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Battery Replacement

When to replace a car battery?

This depends on the vehicle that you drive. Usually, most vehicles in Australia will have car batteries that last anywhere between 3 to 4 years in regular conditions. We recommend having the battery inspected twice a year and when the 3 year mark is reached. After three years, consider purchasing a new battery. Unless your mechanic says your battery is still in good use, your car won’t need to go through a car battery service.

Does my car battery need replacing?

After three years, we recommend that vehicle owners begin monitoring their batteries. If your battery is nearing the end of its life, you'll probably notice a delay when attempting to start the car, or your car sounds 'sluggish'. Here's a list of the major warning signs indicating that your vehicle requires a car battery service.

1. The engine cranks, but won’t start- This most likely will be the result of a flat battery, or could be an engine ignition or fuel system issue.

2. The engine won’t crank and the accessories, and lights won't turn on- This symptom usually points towards a flat battery or battery damage.

3. You've recently had to jump start your car regularly- If your car has been needing a lot of jump starts, there is almost certainly an issue with it. A sluggish power drain or a failing alternator might be to blame, but the repeated jump start might have damaged the battery, in which case you'll need to replace it as well.

4. Your car battery is cracked, swollen or leaking- If you discover that your car battery case is swollen or cracked, or you see battery acid leak, then you will certainly need your battery placed by professionals. Your new battery must be of the right size and type, with the posts in the right place and enough power to start your car.

If you think that your car battery needs to be replaced, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

How long does it take to replace a car battery?

While it depends on the vehicle type, a professional car battery replacement in Sydney shouldn’t take more than 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

How much does a replacement car battery cost?

The type of battery bought and the make and model of the vehicle are two important factors that influence the car battery replacement cost. A typical vehicle battery will usually cost between $100 and $150, while a premium battery can be anywhere between $175 and $450. Premium batteries are often marketed as functioning better in chilly weather, and they tend to come with a longer warranty.