supplier. Eventually found Kapodistrias Automotive Parts in Yeroskipo (behind Debenhams) and got a HD Bosch Silver battery. Asked for a discount expecting a negative response but got 15% off which worked out to be the same cost I was quoted by the guys on Mesogi road.

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Post by Uncle D » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:43 pm

How much did it cost Pano?
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Post by panoscouse » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:18 pm

It was originally €168 but I got it for €145 ish. You may get one cheaper but wont be as good, came with a 5 year guarantee.

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Post by staffie » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:13 am

much appreciated for all of your input.

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Post by JimX » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:56 am

This week had a new ''Gen'' Battery fitted at Costas new shop, a very good price and as always recommended by many here..

https://www.costastyres.com/
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Post by trevnhil » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:33 am

I have yet to visit the New Shop, but even at the old one it was amazing how quick they were..
Last time I was in the UK I had to take the Hire car for a puncture repair to Kwikfit. There was nothing quick about it, I was there well over half an hour and it cost me 25 pounds
At Costas it takes around 5 minutes and there is no charge if you are a past customer..
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Post by JimX » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:08 am

The new shop is truly big lots of room to park and get going, went down to see Costas this week, needed a new spare wheel and tyre, as my new car did not have one, they are not fitted on many cars these days, they give you a pump and sealant, fine if it just a puncture but absolutely useless if a side wall damage, by the way Costas did this for nothing, best guy in town for tyres and wheels and batteries too..
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Post by Beechwood » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:49 pm

I used Costas when I needed new tyres a few years ago based on recommendations from CL. Received excellent service and was delighted with the price

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Post by trevnhil » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:32 pm

I have used another place for tyres a few years back and they put the wrong size on that caught the wheel arch on full lock.. Needless to say they had to be changed.. Grrrr

But I always go to Costa now for Batteries or tyres..
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Post by Devil » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:29 pm

Got a cheapo about 3 to 4 years ago. Got a brand-new one to replace it a couple of weeks back. Where the first one could hardly hold enough energy to start the car, the new one (full price) works fine with the car starting on the first turn of the key, even after a fortnight.

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