The festive season and the open road calling often go hand-in-hand for many South Africans. Whether it’s a trip to the coast for a seaside holiday or a visit to see family across the country, the chances are the roads will be busy. If they’re lucky, they’ll have great company, audiobooks to listen to, and […]
Have you ever forgotten to switch off the car lights when you park at night, only to find the battery drained overnight with a vehicle that won’t start and you’re running late for work or school? Not the best way to start the day having to Google “how to jumpstart a car”. Jumpstarting a car […]
There are two types of motorists: Those who switch their cars on, get a regular car wash, and call for help when they have a problem. Other motorists take time inspecting every inch of their vehicle, listen to every noise, hum and rattle, and spring into action when something sounds off. Whether you’re driving a […]
All motorists know how important the battery is for their vehicle, but when it comes to needing a replacement battery, few people know which is the best battery for their cars. “Most motorists only pay attention to the battery when it starts giving trouble,” said Jason Ravenscroft, Franchise Manager at Battery Centre, a network of […]
A flat vehicle battery always happens when motorists least expect it. Whether the battery is at the end of its lifespan, or it drained because the lights or radio were left on too many times, at some point, all motorists will have to replace their vehicle battery. “When a quality car, bike, or truck battery […]
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming the norm in many parts of the world, especially in countries that are committed to clean energy and have reliable electrical power. At the end of 2020, there were 6 367 EVs on South Africa’s roads1 and more than 200 charging stations located across the country.1, 2 As more South African […]
Motorists understand how important the battery is to keep their vehicles moving and power the radio, air conditioning, indicators, lights, remote locks, and more. And it’s never a good time to hear that click sound that indicates your car battery has given up the ghost leaving you to figure out how to find the right […]
Have you ever noticed that when you turn over your vehicle’s key, the radio momentarily powers down or your dash lights dim? It might not be a “design feature” and could point to something more serious under the hood. The most likely cause could be that your battery has reached the end of its life […]
It’s Mzansi’s second favourite time of year with long weekends galore, and the perfect time for a quick and relaxing mini-break, as the beauty of autumn beckons you to relax and recharge. Whether you’re going to chill at the beach or camp in breathtaking nature, the options for family fun in South Africa are endless. […]
When was the last time you took your motorcycle on a truly epic journey? Leaving the city lights behind with nothing but the open road ahead, South Africa is bursting at the seams with incredible sights and sounds. There is no better time than now to get a few last rides in before the winter’s […]
Imagine you’re running late to pick up the kids from school. You grab your handbag and keys, get in the car, and as you turn the key—you’re greeted with the sounds of a failing battery. Even worse is finding out that help is 30 minutes away. This can be prevented by investing in a smart […]
Now that vacay time is over, and motorists are preparing to get back to work, school and university, it may be time for a post-road-trip check to get your car Janu-ready, and prevent expensive repairs in an already tough month. Road trips are always enjoyable, and inexpensive when compared to air travel, but it takes […]
The decrease in robberies during strict lockdown restrictions, doesn’t mean you can stop prioritising the safety and security of your properties and people, especially as crime tends to increase over the festive season.
After months of lockdown, grey and gloomy weather, and limited ability to travel, water sports enthusiasts are ready to dust off their jet skis and powerboats for some much-needed fun in the sun.
Ever wondered what happens to your old car batteries after you replace them at Battery Centre? Read on to find out more.
Why do car batteries fail? The average life span of quality car batteries is three to five years. However, it does depend on a motorist’s driving habits, the climate, and how well they maintain their battery. Car batteries can fail for the following reasons, Forgetting to switch off the car lights or radio overnight. Terminals corrode, making it impossible for the battery to transmit […]
Mzansi is famous for its scenic routes inland and along the coast. One great way to enjoy the breathtaking views and the open air, is on a motorcycle. Whether you and your crew are cruising out of town or around the city to feel the wind in your hair, a smooth ride will depend on a reliable, high-quality motorcycle battery. No maintenance motorcycle batteries A good quality and reliable motorcycle battery can last for several years. The technology used in lead-acid starter batteries should Not spill or leak. […]
There are two types of people in the world: Those who keep their car boots and cubbyholes empty. Those who pack their car with enough items for every possible emergency. If you’re more of the minimalist type of car owner, or you want to downscale your essential items, here is a definitive list of […]
It’s one of the most exciting times in the South African calendar — long weekends galore (that’s if you plan your leave days right). And extra holiday time means more time to travel, explore Mzansi, and visit family and friends.
