Batteries that go the distance

The battery is the heart of your vehicle. It provides a source of energy for the starter and ignition system and extra power to run accessories.

There are many things to consider when buying a battery: environmental conditions, driving habits, climate and use of powered accessories. Our technicians can give you the right advice to ensure you get the best battery for your needs and budget.

Our state-of-the-art testing equipment allows us to accurately assess your battery's condition to ensure you get a replacement before an emergency breakdown. It’s important to replace a battery before it dies.

When you turn the key to start the vehicle a lot of things happen, the first thing that will happen is that the battery in your car will start to lose voltage.

The reason for this is that the battery is concentrating on turning the starter motor to make the vehicle start. Once the vehicle starts then the alternator charges the battery back-up. So, the battery will constantly drain and recharge every single time you start and drive your vehicle.

The next thing that will happen is that the starter motor’s gears will try and engage with the flywheel or ring gear of the engine. To make an engine start it must be turned at speed; this will allow fuel and air to be drawn into the cylinders, compress it and make the vehicle start.

In simple terms, the battery provides the power, the starter motor turns the ring gear on the flywheel which turns the engine, add a bit of fuel, air and spark, and the engine should start. So think about how many times you start your car every week, the above is happening on a regular basis.

Battery failure is one of the leading causes of starting trouble, whether because of lights being left on, a charging system problem, or the battery has met its life expectancy.

Over time these components will eventually wear out. Things that can speed up your battery wearing out are:

  • Charge rates
  • Excessive vibration
  • High loads
  • Electrical system faults
  • Loose or dirty terminals
  • Stop/start driving
  • Sulphation

Century Batteries are market leaders who specifically design products that are best suited to Australia's extreme climate conditions. They have been developed using the most advanced resources and manufacturing processes in the world, delivering what motorists want - longer life and dependability.

mycar partners with Century Batteries to provide quality car batteries starting from as low as $129. That includes fitting and disposing of your old one.

We give much more than a new battery. We also:

  • Test your battery to assess its current condition
  • Check and top up the battery electrolyte level (if applicable)
  • Ensure the battery terminal and leads are in good condition
  • Check the alternator charge rate
  • Advise you of any required maintenance

At mycar, we take our environmental responsibility seriously. We have partnered with TyreCycle who provide safe and compliant disposal of your old battery when you purchase a new one.

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