Peace of mind
Each Century Battery is supplied with a warranty against defects for the period and application, as detailed on each battery.
Call 0800 93 93 93 for your nearest warranty claim location.
Proof of purchase is required.
For valid claims, Century Yuasa will replace the product free of charge.
The warranty excludes defects from after sale damage, neglect, abuse or incorrect installation. You bear all transportation costs to and from the warranty claim location.
The benefits of this warranty are in addition to any other rights and remedies available at law.
You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
Using Electronic Battery Testers
There are a diverse range of electronic battery testers available and whilst all will give a test result, they should not be used as a definitive answer to determine whether a battery is faulty. Different makes and models of tester may give a different result based on their calibration and as such should form one component of the battery test procedure.
This warranty does not cover:
- Flat battery
- Physical damage
- Improper charging
- Improper storage
- Incorrect installation
- Incorrect application
- Normal wear and tear
- Spillage from over filling
- Modifications to the battery
- Failure arising from the addition of fluids other than demineralised or distilled water
Century batteries are manufactured using processes conforming to TS16949 - the nation’s leading Automotive Manufacturing quality assurance accreditation.
Why Do Batteries Fail?
Batteries have a finite life, determined by the application and the operating conditions. Battery failure can be attributed to various factors, however the causes of failure fall under two distinct categories: manufacturing and non-manufacturing faults.
Typically occur within the first 3 months
Short Circuits/Dead Cells
Where one cell will show a dramatically lower Specific Gravity (SG) reading than the other cells.
Usually resulting from physical damage to a battery during transportation.
Century’s stringent quality assurance and inspection processes demanded by leading vehicle manufacturers ensures genuine manufacturing faults in Century Batteries are negligible.
Non Manufacturing Faults
These fall outside of Century’s strict quality control systems and are more likely to occur the longer the battery is in service. They are often attributed to a problem with the vehicle’s electrical system, its operation or the battery application.
Wear and Tear
As a battery ages, grid metal corrodes and active material is lost from the plate. Over time this leads to a point where the battery will no longer be able to start a vehicle. High temperature will accelerate the degradation rates.
Incorrect fitment, handling and storage often leads to external damage and subsequent battery failure.
Fitting a smaller, less powerful battery or a battery designed for another application can lead to early failure.
Failure to maintain fluid levels exposes internal components and accelerates battery failure.
Occurs when the battery is allowed to stand in a discharged state for an extended period of time.
Often caused if the alternator is incorrectly set or the alternator voltage control fails.
Short journeys, stop start driving or faulty alternators will not fully recharge a battery.
Lights or other accessories left on for extended periods.