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Started the car up this morning and the car was dead as a dodo. The cold weather had taken it's toll on my Halfords 065 battery. It was just under 3 years old, and I seemed to remember I kept the receipt for it. So went to Halfords this morning with the old battery and receipt and asked for a new one and they gave me a

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I think the alternator is ok. I've found batterys only tend to last 3 years, as I don't do that many long journeys and the cold weather doesn't help.

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I'm having similar problems, I had to charge it this morning, not enough to start, but did turn over, and I've used it this week, but last night was very cold. I've checked the voltage while running and its getting 14v, so receiving charge ok. I checked my invoice to see how long the guarantee was, it was 4 years, got my from a place called Panks in Norwich, good auto electrical store, mine was also

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That is a good deal. Did they test it or just swapped it over? In three years time can you go back and get anotherone?

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Good deal, are you having a laugh. I presume it's an 065 battery we are talking about. I have a trade discount card for Halfrauds and i get the same battery for

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Good deal, are you having a laugh. I presume it's an 065 battery we are talking about. I have a trade discount card for Halfrauds and i get the same battery for
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I bought a new battery for Laura's Corsa (of Fury) last week. Halfords,

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Dave,

Is that discount typical with the trade card? I only ask as my step daughters boyfriend has one and he claimed that he got discs and pads for a Punto at nearly 50% off with the trade card, I usually take what he says with a pinch of salt as he can be a bit of a Walter Mitty.

Yep, it's pretty typical. You get the most discount off things like batteries, discs and pads. Goes to show how much they mark their prices up. The discount does vary according to the part but usually it's very good.

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The Vauxhall Owners Club give away Halfords trade cards to members, perhaps I should see if we can do the same?

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I'd not say the battery was 'free', I'd say it was replaced under warranty.

Actually, I got my money back on a 3 year battery a few months ago on my Nob, so they do houner their guarantees.

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The Vauxhall Owners Club give away Halfords trade cards to members, perhaps I should see if we can do the same?

Are you sure thats not the Vauxhall trade club? I have one of their cards too and they are even cheaper than Halfrauds.

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Good news <_<.

I'd not say the battery was 'free', I'd say it was replaced under warranty.

Of course it was under warranty, but 3 years is a long warranty for a battery that was never going to last more than 3 years. I've kept this receipt for this battery and hopefully they'll give me another battery in 3 years time when this one's knackered.

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Or run a huge car club and offer Halfords stacks of business. They'd rather the trade than it go to a factors and of course they'll still making a profit on trade prices, just not as much as 'mug' public prices.

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Good news <_<.

Of course it was under warranty, but 3 years is a long warranty for a battery that was never going to last more than 3 years. I've kept this receipt for this battery and hopefully they'll give me another battery in 3 years time when this one's knackered.

The last time I bought a battery from Halfords I could have paid a lower price for a one year warranty one or more for a three year warranty one ( which you and I both did). If they sell a 3 year battery then they must expect it to last 3 years, otherwise you'd never have to buy another one. If it's got a three year warranty then it should last 3 years unless it's defective.

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I would image they replaced the battery rather than giving a refund and then allowing you to purchase a new one. that way you don't have another 3 year warranty, just the remains of the original one. Although if it failed in six months time you could always go back and see how amiable they are.

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Or run a huge car club and offer Halfords stacks of business.

Sounds like an idea...shall we start one then? Oh, hang on... <_<

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Andy - You get a fresh 3 year warranty on the replacement battery.

I've just spoken with Halfords and the Vauxhall Owners getting the cards was a trial, an unsuccessful one at that and they have no plans to expand the scheme.

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