For the first few years after purchasing a new car, you likely won’t need to think about getting a new car battery at all.
It is inevitable at some point during your car’s life that you will experience a flat battery. Once a battery has run flat a few times, it will no longer hold its original capacity and will most likely need to be replaced.
When it comes time to replace your battery, the experts at Belair Road Auto are here to help you make the right choice. It is important to find the right battery for your specific vehicle, as it is one of the most essential parts of any car. All electronics in your vehicle are powered by the battery, including the starter, lights, power windows and much more.
Over time, your battery will gradually degrade and require replacing. Which battery you choose for a replacement will depend on many factors, such as the size and power requirements of your vehicle.
An incorrect battery installed into a vehicle designed for ‘stop-start’ at the traffic lights is potentially dangerous as it may fail at an inconvenient time/place.The last thing you want is for your car battery to die unexpectedly. Choosing a quality car battery makes all the difference.
How Much Does a Car Battery Cost?
When you need to replace your car battery, the first thing you will likely wonder is how much it is going to cost. Car battery replacement cost varies greatly depending on your vehicle, since you will need specific battery power to meet your car’s needs.
Many modern vehicles are fitted with heavy-duty batteries to enable stop-start technology that reduces emissions and saves fuel. Modern vehicles have a higher energy demand, requiring a heavy-duty battery, which means you can expect to be spending $220 on the lower end and up to $500 for an average car battery that makes the most of today’s technology.
It is becoming increasingly common for vehicles to have their car battery mounted in a position that is difficult to access, meaning it is best for a trained technician to replace the battery for you. Some vehicles may also require the use of a scan tool to register a new battery with the vehicle’s onboard computer, which is where a mechanic can come in handy.
The technicians at Belair Road Auto will be able to give you all the information you need about replacing your vehicle’s battery, and will even be able to recommend the best one for you.
When to replace a car battery
Car batteries degrade over time and become less efficient after three years of daily use. Right around the three year mark is considered a good time to get your battery checked to see if you need a car battery replacement. As your battery becomes less efficient over time, it is reasonable to expect it to become less reliable after that three year mark.
Which Battery is Best for My Vehicle?
When choosing a new battery for your car, always make sure it fits the designated space and has the correct chemistry and capacity to work with your vehicle. It is always worth investing in a quality battery so that you will be able to maximise your vehicle’s reliability. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy the most powerful battery available, as you don’t want to be paying for extra power you won’t use.
If you are simply looking to switch to a new battery of the same kind that came with your vehicle, it is best to consult the owner’s manual. It will tell you the battery specifications for your car. Original batteries are sometimes designed around warranty periods and weight considerations, so you may want to upgrade to a larger capacity for reliability.
A car battery is a chemical storage energy device and thus, climate plays a significant role in whether a battery will be powerful enough for your car. Below 10-degree and above 30-degree temperatures will put more strain on your battery, which can cause unreliability.
At Belair Road Auto we have the choice of quality batteries such as BOSCH and RAA, with a 12–36 month Australia-wide warranty, offering you great peace of mind. We can also perform a free, no-obligation test on your battery to determine how healthy it is and recommend a suitable replacement for your vehicle, taking all factors into account.
Problems with Your Car Battery? We’re Here to Help!
Belair Road Auto Electrical and Mechanical has been in business for over 70 years now, so it’s no wonder that Adelaide residents trust us for all their automotive needs. Located in Kingswood, just a short detour from Cross Road, we have become the go-to auto shop if you need a car battery replacement, complete repairs or anything in between.
When you are having trouble with your car battery or would like a free, no-obligation battery health check, we are always happy to help. You can get in contact with our friendly team on (08) 8271 7617 or complete our online booking form today.