Car Batteries: Every Battery for Every Vehicle
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Discover the Power of Reliable Batteries at Westside Auto
Diverse Battery Options for Every Need: While all car batteries might look similar, significant differences exist in their types and capabilities. At Westside Auto Service, we offer batteries designed to provide lasting power, meeting or even exceeding the warranty period. Our promise is not just quality but guaranteed performance.
Your vehicle’s car battery is one of those essential but often forgotten things until it runs flat. But like all things, your car battery won’t last forever and checking your battery at every service is important.
Signs of Early Battery Failure
Battery failure often comes unexpectedly. The most common early warning sign is slower than normal cranking when starting your engine. Temperature fluctuation or changed driving habits also impact battery life. Westside Auto Service recommends free battery testing at every service or when you know your battery warranty is ending.
24-Month Warranty Assurance
We provide peace of mind with every battery purchase, backed by a 24-month warranty from our trusted supplier, Powercrank.
Why Choose Westside Auto Service for your automotive Batteries:
Trust the expertise of Westside Auto for car batteries that deliver reliable performance and longevity. Tailored for Australian driving conditions, our batteries combine quality, competitive pricing, and warranties you can count on. Experience our commitment to exceptional customer service and find the ideal battery for your vehicle at Westside Auto.
Whether it's a compact car or a large 4WD, our battery solutions cater to virtually any vehicle, ensuring you find the right match for your specific needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most advanced car battery?
Currently, a lithium-ion battery is considered the more advanced car battery. Among the leading battery technologies being explored for the next generation beyond lithium-ion, the lithium-air battery boasts the highest anticipated energy density.
Do Westside Auto car batteries come with a warranty?
Yes! All batteries sold by Westside Auto carry a full manufacturers warranty.
What is the best way to jump start a car battery?
If you are jump-starting your car with jumper leads and another vehicle. Here's how:
1. Locate the batteries in each car. Ensure neither battery is not damaged or leaking.
2. Park the cars close to each other, but with engines off and in park (or neutral for manual cars).
3. Use jumper leads with built-in surge protection. Follow these steps:
a) Connect the red positive lead to the positive terminal of the dead battery.
b) Connect the other end of the red positive lead to the positive terminal of the good battery.
c) Connect the black negative lead to the negative terminal of the good battery.
d) Connect the other end of the black negative lead to clean, unpainted metal on the dead car's engine block.
4. Start the good car and let it idle for a few minutes, then start the dead car.
5. Disconnect the jumper leads in reverse order.
6. Take the revived car for a 20–30-minute drive to recharge the battery.
Alternatively, consider a battery jump starter or 'power pack' stored in your car's boot. If you have a manual vehicle and assistance, you can 'bump start' the car by turning the key on, engaging the clutch, and pushing the car to gain momentum before releasing the clutch.
What is the most popular car battery type?
Lead-acid batteries are the most prevalent battery technology used today. These batteries are designed to provide the key functions needed to operate a vehicle - starting the engine, power lighting, and igniting the ignition. While effective, lead-acid batteries have drawbacks such as limited lifespan and environmental concerns. As battery technology continues to advance, new batteries are emerging that offer superior performance and sustainability.
What makes one car battery better than another?
Car batteries can vary in their performance capabilities, as measured by the cold cranking amps (CCA) rating. Batteries with higher CCA ratings tend to have more lead grid surface area inside the battery. This greater surface area enables more current to flow and provides more starting power. As a result, batteries with higher CCA ratings, though made with more material, perform better in cold weather but tend to cost more than batteries with lower CCA ratings, even among those made by the same manufacturer.
Why is my car battery flat?
Accidentally leaving on the headlights or interior dome lights is a primary cause of battery depletion and a flat battery. Additionally, parasitic drains, such as lights staying on when they shouldn't, can also quickly drain the battery. These drains can be difficult to identify, but it's worth checking the glove box and boot, as they are common culprits.
Additionally, your battery may be at the end of its life. Typically, car batteries are designed to last for a period of two to six years, with an average lifespan of three to four years. Also consider environmental conditions - factors like excessive heat, extreme cold, frequent vibrations, and heavy electrical loads all play a significant role in diminishing the lifespan of car batteries.
How long does a car battery last?
The average lifespan of a car battery is 3-4 years. However, battery life can vary quite a bit depending on several factors. Some batteries may only last about one year before needing replacement, while others can keep going strong for up to 6 years. The actual longevity of your car battery depends on aspects like battery type, climate, vehicle condition, and driving habits. With proper maintenance and care, it is possible to maximize your battery's lifespan.