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Hi,

 

My car is not starting and there is no wall plug next to my car, I need someone to come and pick up my battery, charge it and put it back in my car. I'm in sukhumvit, where can I find someone for this service ?

 

Thanks.

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8 hours ago, JohnnyBKK said:

where can I find someone for this service ?

Assuming its not a wind up !!     go ask the motorcycle taxis guys hanging out on almost any corner  they will know someone or take you to someone.

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5 minutes ago, johng said:

Assuming its not a wind up !!     go ask the motorcycle taxis guys hanging out on almost any corner  they will know someone or take you to someone.

Already tried that, they just have jumpers or will tell you to go to a garage yourself

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Is the battery actually stuffed, how old is it..?

There are places that bring a new battery to your home, plus most batteries are cheap..

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jump start it and take it for a drive, basic maintenance of a car.

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1 minute ago, steve187 said:

jump start it and take it for a drive, basic maintenance of a car.

Alternator does not fully charge a battery...

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Just now, transam said:

Alternator does not fully charge a battery...

Must go someway to charging a battery otherwise one would be forever starting their car with a jumper pack !!

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12 minutes ago, transam said:

 

There are places that bring a new battery to your home, plus most batteries are cheap..

Yep, mototaxi guys will know someone, if they dont I can only assume someone failed the attitude test.

 

Other option is to google battery delivery.

 

https://www.carbatt4u.com/

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Just now, Don Mega said:

Must go someway to charging a battery otherwise one would be forever starting their car with a jumper pack !!

Of course, but it doesn't fully charge it, that's why many modern batteries have a built in warning system, one telling you the battery needs charging.

Plus a charger gets stuff moving off the plates, bit of revitalising...

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Just now, transam said:

Of course, but it doesn't fully charge it, that's why many modern batteries have a built in warning system, one telling you the battery needs charging.

Plus a charger gets stuff moving off the plates, bit of revitalising...

Whats the built in warning system, Ive never heard of that.

 

Genuine question BTW.

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1 minute ago, Don Mega said:

Whats the built in warning system, Ive never heard of that.

 

Genuine question BTW.

A round clear lens in the top of the battery, look down it, good battery it shines green, bad red, red with white surround, needs charging.. That is on my battery....

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2 minutes ago, transam said:

A round clear lens in the top of the battery, look down it, good battery it shines green, bad red, red with white surround, needs charging.. That is on my battery....

Ohhh the telltale window, Yeah that relies on the operator to open the bonnet and look...

 

Ive got my bonnet open at the moment doing some work and there is no telltale window on the battery, it is 2 years old.

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22 minutes ago, steve187 said:

jump start it and take it for a drive, basic maintenance of a car.

Go out into the street and wave down a taxi. They all mostly have jump/boosters leads. Keep trying until you find one.  Then go for a drive. If you must to a battery shop. There are a couple on Rama 4 between tesco and Phrakhanong and one on Soi 71 near MaxValue 

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Buy a new battery, a battery charger and some jump leads, jump start car then keep the battery & leads in the car for next time you need it, if it gets flat you already have the battery charger use it! :goof:

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You don't have basic tools to remove the battery?

Is it too heavy for you? (what type of car)

Then put it in a sturdy bag and flag down a regular taxi (or mototaxi).

Let them drive to the next battery workshop.

Where that is, is for the locals.

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