Quote for fitting battery

Discussion in 'Clio 197 Area' started by Nicole197, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Nicole197


    Clio Sport 197
    I've been quoted £51 to have a new battery fitted at my local Renault dealer. I am already a bit annoyed about the quote for the new battery - £117+VAT as I think that is a bit high. I'm wondering if they were taking advantage of me since I'm a woman.... I'm not a petrol head but don't mind DIY - is it not too hard to replace the battery myself?

    My car is a 2006 197 model.

  2. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Clio 220 Trophy
    Hi Nicole - welcome to the forum.
    That's a bonkers bit of labour there, it's very easy to do, you just need the right tools. Have you thought about going to Kwik Fit/Halfords etc? Find the best price and whoever is nearest to you should price match it and give you a decent warranty on the battery fitted.
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  3. Ade T

    Ade T Paid Member

    It is a 10minute job. As above Halfords would be able to fit it, still won't be the cheapest but sure to be cheaper than main dealer.

    Your best bet is to check out a motorfactors like eurocarparts, buy a good quality battery and take it down to your local garage to be fitted.
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  4. Barney626

    Barney626 Winner - POTM December 2017 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    Very simple job, even if you don't have the tools now will probably be cheaper to buy them than to pay that labor charge...

    Plenty of videos about explaining how to do it, this was the first result and it looks like it's on a mk3 clio so will be familiar:

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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    as above..easy enough for anyone to do it yourself...
  6. Nicole197


    Clio Sport 197
    Wow, thanks everyone for your very prompt responses and great advice. I'll look into buying a good battery (am thinking of Bosch S5 075 or 027) and getting it fitted by a local garage.
  7. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    no worries..
  8. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Renault are not taking advantage of you they are just dealer prices I'm afraid. As said Eurocarparts would be my first choice to buy the battery, the Bosch batteries are very good. 10 min job as said. Just remember to look out your radio code and you will no doubt have to reset your one touch window setting.
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  9. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    The man speaketh complete sense. Regarding the windows (Couldn't remember / so long since i've been in mine i had to Google it !):

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  10. Nicole197


    Clio Sport 197
    Thank you all - good tips about the radio and the windows. And I don't feel like the dealer is taking the mickey now.

    I've had my battery die on me before so I've encountered the annoying radio code issue. Not encountered an issue with windows but glad someone has pointed out how to solve it so I won't panic if they go weird.
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  11. Pauleds

    Pauleds Paid Member

    Where are you located? Surely someone on here could fit it for you if you buy one.
  12. Nicole197


    Clio Sport 197

    No need for that - I've found this place which appears reasonable: https://advancedbatterysupplies.co.uk/

    They offer free fitting if you go to their place. If they are any good (or not good), I'll report back.
  13. suj

    suj Gold Member

    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    I was going to say, if you are close to Birmingham / Warwick, I'd gladly fit it, I even have the correct tools in my boot to do it now!
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  14. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action Paid Member

    200 Cup
    Given that the official Renault dialogue labour time is 0.2hours to replace a battery that quite is crazy. Not to mention the fact that an apprentice is likely to fit it!

    Hope you get sorted out somewhere a bit more reasonable.

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  15. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    they should fit the battery for free....that what i would be asking for and expecting!
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  16. Clawliger

    Clawliger Paid Member

    197 R27
    Price for the battery isn't outrageous, but the price for labour is absolutely insane. Go to a local garage.
  17. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Eurocarparts - Bosch S5 075 with 5 year guarantee and using current discount code £105. Good battery and decent price.
  18. Nicole197


    Clio Sport 197
    Update - just bought the Bosch S5 075 with 5 year guarantee for under £90 fitted for free from these guys: https://advancedbatterysupplies.co.uk/

    If you go to their shop, be warned, it is not the most salubrious, but that should be ignored - it is the quality of the product and the service that is important. The service was good and quick. They even asked whether I had the car radio code. Car seemed fine with the battery when driving back from the place. Only time will tell if there are problems with it.

    Warning for novices - I used their battery chooser on their website - you put in your reg. number and it gives you suggested batteries. Other websites offer this too. I chose a Bosch and when it came to be fitted, it was found to be too tall. So double check the measurements yourself. Luckily, I didn't buy it to then be fitted by someone else.
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  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    happy days :thumb:
  20. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    That is first time i hear that fitting battery is for extra fee.
    In my city all batteries are sold as installed, or maybe you can buy separate battery from motonet (like halfords).
    Glad to hear you have now battery, and for reasonable price.

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