Have you ever bought something and then had to return it for some reason? That’s where having a warranty makes all the difference. A warranty is a written guarantee from a manufacturer promising to replace or repair an item within a specific time frame. Every car battery will need to be changed after a while. But if you buy a new battery, and it develops a fault, there is a chance the car battery will be under warranty. Warranties vary from one manufacturer to another. But, most car battery warranties cover a period of 24 months from the date of purchase of the battery. Making sure your car battery has an adequate warranty is necessary when buying a car battery. There are 2 general types of car battery warranties which you want to look out for:

  • Free Replacement Warranty
  • Pro-Rata Warranty
  1. Free Replacement Warranty

This type of warranty guarantees you a free replacement if your battery stops working or suffers some malfunction. However, different companies have different conditions for how the malfunction or damage occurs. For example, most companies do not offer a free replacement for external damages. For instance, damage due to hammering the battery, damage to the cover, or battery terminals will not be covered.

  1. Pro-Rata Warranty

With this warranty, you do not get a replacement battery. Rather, you get a discount on the prevailing retail price of the battery in case of damage or malfunction. But, like the Free Replacement Warranty, most companies will not cover damage on the battery that looks deliberate. Now that you know what is included in your warranty and the types available, it’s important to know what some exclusions to this warranty are.

A car battery warranty may not cover damages that occur as a result of personal misuse or neglect. It may also not cover damages caused by external factors, such as weather conditions, hammering, etc. So, before you buy a car battery, be sure to read the terms and conditions of the warranty carefully. This will help you understand what is and is not covered by the warranty. Also, be sure to keep your receipt as proof of purchase. What other questions do you have about battery warranties?

× How can I help you?