There are many financial costs involved in the running of a motor car. Some of these are, to a degree, out of our control; the price of fuel, car insurance and MOT for example. These are things that we simply have to tolerate as drivers if we wish to keep our car on the road legally.
Other costs though are within our control and we can reduce these costs by making the right choices. Of course, it is natural to try to cut our costs down but sometimes we allow this to blind us somewhat. One example of this is many people’s decision to buy a used car battery instead of a new one.
Although this may be very tempting indeed, any money saved by buying a used battery is more than offset by the potential risks involved. Also, buying a new car battery need not be as expensive as you may think.
There are now many companies which offer very good quality cheap replacement batteries for your car and are made using the latest technologies available. This should ensure that the batteries have a long life span and won’t let you down.
Of course, even the best made battery can go wrong from time to time, especially if proper care is not taken of it. If you do decide to buy a used car battery though, there will be little or no action that you can take to get it replaced other than buying a new car battery, which, of course incurs an extra cost, thereby defeating the object of buying a used battery in the first place.
Most new car batteries though, even the less costly ones, should come with a 12 month guarantee. If no guarantee is offered, then even these new car batteries are perhaps best avoided in case they do let you down leaving you with little choice but to spend even more money to replace it.