R&J Batteries Newcastle
R&J Batteries Newcastle is a one-stop-shop for batteries, battery accessories, oils and lubricants. Our Store located in Beresfield stocks a comprehensive range of batteries from ACDelco, Delkor, Optima, Predator, U.S Battery and Fullriver to name a few. R&J Batteries Newcastle are battery experts with over 20 years in the battery industry, they have expert knowledge to help you find the best battery for your car, truck, boat, golf cart and more. With all your deep cycle battery and car battery needs covered, visit them for a battery replacement or a free battery test.
Don’t Feel Stranded – Find the Replacement Car Batteries You Need at Our Newcastle Store
If you’ve ever experienced a dead car battery out of the blue, you’d know nothing else can put a damper on your day, quite like a flat battery.
R&J Batteries Newcastle is a one-stop-shop with all your deep cycle battery and car battery needs covered. However, before you buy a new battery, it’s important to understand the lifespan of your car battery and the steps you can take to keep it running better for longer.
What you Need to Know About Maintaining Car Batteries
A big part of car battery maintenance is keeping the battery itself in tip-top shape. Keeping the battery terminals clean and well lubricated, keeping dirt and dust off the battery casing and ensuring your car (and your battery) is stored in a mild temperature area are all steps you can take to extend the life of your battery. Still, no matter how hard you try, your battery still has a definitive lifespan.
If you’re wondering why your car battery died recently or are trying to avoid any behaviours that might lead to a dead battery, you’re in luck! Here at R&J Batteries—a top source for deep cycle batteries and car batteries in Newcastle—we’ve compiled a list of reasons why your battery might lose its charge.
The Possible Causes of a Dead Car Battery
- Leaving accessories on while the engine isn’t running is probably the most common reason for a flat battery (and luckily, usually the least serious). Usually, headlights or interior lights are the main culprits here, but radios, air conditioners, heaters and other components can also kill your battery. When the engine is running, your car’s alternator will charge the battery, making it possible for the battery to power every component of the vehicle. If you switch off the engine but leave the radio or heat running, though, those components are still drawing electricity—even though the battery isn’t charging. The result, often, is a discharged battery.
- When you don’t use your car a long time, you’ll often come back to them to find that the battery charges have been exhausted. The same holds true for your car. If your car has been parked in the driveway for six months, or if you left a vehicle in storage for the entire winter, then you will often find a dead battery when you go to use it again.
- Leaving your car out in the elements during the cold month. In mild winter weather, a car will usually be fine to sit outside, but if the temperature gets extremely cold, though, numerous components of your vehicle could be damaged—including the battery.
Preparing yourself for the possibility of a dead car battery
You can be ready for the possibility of a dead car battery by having jumper cables in your car, by having a few nearby friends (with vehicles of their own) who would be willing to give you a jump-start.
You should also know where you can go to buy new car batteries in Newcastle in-case your car battery is beyond help.
At R&J Batteries, we offer a place for you to buy car batteries and deep cycle batteries in Newcastle so that you can get back on the road as quickly as possible. We have been in operation for 20 years and operate in 20 different locations, including our Newcastle store and have helped countless drivers over the years.
Should your car require a replacement car battery, we can’t wait to offer you a helping hand, as well! Call us on 1300 769 282 or send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.