Top Mechanics For Lotus Car Battery Replacement & Repairs
Mobile mechanic in Surrey, 40 years of experience
I have been in the trade since 1973, and I started completing my apprenticeship with a British Leyland dealer and spent 5 years there before moving to an independent garage in East Banstead for 27 years, I w...
ADRIAN • 1st August 2018
Lotus Elise • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Garage in Woking, 12 years of experience
I started my career with Kwik-Fit when I was 16 for a number of years understanding the trade. I moved to work for a few independent garages for around 4 years before working with Vauxhall for 3 years and su...
Garage in London, 14 years of experience
Looking for a reliable, trustworthy garage? Then you've come to the right place Blenheim Motors Ltd is an independent company, established in 2005 in London SE15. We are located in Peckham and serve all t...
JO • 24th March 2023
Vauxhall Corsa • Radiator replacement
Garage in Surrey, 7 years of experience
Based in South London. Full Diagnostic, programming, coding, servicing, repairs on all makes. <a href='https://www.clickmechanic.com/' title='ClickMechanic'><img width='250' src='https://badges.clickme...
Mot and full serviced carried out and feedback given and happy with outcome.”
JANINNE • 24th March 2023
SEAT Ibiza • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Luton , 8 years of experience
Qualified mobile mechanic with 8 years of experience working on various makes and models of cars. Specialising in VW/Audi brand
JAMIE • 24th March 2023
Mazda Mazda2 • Fan belt replacement
Garage in Biggleswade, 18 years of experience
Mechanic Custom exhaust fabricator Vehicle tuning specialist Vehicle diagnostic specialist
Garage in Gainsborough, 14 years of experience
Mechanic of 14 years now set up on my own doing repairs at your chosen address and also doing roadside breakdowns.
Garage in Birmingham, 21 years of experience
I have over 2 decades of experience in the motor industry..
LUKE • 24th March 2023
Jaguar F-PACE • Basic Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Bedford, 30 years of experience
I started working on cars with my father (who is a elctro/mechanical engineer) at age 11. When I left school I did an apprenticeship with Ford and worked with Ford for six years. I then moved onto an indepen...
Very professional and helpful.
Car was finished within the time frame he gave me.
All parts that were changed were available to view.
Would definitely recommend him and will use him for any further works needed.”
RACHEL • 24th March 2023
Vauxhall Tigra • Clutch replacement
Garage in Johnstone, 39 years of experience
Here at pitstop, we pride ourselves in quality work. We are your one-stop shop where we can assist you with all your vehicle needs. Some of the services we offer include servicing, MOT, brakes, diagnostics, ...
NIKKI • 24th March 2023
MINI Mini Paceman • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in St Austell , 34 years of experience
I have been in the automotive repair industry for 30 years. I first began to learn the trade in 1986. I worked with Volvo until 2004, learning the industry and gaining experience. I have also worked for vau...
Garage in Nottinghamshire, 40 years of experience
T&G Automotive is a family run service and repair centre for all vehicles. Quotes upfront - no unexpected bills. Competitive prices within the local area. Our mechanics have over 40 years experience with all...
Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience
Specialist in modern vehicle technology Using Genuine main dealer level diagnostic tools/equipment * REMAPS * AC GAS * DIAGNOSTICS * REPAIRS Qualified Electricians Specialising in vehicle electrical diagnos...
Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience
I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...
Would highly recommend anyone purchasing a car to get it inspected saved me thousands !”
LISA • 24th March 2023
Jeep Cherokee • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Stratford-Upon-Avon, 24 years of experience
I have worked for a number of garage's including main dealer, independent and specialists so i am very knowledgeable and have worked on all sorts of cars.
Frequently asked questions about Lotus car battery replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about car battery replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a vehicle’s battery replacement on my Lotus involve?
- Mechanic will inspect the electrical system.
- If necessary the battery is replaced
- Mechanic makes sure the battery's cables have not corroded or damaged before putting them back.
- Mechanic tests the battery charging system to confirm it is working as it should be.
What are the signs that your Lotus needs a new battery?
- You may initially find that when you unlock the vehicle, the central locking doesn’t work.
- When you turn the key in the ignition, you have no lights on the dashboard.
- When you attempt to start the engine, you get a very slow turn over, nothing at all or just a rapid clicking.
How long will a battery replacement take on my Lotus?
A car battery replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should you replace my Lotus car battery?
Every battery will eventually lose its ability to provide the power for your car and all its electrical parts need to keep working. The problem is that the warning signs might give you very little notice that your car’s battery is about to fail completely.
