Battery, Westco, MX5 Mk1/2/2.5 Reviews

4.06 Rating 129 Reviews
Read MX5parts Reviews

We are pleased to now offer the ledgendary WestCo sealed battery for the MX 5 (and Eunos). This battery is superior to the original Panasonic unit. It uses the very latest absorbed glass mat technology, this advanced battery has no free liquid electrolyte - unlike the Panasonic "wet gel" battery. It also has a higher 'amp hour' (31) and a higher 'cranking amp rate' (475).Designed specifically for the MX-5, this battery is a direct replacement for the original Panasonic battery, and is also 30% more powerfull with a cranking rate of 475 amps.The main features are:Sealed and maintenance freeAbsorbed Glass Mat construction, not a comventional 'flooded' batteryLiquid-free, no gassing and zero terminal corrosionDirect replacement for the factory Mazda MX-5/Eunos battery (no modifications)Quick and simple to installOEM correct polarityVenting attachments for proper venting hook upProper channel for factory mounting bracket2 years warrantySize: L-197mm W-130mm H-170mm H with terminal 178mmFits all Mk1, Mk2 & 2.5 models, 1989>2005.Care Instructions, Click HereBattery Charger designed specifically for Gel and Glass Mat batteries We would also highly recommend the use of a battery cut off swtich if your car is not used on a regular basis.Please Note: Due to airline regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods, we are unable to send these batteries outside of Europe by air. If you are in any doubt as to whether you are affected by this, please contact us before placing your order. 

Visit Product Page

Phone:

02392 644588

Email:

sales@mx5parts.co.uk

Location:

1 Orion Court, 5 Rodney Road,,

Lloyd West
>
The battery was delivered the next day Well done! fitted it to my car - tried to start the car battery was flat. Luckily if have the optimate charger for this type of battery. Not to impressed at this time I\'ll keep you posted.Editors Note: Sorry to hear you have had problems with this. A member of the sales team will be in touch soon to see what we can do to help.
Helpful Report
Posted 6 years ago
Peter Williams
>
For what it's worth my experience has been that I bought one of these in 2008 and it soon became apparent that the battery would not hold its charge for more than a few days. Many of us are fair weather drivers and so don't use the car enough to keep this battery maintained without buying an expensive trickle charger, even this causes problems if like me you don't have power in your garage and have to remove the battery to charge it. I see MX5 Parts recommend you buy an isolator switch for this, now I know why. Using the switch has helped if you remember to use it every time you are going to leave the car for more than a day and don't mind losing all your radio presets every time, but now, after around six years even that can't stop the power drain and the charger can't fix it. I now need a new battery, I think I'll try the Bosch!
Helpful Report
Posted 7 years ago
Paul Samson
>
Excellent service. Ordered Tuesday and picked up from Interlink depot on Wednesday. So simple. Replaced dead battery and car running sweetly again.
Helpful Report
Posted 7 years ago
Simon Swann
>
Bought one of these as it was supposed to be 'the choice battery' - it packed up within the warranty period, 2 years.MX5 parts replaced it with another, this then packed up in less time than the first - except that the warranty starts from the first battery purchase date, not the from the replacement - so even though it packed up within a year, I couldn't for claim for it because it wasn't covered - my advice would be to have your money back and buy same again and get the 2 year warranty, or buy a BOSCH as I have done
Helpful Report
Posted 7 years ago
Allan Brown
>
the battery was delieved on time and well impressed.thank you again we will always come back to again
Helpful Report
Posted 7 years ago
Alan Heller
>
Have read a few negative reviews of the Westco but I bought mine over 5 years ago from MX5 Parts & it's still going strong. Car has never been garaged & only used infrequently, but up until last week it has started every time in all weather. The other day I got the dreaded 'click' from the starter & assumed the Westco had finally bitten the dust - got a red light from the Optimate charger initially but after a few days further charging it seems to have fully recovered & is working fine again. Impressed.
Helpful Report
Posted 8 years ago
John Osborne
>
Do not buy the WestCo Glass Mat Battery if there is any chance of the battery going flat in the car !The battery comes with instructions to only trickle charge a flat battery at 2 to 3 amps for up to 7days!!In the car the alternator will supply loads of amps to a flat battery and this kills this particular type of battery ( see the other 1 star reviews) The original Japanese battery lasted 12 years the WestCo now refuses to take or hold a charge after less than 3 years. They may be ok if used daily but if like a lot of soft tops they remain unused for longer periods do not buy this battery.
Helpful Report
Posted 8 years ago
Melvyn Ives
>
Could'nt find a battery anywhere of the right size. Read the reviews on the Wesco and I was sold. Received today 5th Nov fitted in 10 minutes. Found no battery tray so that's on order, now just the vent pipes to source.Thank you Mx5parts for your fantastic service
Helpful Report
Posted 8 years ago