FAQ

 

What I was looking for is not listed!!
Please give us a call on 07 3875 2987, 0411 767 555 during opening hours Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm).
Which payment methods are accepted in the Online Shop?
We accept Bank Transfer, Paypal, Credit Cards, Cash on Delivery.
Do you deliver the battery?
Yes, we do free local delivery within 10 km from our shop. Please see our location at Contact Us page. Call us if you need delivery service more than 10 km away from our shop.
How long will it take to pick up or local delivery?
We do our best to get your order ready on the same day, and it takes less than 2 business days in most cases.
Where do I dispose my old batteries?
We are Century approved Battery Recycling Centre. You can dispose your old dead batteries at our shop for free.
Are car batteries easy to fit?
If you are comfortable with basic vehicle servicing then Yes! Or ask us for Free Installation!
What is the vehicle alternator and why does this impact product warranties?
The vehicle's alternator is a small generator bolted onto the engine that recharges the battery while the engine is running. When an alternator fails the battery no longer gets properly charged. The majority of ordinary vehicle batteries by nature of their construction need to be recharged properly. Once a lead acid vehicle battery has been left un-charged for an extended period of time (e.g. weeks as opposed to days), in which case warranty voids, - it will no longer be able to hold charge fully and consequently not have enough energy to reliably start the engine. .
How many volts should a healthy car battery read if tested?
Majority of brand new car and light commercial batteries would read about 12.6 Volts when freshly charged. Anything around 12.5 Volts is fine across the 3-4 years of a typical car battery lifespan. Readings that show consistently below 12.4 Volts on a regularly charged / used battery indicate that a replacement is needed.
I’ve not used the vehicle for a while and on starting it took longer than normal – does my battery need to be replaced?
If you haven't used the vehicle for a while, then take it out for a drive ideally 30-45 minutes or longer. If the battery is still healthy, it will be fully recharged by the alternator. If the problem persists, however, visit BatterySavres for inspection or your local battery shop.
What does the AH number mean and why do some equivalent batteries have more AH than others ?
AH refers to the battery’s storage capacity and is the current a fully charged battery will deliver over a 20 hour period before the voltage falls to 10.5 volts at 25°C. The more accessories in use the more available energy consumed. Consumption of the battery’s capacity is referred to as ‘discharging’ the battery. Basically, vehicles with added electrical equipment such as a media center with added speakers, spotlights, powered windows, electric sunroof, cruise control etc. will require more AH than vehicles with just basic equipment.
What does CCA(Cold Cranking Amperes) mean?
CCA is a measurement of the current a fully charged battery can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain a voltage of 7.2 volts (12 volt battery) at a temperature of -18°C. It is used to determine a battery’s ability to supply high cranking current to start the engine and maintain sufficient voltage to power the ignition requirements under severe cold starting conditions.
I have arrived here via an internet search and need help choosing a car battery…
Either visit our Battery Finder or phone us on 07 3875 2987, 0411 767 555 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm and we will assist you to find a correct battery for your vehicle.
I need help with an Industrial, Commercial or other type of specialist battery.
For commercial and specialist type batteries including, Trojan and Optima batteries please call us on 07 3875 2987, 0411 767 555 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm and we will assist you to find a correct battery for your vehicle.
I’m not sure that my car battery matches what I’ve found here.
A quick comparison of CCA, dimension, polarity, and terminal type can help identify right batteries. If you are still unsure then please give us a call on 07 3875 2987, 0411 767 555 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm and we will assist you to find a correct battery for your vehicle.
What do the numbers displayed on car batteries mean?
Voltage, usually 12 will be displayed as '12V' or '12 Volts' Amperage, displayed as a 2 or 3 digit number followed by Ah e.g. 44Ah CCA (Cold Cranking Amps), displayed as a 3 digit number followed by CCA, e.g. 380CCA SAE Number, the SAE number is another name for the CCA number but less commonly used.
I am unable to check the battery – are there any other ways of telling it has a problem – other than the vehicle being slower to start?
With the engine warm (e.g. after at least 10-15 minutes driving, ideally 30 or more) observe several of the following vehicle symptoms to indicate a battery that needs replacing :  

• If the dashboard lights or stereo lights clearly dim or flicker in time to the windscreen wipers.

• If the electric windows operate generally more slowly / can clearly be observed to be slowing down or struggling slightly as they open or close.

• If the electronic central locking is slower to respond.

• Interior or exterior lights may not be as bright as normal.

• Internal lighting e.g. dashboard / displays clearly flicker in time to the vehicle turning indicators when used.

• Vehicle is consistently slow to start and the above symptoms show no obvious improvement with constant vehicle usage.