Battery problems are the most common cause of callouts to vehicle recovery services, accounting for 1 in 5 faults, according to one major motoring organisation.
However, a lot of issues can be caused by incorrect battery replacement sequences. These days it's not always as simple as undoing the old one and popping the new one in its place. Some vehicles require the new battery to be registered and coded to the vehicles computer system for example or windows to be reset etc.
How do you know if your Lotus needs a new battery?
Every time a battery goes “flat”, it can damage the cells in the unit and whilst it may show 12v the actual power of the battery is reduced. Therefore if you are having to get assistance to start a vehicle due to the battery, then you should really consider changing it.
With the newer batteries having higher demands on them, the lifespan has reduced and these batteries may only last 3 years. If you are buying a second hand car for instance, that has an automatic stop/start system, it's worth taking into consideration the cost of buying a new battery and replacing the one installed if it hasn’t been recently done.
How much does it cost to fix a dead car battery on Lotus?
Fixing a dead car battery may require replacement of the battery. Average cost for the replacement is £130. Battery prices for vehicles with a stop/start system are usually a bit higher.
How much does it cost to service a battery on Lotus?
You can't technically service a car battery, if it is faulty it is commonly replaced. Cost for a battery replacement will vary between between £100 and £300, if your vehicle has a stop/start system the price could be a little higher.
How do I find the right battery for my Lotus?
Your vehicle's manual will have guidance on the correct battery needed for the car. If you are unsure which battery is required, check with a professional mechanic, they will be able to help to identify which battery is needed for the car. Our in-house mechanic team can help find the right battery for you.
My Lotus is not starting, how do I know if it's a battery, alternator or starter motor issue?
If you notice that the engine starts but dies soon after, then the alternator probably isn't keeping the battery charged. When you start up the car and notice that the interior lights are slowly fading, it could also indicate an issue with the alternator.
If you try jump starting the car and it works, it could imply an issue with the battery. However, it is important to note that a dead battery can also be caused by a failing alternator.
To test the starter, put on the headlights, if they don't come on, then the battery is probably flat or dead and may need to be recharged or replaced. If the headlights do come on, then try starting the car. If it still won't start, then the starter motor may be the problem.
What should I do if my Lotus battery dies?
If the battery is flat (for reasons such as leaving headlights on) then you can jump leads to jump start it. If the battery is dead, then you will need to replace the battery completely.
Before attempting to jump start your car, first check that the battery is not leaking any acid as it could be a safety hazard. You'll need another person with a car to help as the process of jump starting is a two person job.
- Find the positive and negative terminals on the battery and attach the jump leads.
- The positive terminal will usually be marked with a "+" sign, while the negative terminal will usually be marked with a "-" sign.
- Have the other person start their car and let it run for a few minutes which should help charge up your battery.
- Once your car starts, drive around for 30 mins or so to fully charge up the battery.
If jump starting doesn't work, the problem could be something else and you'll need to seek professional help from a mechanic or technician.
How long should I drive my Lotus to charge the car battery?
30 minutes of driving should be an adequate time to charge the battery on most modern cars. However, this time can depend on a number of factors. For example, driving 30 minutes on a motorway may be enough to charge the battery while if you're driving around town, it may take 1-3 hours to charge it up.
What is the warranty on Lotus battery?
Most car batteries come with a warranty of 3-5 years, but this can differ based on the manufacturer and the individual warranty conditions.
How long can a battery in my Lotus last without driving?
Typically, a car battery can last for up to 2 to 4 weeks without charging. In the case of relatively new and well-maintained car batteries, they can even last 2 months without a charge.
Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Lotus car battery replacement?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a car battery replacement on your Lotus. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a car battery replacement on your Lotus.
Can mobile mechanics do Lotus car battery replacement at my home or office?
Yes, mobile mechanics can do a car battery replacement at your home or office on your Lotus, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.
How much does a Lotus car battery replacement cost?
The cost for a Lotus car battery replacement depends on the model of your Lotus. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
These estimates may include Stop/start Battery and Battery. We have quotes for 2 model ranges for Lotus , Car Battery Replacement.
|Lotus Elan||£131||Get exact price|
|Lotus Elise||£119||Get exact price|
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- Lotus Europa
- Lotus Exige
- Lotus Esprit
- Lotus Evora
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Mechanics that work on Lotus
- Blox Services, Farnborough
- Cns Mobile Autos, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
- Gwent Mot Station, Tredegar
- L A Auto Repairs And Diagnostics Ltd, Essex
- Millward's Autocare Ltd, Preston
- Mr B's Autos, Lowestoft
- WSW CONTRACTS LTD, Methil Fife
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