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3 March, 2021

Extended Warranty Now Available for Delkor EFB and AGM Batteries

2021-03-04T08:48:28+11:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Extended Warranty Now Available for Delkor EFB and AGM Batteries While Idle Stop Start (ISS) technology has significantly increased the demands placed on a vehicle’s battery, consumer expectations regarding battery service life have not changed. This means that battery performance and durability have never been more critical to reliable vehicle operation. Leading battery manufacturer, Clarios, continues to meet this demand by investing in game changing technology in their Delkor® EFB and AGM range of passenger vehicle batteries. Their patented PowerFrame® technology and other industry leading advancements continue to keep Delkor EFB and AGM passenger vehicle batteries at the forefront of battery quality and reliability. As the exclusive distributor of Delkor batteries in Australia and New Zealand, R&J Batteries is pleased to announce that the warranty period on EFB and AGM batteries in ISS passenger vehicles is being extended to: EFB – from 18 months to 24 months AGM – from 18 months to 36 months This new warranty is applicable immediately and is retrospective on all Delkor EFB and AGM batteries purchased in the applicable periods. The warranty period for both EFB and AGM batteries is non-ISS passenger vehicle applications remains unchanged at 36 months. This increase in warranty periods is further evidence of the quality of Delkor batteries and the commitment both Clarios and R&J Batteries have in ensuring Delkor batteries provide the best in quality and value for our customers. It is worth noting that Clarios was named the top [...]

18 February, 2021

R&J Batteries Sponsors Nick Percat Once Again

2021-02-18T13:17:45+11:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

R&J Batteries Sponsors Nick Percat Once Again R&J Batteries is thrilled to announce the sponsorship of Brad Jones Racing’s Nick Percat in the upcoming 2021 Supercars Championship. This sponsorship marks the second for R&J Batteries and Nick Percat after completing a successful season together in 2020 where Percat finished in 7th place in the championship leaderboard. The 2021 Supercars Championship will officially kick off on the 26th of February at the Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales. The season will prove to be exciting for Supercars fans with events scheduled across all states of Australia and even one event in New Zealand. The 3-day season finale will be held at the Gold Coast which attracted a record crowd of 198,763 the previous time it hosted a Supercars finale. R&J Batteries is no stranger to motorsport sponsorships. We have taken an active interest in motorsports throughout our 25 years of operation by sponsoring at all levels from grassroots to junior levels and recently, the big-league Supercars Championship. “Partnering up once more with Brad, Nick and the whole BJR team is a truly exciting time for R&J Batteries. Motorsport is in our blood. Our staff and customers across Australia and New Zealand are the same. Being onboard with BJR and Nick once again is something we are extremely proud of. Bring on the 2021 season!” said Stuart Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer at R&J Batteries. “BJR has a tremendous track record in [...]

R&J Batteries Auckland is Now Operating from New Location in Wiri

2021-03-03T09:03:34+11:00February 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

R&J Batteries Auckland is Now Operating from New Location in Wiri R&J Batteries is excited to announce that our Auckland branch has relocated. Due to rapid expansion in New Zealand, the branch has moved into new premises located at 57H McLaughlin’s Road, Wiri. The Auckland branch, which is R&J Batteries’ first branch in New Zealand, has outgrown its current premises since opening in Onehunga in April 2018. The new distribution centre features more than 1,000 sqm of full height racking bays, a new showroom, customer service area, multiple parking bays for customers and pickup, meeting spaces and a conference room. These facilities will cater to the high distribution demands of battery customers in the North Island of New Zealand. Speaking of the relocation, R&J Batteries New Zealand General Manager, Warrik Skulve says, “given the growth that we have experienced in the last few years, we have quickly outgrown our current location. We are looking forward to the new 1000sqm of full height racking and dispatching area which will aid our service and distribution in Auckland. The addition of an increased office area caters to the needs of our expanding sales and administration team in New Zealand.” “This relocation does not just expand our warehousing and distribution capacities but allows us to expand our New Zealand Head Office capacity. With such a rapid growth being experienced in New Zealand, allowing for expansion in all areas, including our Head Office, positions us to remain on [...]

