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    My 550 wouldn't start [again] Saturday so I called The AA and booked the fitting of a new battery for Sunday morning, stressing that a performance car would need a suitable battery.

    The fitter was prompt and, after having to move the expansion tank out of the way, soon had the old battery out . A new 096 battery was fitted and that's when the error was spotted; the terminals were the other way round. I need an 096R.

    Just over 2 hours later, after a futile trip to Halfords, we're back at square one with the old battery refitted and the car started on a booster pack. It's presently back at home and on trickle-charge / life-support.

    I now need to source a new battery myself. All a bit of a waste of time really. I don't blame The AA but it's all very frustrating.

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    Tayna.co.uk are very good and generally very competitive with next day delivery

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    Anything that stops you playing with your toy is frustrating for sure.

    Just order a new battery online; done that several times for the boat. Never takes long to turn up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F355GTS View Post
    Tayna.co.uk are very good and generally very competitive with next day delivery
    Funnily enough I was just looking at them - thanks for the recommendation. I'll go like-for-like and order the VARTA, it seems pretty reasonable at £86 delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjonkers View Post
    Funnily enough I was just looking at them - thanks for the recommendation. I'll go like-for-like and order the VARTA, it seems pretty reasonable at £86 delivered.
    Nice little Brucie Bonus; used discount code FACEBOOK45 and rec'd a whopping 2.7% discount, or £2.28! Every little helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjonkers View Post
    Nice little Brucie Bonus; used discount code FACEBOOK45 and rec'd a whopping 2.7% discount, or £2.28! Every little helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjonkers View Post
    Funnily enough I was just looking at them - thanks for the recommendation. I'll go like-for-like and order the VARTA, it seems pretty reasonable at £86 delivered.
    A big recommendation from me also....I won’t buy batteries from anywhere else. Next day delivery and properly shipped.

    The last one I bought was an Exide AGM.

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    Lucy for me I have a small company located in cradley Heath called Rock Batteries, all he sells is every conceivable battery you ever thought of, from industry floor cleaning machines to AA's
    He put a new battery in my emergency jump charger pack last week (over 10 years old) I thought I'd just bin it. but he said bring it down and I'll fit you a new battery into it instead of buying a new charger pack,
    Pulled one off the shelf and charged me £25 all in.
    This place is totally unique.(very old school)
    Every car I've ever owned has gone to Les at Rock
    He has all the test equipment onsite and is a great Guy, all my family and mates use him, small family busines, no website but I believe he is on Facebook?

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    Nice to hear businesses like that still exist in this day & age. Good luck to them.

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