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Batteries

Batteries are a central element of your vehicle, providing power to both the vehicle itself and the multitude of accessories that many modern models nowadays possess.

Failure to read the warning signs of a worn out battery will likely lead to an unwanted breakdown that may have otherwise been avoided. Batteries are one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns.

The life of a vehicle's battery depends on several factors, including correct battery installation, maintenance and the climate in which it operates. Vehicles that are driven infrequently or only taken on short trips are more susceptible to battery failure as they have less time to recharge, causing the battery to go flat.

The battery warning light on your vehicle's dashboard is a clear indicator that your battery is experiencing problems. However, there are other indicators to keep an eye out for, which include:

  • Vehicle takes longer to start than normal 
  • Battery may appear swollen due to exposure to excessive amounts of heat or cold 
  • Vehicle may have trouble starting 
  • Evidence of corrosion and stains around battery terminal 


If your vehicle's battery is more than three years old, regardless of whether or not it displays warning signs, it is advisable to have it inspected annually. The staff at BestDrive are your vehicle battery experts - they can assist you to avoid unnecessary stress and expense by ensuring that your vehicle's battery is in good working order.

BestDrive stock batteries to fit most passenger cars, SUV, 4WD and light commercial vehicles. Our experienced staff can provide you with the right advice to ensure that you get the most suitable battery for your needs. BestDrive will help you to consider important factors such as environmental conditions, driving habits and use of powered accessories. BestDrive can test or replace your battery today!

BestDrive. You drive, we care.

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