21 January, 2021

How to Save Your Battery this Summer

2021-01-21T13:50:32+11:00January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

How to Save Your Battery this Summer As you know, the temperature can be pretty scorching in Australia and New Zealand during the summer months, so it should come as no surprise that high temperatures are one of the leading contributors of battery failure. Summer heat is tough on vehicle batteries because it accelerates the ageing process.  In fact, the service life of a battery can be up to 25% shorter when operating in hot climates. As an example, if the outside air temperature is 32°C, the battery temperature under the hood could be up to 60°C. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause the water in the battery’s electrolyte to evaporate which can accelerate corrosion and damage the internal structure. The effects from the summer heat will not cause your battery to fail immediately however it will certainly decrease battery life over time. To avoid being stranded on the road or at home, you can take a proactive approach to looking after your vehicle’s battery just as you would with the vehicle. Here are some tips from the battery experts at R&J Batteries on how to help your battery survive through summer: 1. Keep the Heat at Bay Avoid the blazing sun whenever possible to reduce the battery temperature. It’s best to park in the shade or in an undercover area. This is a simple step you can take to help maximise the longevity of your battery. 2. Avoid Short Drives Whenever [...]

Don’t Let Your Adventure Fall Flat

2021-02-15T13:23:12+11:00January 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Don't Let Your Adventure Fall Flat If you are planning to check out the breathtaking landscapes of Australia and New Zealand this holiday season, ensure your application’s battery can keep up with your adventure. Nothing can ruin a holiday faster than a weak battery or worse, a dead battery. Before heading off on your journey, there are a couple of things you can do to ensure your vehicle or camper battery is up to the mark: Use Our Deep Cycle Battery Power CalculatorThe battery experts at R&J Batteries have created a deep cycle battery calculator to take the guesswork out of determining your daily Ah power requirements. Based on the application and conditions of use our deep cycle battery calculator will also provide useful information about the size and type of deep cycle battery required for your adventure.Whether it’s a caravan, camper, recreational vehicle or 4WD that is your choice of companion this holiday season, deep cycle batteries are best suited for your needs. Deep cycle batteries have thicker and more solid plates in comparison to starting batteries. They can also be discharged down to 80% before recharging.Using our deep cycle battery calculator is easy and simple. Click here to find out your power requirements.At R&J Batteries, our extensive product range includes Delkor Deep Cycle Batteries, Predator Deep Cycle Batteries, U.S Battery Deep Cycle Batteries, Fullriver Deep Cycle Batteries, RELiON Deep Cycle Batteries and Optima Deep Cycle Batteries. Get Your Free Battery Test DoneWhen in doubt, it’s best to get in touch [...]

16 December, 2020

Don’t Let Your Decorations Take the Merry Out of Christmas

2020-12-16T15:03:31+11:00December 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Don't Let Your Decorations Take the 'Merry' out of Christmas 7 Tips for a Happy and Safe Christmas Christmas would be incomplete without the iconic Christmas tree, decorations, mistletoe and of course, the endless flow of food and drinks. You may have already set up decorations around the house or even decked the front yard for the entire neighbourhood to see but did you remember to take safety precautions? It’s easy to disregard safety when you are in the Christmas spirit. That’s why the battery experts at R&J Batteries have put together a mix of safety and general tips to ensure your battery-powered decorations don’t take the “merry” out of Merry Christmas. 1. Battery-Powered vs. Electric Lights If you are worried about your electricity bill skyrocketing this festive season with your light display powered for hours on end, batteries are your best friend. Battery-operated lights are more energy efficient compared to electric lights. 2.Check the Condition From a safety perspective battery-operated lights run at a lower voltage, making them much safer to use. Since Christmas lights are stored for the majority of the year, they suffer the effects of age. Be sure to regularly replace those decorations that have electrical wiring or those that show signs of damage. 3.Use Lights that are Intended for Outdoor Use If you are planning to set up outdoor Christmas lights, make sure they are suitable for outdoor use. The battery casings of your outdoor lights need to [...]

30 November, 2020

Celebrating 25 Years of Success

2021-02-02T11:31:01+11:00November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Celebrating 25 Years of Success Journey to Becoming Australia's Fastest Growing Battery Company Australia’s fastest growing battery company, R&J Batteries, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The battery distributor which has 24 company-owned branches and a footprint of more than 8,000 stockists and distributors throughout Australia and New Zealand supplies batteries for all applications including automotive, commercial, motorcycle, marine, deep cycle, solar and industrial. Established in December 1995 by Ray Robson and John Webb, R&J Batteries’ journey to becoming the renowned battery specialists they are today started from humble beginnings. As young adults, Ray and John moved from Avoca, Victoria to Ballarat in search of work opportunities. After finding work at a local battery company, they gained various skills including hand building batteries. When the time was right to venture on their own, they invested every cent they had in a run down shed in La Trobe Street, Ballarat. This was the beginning of R&J Batteries. While John eventually left the business in 2011 to pursue other interests, Ray remains a hands-on Managing Director, actively involved in all aspects of the business. R&J Batteries’ rapid growth since the opening of its second branch in Bendigo in 2001 saw subsequent branches open in Tullamarine, Doveton, Stapylton, Hervey Bay, Fyshwick & Wetherill Park followed by Dubbo, Bayswater, Beresfield, Adelaide, Geelong, Townsville, Brendale, Cairns, Truganina and more recently Darwin, Bairnsdale & Tablelands. Along with merging with Island Batteries Hobart & Launceston this expansion has earned R&J [...]

