Jump to content

Age of Battery?


Recommended Posts

Hi Nick, 

The Jaguar label on top of the battery seems a clue to the fact that the battery was Jaguar fitted..  I always write the date of fitting a new battery on the battery myself.

The varta battery I changed  last year was one that you didn't have to top up with distilled water, which is an indication of its age.


Link to comment
Share on other sites


there usually a heat stamp on the battery somewhere with the date if there no label

later varta batteries used color codes





Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't seem to find any indication of date but I have tested the voltage and it averages out at 11.6v which is too low for a 'good' battery.

The upshot is that I'll get a replacement battery before the cold weather leaves me stranded 😞

Thanks for all the helpful comments, much appreciated.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I decided to replace my battery and used Halfords Autocentres to do it. They gave me a very good price for a Yuasa battery (£147.00) and included the fitting, saving all the car settings and getting rid of the old battery. They were very polite and did a good job. I know some people don't like Halfords but I thought they were ok.


Link to comment
Share on other sites


for that price I would of bought a AGM battery from the battery mega store, hankook agm, superb battery, gel dont leak, well recomended, 5 year garantee https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/hankook-sa59520.html

also are you a member, did you use your 15% off card from the jaguar owner club at halfords



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I changed my battery in December 2016, when it was just 5 years old.

We have a small accessory shop  very close to where we Iive which I always use.  I got a Platinum Battery fitted for £102.  They are heavy things to lift!


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I have been having battery problems on and off for the last year. Drove down to Cardiff Friday afternoon ,no problems ,went to move the car a couple of hours after arrival and I have a full failure display , New battery fitted,but I was surprised that the failed battery was only 650 watt and a Jaguar battery where as the replacement is 900.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Mike,

I have come across this before.  A member, who had just bought a Jaguar found that the heating and demist systems were not working and when I said it could be the battery he told me that a new one was fitted by the dealer from whom he bought it, and sent me a photograph.  The battery was a 500amp and would have just about started a mini.

I have a Platinum 800 amp on my Jaguar and as I don't do many long trips I put in on charge once a fortnight.  Luckily I have an exterior socket outside the garage, and it is doing its job now.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Join The Club

    Join the Jaguar Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!


  • Topics

  • Our picks

    • Simply Jaguar show at Beaulieu - Sunday 23rd June 2024
      Jaguar Owners Club have a stand at this year's Simply Jaguar event at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire on Sunday 23rd June 2024

      Tickets are available online here: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar/
        • Like
      • 3 replies
    • Post in Event Ludlow Racecourse Shropshire 16th June 2024
      Not long now to Ludlow. It sold out before the event last year it is very popular.

      To book a ticket in advance go to EVENTBRITE or Message me. 


      Jaguar is commemorating the end of its internal combustion sports car lineage in 2024 with an exclusive limited-edition F-TYPE inspired by two iconic 1960s racing E-types

      Just 150 examples of the F-TYPE ZP Edition will be the last internal combustion-engined sports cars designed by Jaguar. These 575PS supercharged petrol V8 F-TYPEs feature specially curated interior and exterior details by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke.
        • Like

      Please find attached your club label – please can this be distributed amongst your club members prior to the event. Please ensure that they print this label and display it in their windscreen upon entry to the event, this ensures that all members wishing to park within your club area are directed to the correct parking location by our stewards. Please do not modify or add logos to the club label.

      We do ask that all individuals have purchased their tickets on an individual basis in advance via our website, to speed up the entry process on the day. This can be done on our website here until 2pm on the day when admission closes: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar.

      Note that we do have two entrances available, one is exhibitors gate at the bottom of the hill as you come in to Beaulieu, with the other being the normal Simply event entrance within the attraction. Either entrance is fine to use and both are open from 9.00am, with the exhibitors entrance closing around 11am.

      Jaguar Owners Club (1).pdf
    • Simply Jaguar - Beaulieu Motor Museum - 25th June 2023
      Jaguar Owners Club have a stand at this years Simply Jaguar event at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire on Sunday 26th June 2023

      Tickets are available online here: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar/

      Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a Jaguar and taking part in the rally. They are not valid for those arriving on foot.

      Participants can make the most of our EARLY BIRD discount by booking before 28th February 2023.

      Children under 5 require a ticket, this can be booked online free of charge.

      Participant and visitor tickets will include entrance to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Little Beaulieu, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens.

      The best time for viewing the Simply rally is between 10am and 2pm.





      Participants – Early Bird*



      Participants – Standard & On The Day




      Normal admission applies.

      Normal admission applies

      *Early bird tickets are available until 28th February 2023

      Entry with your Jaguar is from 9am – 2pm. Please make sure you have your ticket printed or available on your phone, ready to be scanned on arrival.

      Please do not arrive early for our Simply rallies as no facilities will be open prior to 9:30am.

      Cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the Simply rallies.



      We do ask for a final update on numbers 2 weeks prior to the event following which we will send out club labels to you via email for you to then distribute out to club members. Club members then need to print and display these in their windscreen on arrival. This helps us then park you all in your club area together.

      1. Trevor (admin)
      2.  Paj
      • 6 replies

  • Create New...