Exide Excell

One of the few batteries tested here to be priced under the £40 barrier, which makes its average performance in the test rather more acceptable.

Price: £39.34 Guarantee: Three years

Contact: Exide 0845 450 2400, www.exideuk.co.uk

One of the few batteries tested here to be priced under the £40 barrier, which makes its average performance in the test rather more acceptable. It managed 370 cranking amps to allow a start after the controlled partial discharge, and three starts from cold. It took over three-and-a-half hours for our bulb to go out, too, which is what we’d expect from a 43 AH rating.

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