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Can anyone please recommend a battery for a 2012 XKR  V8 coupe please

I have just had a low battery warning and my independent says its fine but I want to get prepared just in case as know Merc AMG batteries but not Jag ones

It has 21000 miles when I bought it last October it has been used about 3/4 times a week usually for local trips but the occasional one for 1/2 trips via motorway


It was serviced by the garage I bought it from last October ( they are a family garage specialising in 3+ year old Jags bought from a nearby main dealer who doesn't want older cars on their forecourt!) and now I am getting a service required message on the display.I have done about 2000 miles since I bought it last October ( total 23000 now). So shall I bring the service forward or ask my good local independent jaguar specialist to remove the service required message and take it into him as planned in October ?

Many thanks all

PS Love the car -an old mans treat that will never be sold !!

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If you can David, get yourself a CTEK battery maintainer and keep the car hooked up when not in use. This will aid in keeping the battery at its best and negate the low battery warnings.

As for the service, I would bring it forward which is exactly what I did this year.

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I don't know if this is relevant to younger XKs but on my 2008 4.2 XKR, you need to apply the parking brake to completely shut down the electronics.  Otherwise, as I was told, more 12v systems stay active and the battery drains quicker.  It's like telling it to go to sleep.

A CTEK charger should come as standard equipment with these cars.  I always hook one up if I can when the car is left for 3 days +

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