NOW SOLVED! Battery Help Needed NE Spain (1 Viewer)

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I need a new vehicle battery for my 2013 Ducato 3 litre. Looking on Google maps there are hundreds of possible shops but I need someone with the correct battery in stock, ideally today.

I am looking for somewhere along the coast between about Tarragona and say Benicassim.

If anyone has any suggestions I would be most grateful.

I don't need any technical help, the battery has failed after only 3 years. My fault for going to Spain with a battery already on the way out!
 
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We were in a similar situation some years ago and limped into Bonterra Resort in Benicassim.
Ordered a new battery from Tayna in north Wales. They delivered by DPD in 4 days to the campsite. Cost around £12 I think.
However that was before Brexit so carriage terms may have changed.
Worth a phone call, they are very helpful.
 
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Have you googled....imagine you have....Carvisa
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Not far from Tarragona...might help.
Cheers🍻
 
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Norauto is the equivalent to Halfords; take from that what you will.👍

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I need a new vehicle battery for my 2013 Ducato 3 litre. Looking on Google maps there are hundreds of possible shops but I need someone with the correct battery in stock, ideally today.

I am looking for somewhere along the coast between about Tarragona and say Benicassim.

If anyone has any suggestions I would be most grateful.

I don't need any technical help, the battery has failed after only 3 years. My fault for going to Spain with a battery already on the way out!
There used to be a caravan repair/dealer between Cambrils and playa montroig, I will look it up.

Norauto is your best bet, but today is bank holiday in Spain and most places are closed.

You are welcome to get something delivered to our house in Javea and we have overnight parking outside.
We were in a similar situation some years ago and limped into Bonterra Resort in Benicassim.
Ordered a new battery from Tayna in north Wales. They delivered by DPD in 4 days to the campsite. Cost around £12 I think.
However that was before Brexit so carriage terms may have changed.
Worth a phone call, they are very helpful.
Not much chance of that these days. I posted a parcel to myself in December 2022, as a gift.

It was in The Netherlands the next day, Madrid the following day. Then at Madrid Barras airport customs for a month.

The delivery was attempted to my house in Spain 6 weeks after posting.

Now it’s on its way back to the UK, so I am told. But not received it back as of yet.

Like I said, the op is welcome to get it delivered here in Spain. And like I have done for others on the forum I can help fit it.
 
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There used to be a caravan repair/dealer between Cambrils and playa montroig, I will look it up.

Norauto is your best bet, but today is bank holiday in Spain and most places are closed.

You are welcome to get something delivered to our house in Javea and we have overnight parking outside.

Not much chance of that these days. I posted a parcel to myself in December 2022, as a gift.

It was in The Netherlands the next day, Madrid the following day. Then at Madrid Barras airport customs for a month.

The delivery was attempted to my house in Spain 6 weeks after posting.

Now it’s on its way back to the UK, so I am told. But not received it back as of yet.

Like I said, the op is welcome to get it delivered here in Spain. And like I have done for others on the forum I can help fit it.
I thought that might be the case post Br**it but worth mentioning Tayna.
 
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I need a new vehicle battery for my 2013 Ducato 3 litre. Looking on Google maps there are hundreds of possible shops but I need someone with the correct battery in stock, ideally today.

I am looking for somewhere along the coast between about Tarragona and say Benicassim.

If anyone has any suggestions I would be most grateful.

I don't need any technical help, the battery has failed after only 3 years. My fault for going to Spain with a battery already on the way out!
Ordered 2 from Tayna (depot in Belgium)
Couriered to the campsite in Spain in 3 days, £90 + courier £37
Mitch
 
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You had better sit down before reading the next line and hide Mr Wallet in case he faints....



... €205

But I had already guessed it would be around that price so I was mentally prepared for the bill when I saw it. :) From what I've read that is a typical price for a battery here - and shopping around wasn't really an option.

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There used to be a caravan repair/dealer between Cambrils and playa montroig, I will look it up.
Could it be Juan who has a caravans'garage for winter, as my mum has his mobile number, he looks after her caravan, nearly facing Playa Montroig resort just before Miami Playa village entrance?
 

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Just a thought DBK

How about posting where you got the battery from?

While I and others wouldn't like to pay what you paid, beggers can't be choosers
and I find I remember things like a place, address, etc. when I need a service and I'm a
long way from home.

Cheers Emmit
 
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.. €205
Ouch! Best to look at it as €140 odd for the battery, €30 for a call out on Easter, an hour's labour for him to unscrew the floor panel, hoik out the old one, fit the new one, test & tidy up and a €15 disposal charge for the old one.
 
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From what I've read that is a typical price for a battery here

Glad you've got sorted. We paid about €160 fitted from a Norauto south of Barcelona about 6 years ago.

Only downside was that the fitter, unknown to us at the time, managed to dislodge the 40A fuse on the battery +ve terminal. Only became aware when the 12v power on the Dometic 8505 didnt work!

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Breaking down in Spain isn't too bad....breaking down in Norway is eye watering expensive...happen to us twice....we also found a solution... Don't go to Norway 😀 and further more don't drown your sorrows there 🤪
 
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Breaking down in Spain isn't too bad....breaking down in Norway is eye watering expensive...happen to us twice....we also found a solution... Don't go to Norway 😀 and further more don't drown your sorrows there 🤪
We're going next month and expecting to take some supplies!
 

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