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Hi,

Hoping to get some help with my battery issue here
Model: Diesel 1.6
Year: 2014

Have not used the car AT ALL for two months, forgot about the battery top up altogether. Now car won't start of course, so got AA engineer to look at it and he jump started it, asked me to drive around for an hour without turning it off, I did for an hour plus, and once I returned home, switched the engine off, now it won't start again.

Is my battery dead? Is there any point in buying charger as others have on this forum? Or do I need a new battery, thinking of asking Halfords to do a home visit and change the battery but before booking I want to know if re-charging is an option for me.

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I would think that if it’s the original battery and not been renewed before then at 6 years old there is a possibility that it is now dead and not worth trying to recharge it.Gave a look at it and see if it had a date on it.Like household appliance batteries they do not last forever
 

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I'd agree with the above, bite the bullet and fit a new battery, had it not gone completely flat a trickle charger/conditioner may have extended its life, but generally once a battery has been drained and left flat its game over.
If the car doesn't get a lot regular driving it may be worth getting a charger to keep the new one healthy.
 

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I would think that if it’s the original battery and not been renewed before then at 6 years old there is a possibility that it is now dead and not worth trying to recharge it.Gave a look at it and see if it had a date on it.Like household appliance batteries they do not last forever
Thank you, it sounds like a replacement is due then. Surely not been changed before and it is the original battery. Now then, do you think Halfords standard AGM battery is a good replacement? Or should I look for a more premium one?

I'd agree with the above, bite the bullet and fit a new battery, had it not gone completely flat a trickle charger/conditioner may have extended its life, but generally once a battery has been drained and left flat its game over.
If the car doesn't get a lot regular driving it may be worth getting a charger to keep the new one healthy.
Thank you, I think I am going to invest in the charger that has been mentioned in here before, off Amazon.
 

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I think the Halfords ones are OK, they usually have a decent warranty.
I've not checked their range for these cars, they often offer an own branded battery and a Yeusa one for a little bit more.
like anything it depends how much you want to pay?
 

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I think after putting in my car’s reg, I only have Halfords own battery as an option. It’s got a three year warranty on it. I think for me that’s decent for £160. I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping the car for another 3 years. Might end up selling it.
 

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I've just put my reg in and it only lists the one, much cheaper that the dealer price!
you might be able to get a cheaper one if you shop around a bit, but Halfords are convenient.
 

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If your up do doing it yourself the likes of Car Parts 4 Less often have sales on.currently a Lion AGM is £124.63 delivered.

Natch if you're not into DIY then go for what you've found.
 
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