R&J Batteries Opens 24th Branch in Tableland

2020-11-04T09:09:10+11:00November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

R&J Batteries Opens 24th Branch in Tablelands Tableland Batteries is Now Powered by a New National Name R&J Batteries is excited to announce the recent purchase of Tableland Batteries located just outside of Atherton, 90kms West of Cairns. The acquisition, which marks R&J Batteries’ 6th branch in Queensland and 24th branch since inception, enables the company to service communities in Far North Queensland with ease. R&J Batteries have had a long running association with Tableland Batteries founders Cameron and Jamie De Lai, who have become a wonderful customer with their extremely successful Auto Electrical and Battery business. Post the sale of Tablelands Batteries, Cameron will continue to focus on the auto electrical side of the business which will be operating under the new name of De Lai Auto Electrics & Airconditioning while Jamie will join the R&J Batteries Tablelands team in a sales and warehousing role. “I believe that there are plenty of opportunities to expand our wings and grow the R&J Batteries brand throughout the Tablelands region. We currently service this area weekly from the R&J Batteries Cairns warehouse. By taking over this business, it will allow us to further explore new opportunities into regions that we have not serviced in the past.” - said Ray Robson, Managing Director of R&J Batteries. Speaking of the new R&J Batteries Tablelands branch, Robson adds, “this is a very productive farming land and there are mining opportunities to be explored. We have a few roles [...]

28 September, 2020

Island Batteries Merges with the R&J Batteries Brand

2021-02-15T13:27:52+11:00September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Island Batteries Merges with the R&J Batteries Brand Island Batteries is Now Powered by a New National Name It is with great pleasure we announce the merger of Island Batteries into the R&J Batteries brand from the 1st of October 2020. Since becoming a division of R&J Batteries in 2004, Island Batteries had continued to operate under its own name in Tasmania, Australia. From October onwards, Island Batteries Launceston and Hobart will be powered by the national R&J Batteries brand name. Established in 1997, Island Batteries is one of Tasmania’s largest battery importers and distributors. Operating from two convenient locations in Hobart and Launceston, Island Batteries services the entire state of Tasmania with battery and lubricants needs for all applications. "Island Batteries has become an iconic and trusted brand throughout Tasmania over the past 20 years but the timing is now right to become part of the parent company, R&J Batteries.” - Ray Robson, Managing Director of R&J Batteries The complexity of operating Island Batteries as a separate business has been increasingly difficult in recent times with substantial growth in the national sales market. By merging Island Batteries into the wider R&J Batteries network, our Tasmanian operations will benefit from all R&J Batteries promotional programs, advertising, marketing and sponsorship deals. While there is a transition in the brand name from Island Batteries to R&J Batteries, there will be no further changes to the staff, customers or products in Tasmania. R&J Batteries Launceston [...]

Getting Your Gear Spring Ready

2020-09-14T19:18:29+10:00September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Getting Your Gear Spring Ready With Spring, comes a change in season and a good reason to check on the batteries in your outdoor equipment that may have been sitting dormant. This is usually the time of the year we plan to take our boats and other recreational vehicles out for a spin, but things are a lot different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on where you are in Australia and New Zealand, there may be restrictions preventing you from going ahead with your usual spring time activities but that doesn’t mean you should neglect caring for the batteries of your vehicles, machines and equipment. Routine maintenance is the key to ensuring these applications continue to run optimally so here are some tips from the battery experts at R&J Batteries to help you get started. Lawn Mower Now that the sun is shining, chances are the grass on your property has started growing at an alarming rate. You may have already sharpened the blades, changed the oil, cleaned the filters, stabilised the fuel and inflated the tires of your ride on mower prior but did you check or charge your battery while storing it in the shed for the winter months? The lack of use and harsh winter conditions have surely drained your lawn mower’s battery. Before you tend to your grass, ensure the battery is fully charged and that the terminal posts are free of dirt, corrosion and grime. Next winter, try [...]

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