There. For the time
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Fitted a new battery. The 2008 Brera hadn't been started for three days, and I think it still had the original battery in place. DEAD. The recovery vehicle driver (Dave, Cedar Assist, SE1) was a star and gave me the card of an Alfa service guy he knew in Clapham. In fact, he phoned the guy to tell him I'd be coming. When I got there (Firela Motors, 354 Clapham Road, SW9) they dropped everything and fitted a new Bosch battery and made sure the alternator was charging correctly. Painless, if inconvenient.
We (fortunately) can complete our intended trip tomorrow. And, hopefully, the "new" car will be reliable now.