Should I replace my seven-year old car battery?

I own a 2010 Renault Scenic 2.0-litre, which I bought in August 2013. As far as I know, it came with the original battery, and I've not replaced the battery since. I have had no trouble with it (apart from it needing an occasional recharge since the start of Covid because it doesn't get much use). However, I don't want to be caught out during the winter so should I replace the battery now?

Asked on 29 October 2020 by Egometto

Answered by Georgia Petrie
Car batteries are designed to last between 3 and 5 years, so I'd definitely advise a replacement. If you get a battery from Halfords, you'll get a 3, 4 or 5-year guarantee, so if it fails in that time then they'll replace it for free. It's also fairly cheap and easy to buy batteries and get them fitted at Halfords, so that would be my recommendation before it gets much colder.
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