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    Hi

    I recently had to change my batter as it had died on me. When taking it to Halfords for replacment, they checked the battery and told me it was gone due to be short circuited.

    I have bought a new one but I am worried that this one will short to and I'm not sure of the cause. I haven't done anything electrical or technical to the car since I bought it in April so, the reason for short circuit is beyond me!

    Should I be concerned that the last one died due to a short and there is a chance it could happen to the new one?

    Any comments and advice is appreciated.

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    Wouldn't belive what halfords say, how can they tell if a battery has been killed by shorting it? Unless your a specialist and take the battery apart you cant say sh*t.

    Your battery was probably old and just needed replacing, see how this one goes, if you don't have a flat battery within 2-3 days you know theres no problem
     
     

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    and again to back up my post, check your fuses because they blow before your battery will get shorted or any other type of electrical fault. I'd be more worried about a car fire if the fuses didn't blow
     
     

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    A modern battery tends to die with hardly any warning. A proper battery tester will tell you if the battery does have a short circuit of a dead cell...
    They do this when they get old, and I dont think you have anything to worry about.

    Did they use a tester like this....
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BOSCH-Battery-...item3cadfa7e37
     
     

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    Yep, agree with above post, halfords prob just meant battery had developed a shorted cell rather than a short-circuit further along in the wiring of the car.
    Last time I got a battery from them I got 2 receipts, one showing when the guarantee runs out, hopefully you shouldn't need it but make sure you keep it safe just in case!!
     
     

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