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I think it's time to replace the battery on my 2006 FR-V (petrol).

Looking around I can see various batteries priced from £35-£150, and it looks like different retailers use different codes for the same thing as well.

For example there's Powerline 048 which costs less than £40, Yuasa YBX5053 / HSB053 which is around double that or something like Lion 158 Car Battery which falls somewhere in between.

 

As far as I can tell all these batteries would be compatible so are there any advantages of getting the more expensive batteries vs the cheaper brands?

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Hiya, Make sure that if you have start stop technology, then its wise to purchase a battery with start stop capability's. as mine gave up about 6 months ago, i went to Cox motor parts which is a Honda dealer, and they give sound advice on which battery to go for.

 

Hope this helps.  

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Hi. might be a bit late for you on this, I have just bought a new heavy duty Drivetec Battery Yesterday for my Mk 3 1997cc CRV From GFS for £ 48.10 inc vat , saving about £ 90.00 from the normal price Check out their website and put in your Reg Number for the correct battery on this discount Deal I must add that I have no connection with GSF ,  I was looking for a new Battery and found this amazing discount

Worth a look 

BAZZER RN 1

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Another question that came to mind - some sites mentioned a "hold down", whilst others don't even seem to mention it.

 

What does this mean? Is this important? Can you replace a battery that has one hold down style with a battery that uses a different one?

 

Thanks in advance

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Just replaced my battery after four years - the price was £70 from Halfords, if you work it out that is £17.50 per year - for that cost its not worth the hassle or worry just buy it fit it and forget it for another four years ! Rinse and repeat every four years 😄

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On 12/8/2023 at 6:05 PM, jimbojim said:

Just replaced my battery after four years - the price was £70 from Halfords, if you work it out that is £17.50 per year - for that cost its not worth the hassle or worry just buy it fit it and forget it for another four years ! Rinse and repeat every four years 😄

Thank you. In the end I ordered an X-Pro branded battery from batterygroup.co.uk

So far so good.

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