Every car battery starts its life in a fully charged state.

However, if the car battery is not installed and sits on a shelf for months, the charge will slowly dissipate. The result is a battery that’s not in the best condition when purchased.

If you choose to install your own car battery remember to check the battery date before you carry out the installation. Anything more than six months old will most likely require a recharge.

RAC Batteries follows a strict stock rotation policy to ensure our batteries are no more than 90 days old when fitted to your vehicle.

This ensures the car battery we fit is in the best possible condition, so you get the longest possible life from it for happy motoring.