Problem with Halford's Leisure Battery

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  1. yorkieman

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    Decided it was time to replace the two leisure batteries so went to Halfords.

    They kindly fitted them, but then it turned out that there's no lip at the bottom of the batteries and so the clamp that holds them in place has nothing to grip down on.

    Let me try explain that better. Between the two batteries there's was a bit of metal with a screw in it. This had to be removed to get the batteries out of their space under the seat. This bit of metal grips a lip that is at the bottom of each battery and holds them down tight. All the batteries in Halfords had little lips at the base, apart from the leisure batteries. Go figure!

    They said I could take them back tomorrow if I can't come up with a solution.

    Any bright ideas from the geniuses on here?
     
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    Take them back! they'll be WAY WAY overpriced :Laughing: Lots of better options
     
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    They were £89 for 115 ah ones and they charged £7 for fitting.

    I'm off over to Germany on Saturday so needed something quick.

    If anyone knows any good mobile battery fitters or anywhere near Leeds/Bradford that could replace them tomorrow I'll be down there like a shot.
     
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    Bet they charged you for fitting them, they do in Wokingham

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    i buy all my starter batteries from halfords,reason is, if you have a problem they replace it there and then with no arguments,no posting back to some muppet on ebay who wants to test it before replacing it or not:RollEyes:
     
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    Quality liesure batteries don't fail because you bought them off eBay they fail because of the muppets abusing them
    Halfrauds won't help you in Europe :Laughing:
     
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    The clue is in the title of this thread :RollEyes:
     
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    and a ebay seller will???? dont think so:Rofl1:be lucky if they help you in the uk:Rofl1:
     
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    Tanya batteries and dozens of other reputable sellers use eBay so we'll have to agree to disagree
     
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    if i have a problem with a starter battery that s almost out of warranty on a sunday morning i can get it exchanged within the hour,try doing that with an ebay battery no matter who the seller is,its worth that bit extra:thumb:
     
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    The Topic is about liesure batteries? If my van wont start I call the AA
     
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    Well they're barely over half the price, so you can buy a spare.

    I was utterly shocked the last time I checked the price of a battery in Halfords. Tayna wanted £36.99. Halfords would have wanted £69.99 had they had it in stock. Instead they only had their premium £89.99 version. Yes, it had a 5 year warranty, but tayna offered a 4 year one. I'm not sure the extra convenience was worth £53. Don't get me wrong, for some people, the convenience and simplicity of having fitting available is worth that. For me, it is certainly not.

    If you want a battery to last, don't buy expensive batteries. Just stop them discharging below 50% and keep them charged in cold weather.
     
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    leisure batteries get abused more so than starter batteries being left to go dead flat,so it makes sense to use halfords if only for their no quibble replacement policies,as it goes the guy had a good buy with the 115 ah batteries at £89 i might get 2 at the weekend,as mine are 6 years old now although they have been looked after they don't hold their charge as well as they used to :thumb:
     
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    and how many posts will there be this year about dead flat unrecoverable batteries when vans are pulled out of storage for the start of the season.
    thinking about you post,if i buy a battery from halfords with a five year warranty and take it back as faulty after 4 years and 11 months,they will replace it no problem, so i get a new battery for hopefully another five years :thumb: as i said worth the extra:thumb:
     
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