What battery types do you stock?

We stock batteries for the following: Car, Truck, Tractor, Marine, Motorcycle, Deep Cycle, AGM, Rechargeable, 4WD, Ride-On Mowers, Plant Equipment, House Alarms, Motorised Wheelchairs, Childrens motorised toys

What product range do you offer?

We offer the following:

  • Super Charge (Authorised Dealer)
  • Delkor (Authorised Delkor Stockist)
  • Power Station
  • Voltmaster
  • Optima
  • SSB
  • Sonnenschein
  • Full River
  • Fusion
Can I recycle or dispose of a battery in a general waste bin?

Automotive lead-acid batteries are recyclable and should not be disposed of in a general waste bin. We accept all old batteries for recycling.

Do I need to add water or additives to my battery?

Only certain batteries need to be re-filled or topped up with water. Add water to accessible battery types, which require regular topping up. Remember to use distilled water only and be careful not to overfill.

What is the difference between a starting and deep cyle battery?

Starting batteries are designed to deliver several hundred amperes of power to the starter motor quickly. Alternatively, a deep cycle battery delivers a long, slow discharge of fewer amperes, for longer in deep cycle applications. Deep cycle batteries are designed for discharge cycles. It is not recommended to interchange starter batteries and deep cycle as it will reduce battery life, may cause sudden death of battery due to shorted cell, or fail to provide sufficient power.

Is it true that new vehicles will have a hard time charging lead-calcium batteries?

No. New vehicles with addition accessories and equipment are designed for a calcium battery. Moreover, it’s charging system’s higher voltage output compared to old vehicles is designed to charge lead-calcium batteries.

What can cause battery failure?

Heat and vibration are the most harmful elements to an automobile battery. However, many other factors can cause failure, such as; corroded cables and terminals, lack of electrolyte maintenance, sulfating, alternator/regulator malfunction and electric shorts.

What are CAs (Cranking Amps) & CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps)?

CAs determine how much power you have to start your car in most climates. The basic job of a battery is to start an engine. The requirement involves a high discharge rate in amperes for a short period of time. It is more difficult for a battery to deliver power and for the engine to turn over when it is cold. The CCA rating is defined as the number of amperes a lead-acid battery can deliver while maintaining at least 1.2 volts/cell-volt battery at -17.8 °C over 30 seconds.

What is reserve capacity?

Reserve capacity is the time in minutes that a new, fully charged battery will deliver 25 amperes at 80 °F and maintain a terminal voltage equal to or greater than 1.75 volts per cell. This rating represents the time it will continue to operate essential accessories, such as low beam lights, wipers, and defroster, if the alternator or generator of a vehicle fails.

Is a car battery OK to run a fridge in caravans?

No. Doing so will reduce the life of the battery and it will eventually fail. If you are running a fridge, the best option is to use a ‘deep cycle’ battery. These are designed to produce a small amount of power over a long period of time. Usually rated in Amp Hours, deep cycle batteries are designed to be drained and then recharged. Ideally you should run with two batteries, main battery (automotive) for starting the car and an auxiliary battery (deep cycle) for the accessories.

Battery Maintenance

Below are a few easy tips to help you get the best life from your battery:

  • Keep battery clean and free of grease and dirt
  • If battery is non maintenance free,check water every three months
  • Make sure vehicle charging system is working correctly
  • Check battery posts are free from sulfation (white powdery substance)
  • For vehicles that are not used every day, the battery should be charged every three months or maintained using a trickle charge

Battery Facts

Some Facts about Batteries

  • The leading cause of road breakdown calls are Battery problems.
  • A hot battery charges faster than a cold one
  • Storing a battery on the concrete floor WILL NOT discharge it quicker…..It will discharge the same on any surface. Some theories even say it may prolong the life of the battery as the concrete stays cooler
  • A battery left in a discharged state will lose capacity and “sulfate”
  • A common cause of battery failure is overcharging
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