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    Default Alternator failure, but shall I replace battery too?

    Hi

    I thought it was a faulty battery causing the lights to come on so I bought a battery for £60 for 1.9 cdti (acdelco battery), but rac said it's alternator.

    Alternator is being replaced but should I refund the unused battery or stick it into my car?

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    Had my alternator changed last month and still using the original battery.

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    Hi ya

    the chap at the motorist store is saying he has a no refund policy on batteries, even though mine is still shrink wrapped?? Can I take this to trading standards?

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    Might as well keep it then fella, batteries die eventually anyway, so no real harm in fitting a new one if you can't get your money back on it.

    As far as trading standards are concerned, if you bought it in a shop, in person, then the seller doesn't have to offer a refund unless the item is faulty. Had you purchsed it over the internet or by telephone, then the Distance Selling Regulations apply and you can ask for a full refund including the postage even if it works fine.

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    Ok thanks for the advice

    much appreciated my friend

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    Does the new battery have an expiry date? I've just stored it in my house, will use it when old one dies.

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    Not an expiry date as such,if you have'nt used it then maybe give it a trickle charge with a battery charger evry 3-4 months or so,or just test its voltage occasionally and charge it accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishaqmir View Post
    Hi ya

    the chap at the motorist store is saying he has a no refund policy on batteries, even though mine is still shrink wrapped?? Can I take this to trading standards?
    Does he have signs up stating that or has he just pulled the policy out of his bum? How did you pay for the battery? credit card transactions can be reversed, he might want the battery back then

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