The only bumps in the road should be a speed bump. Read the battery specialists’ road trip essentials for you, your car and your family to make sure your road trip is a fun-filled adventure.
Although South Africa is slow to adopt electric vehicles, some car manufacturers like BMW, Nissan and Jaguar are leading the race for electric cars in the country.
Lead-acid batteries are known for keeping cars, trucks and buses moving, but what happens when they reach the end of their lifespan? Thanks to South Africa’s trusted battery specialists, they receive a new lease on life. Find out how recycling batteries positively impacts the environment.
Driving schools have been around for ages, but the first real driving instructor was always closer to home. From drives to school or road trips, many people will remember the way their dad’s practiced safe driving. But what about the tips on car maintenance that he passed on? Here are some top advice from dads, […]
Those after-school-runs to ballet, cricket and the next eisteddfod are more than just extra-curricular activities, they’re moments of pride in your child’s schooling career. Even with all the spills of juice, yoghurt and crisp crumbs in your car. While cleaning up the spills and thrills may seem easy, there are ways to avoid this and […]
With the COVID-19 lockdown well underway, it’s time to understand how this will affect your car battery. While you’re working from home, schooling kids or taking the time to rest and care for your wellness, the health of your car battery may take a beating.
Just as you saddle up and turn the key, you hear the mood-killing ‘click’. After muttering a range of expletives, you wonder; could it be the battery?
Someone, somewhere is sighing in frustration as they encounter another round of loadshedding. It could be as their favourite TV show reaches a penultimate moment, a colleague arriving late to work because her alarm clock didn’t go off or a power outage in the middle of a pitch-winning presentation. Due to higher demands in the […]
Many people are ready to unwind after a long and tiring year. And nothing says “relax” and “festive season” quite like a camping trip with loved ones. While the road trip is all about padkos and playlists, camping is about enjoying long and lazy days, relaxing next to the caravan. To make sure you don’t […]
Before you hit the beach or your holiday home, be sure to take care of your car battery.
The future of motoring is silent and less harmful to the planet with the introduction of fully-electric cars, brought about by pressure on vehicle manufacturers to cut down emissions and reduce their carbon footprint. First came Hybrid cars, which made use of traditional fuel-powered engines in conjunction with a battery-powered motor for shorter distances. The […]
Would you like to know something cool about car batteries? Once they give up on you, they can be recycled and used to produce more batteries. What this does is close the loop on a product that, if disposed of incorrectly, causes detrimental effects to the environment. Which is why recycling of old batteries should […]
Would you like to know something cool about car batteries?
Have you ever experienced the crushing disappointment and frustration of putting the key into your car’s ignition, turning it and hearing nothing but the ominous silence that signifies the battery is no longer functioning? What’s more, this often happens at the worst possible time – when you’re running late for work, in a deserted parking […]
How much do you know about your car battery? If you’re like most people, chances are you think the car battery is a black box that starts your car and that you don’t really think too much about…until it fails. The humble and understated automotive battery has a remarkably rich history and the best part, […]
Would you like to know something cool about car batteries? Once they give up on you, they can be recycled and used to produce more batteries. What this does is close the loop on a product that, if disposed of incorrectly, causes detrimental effects to the environment. Each battery differs when it comes to what’s […]
Have you ever experienced the crushing disappointment and frustration of putting the key into your car’s ignition, turning it and hearing nothing but the ominous silence that signifies the battery is no longer functioning? This is a problem that often appears to happen at the worst possible time: when you’re running late for work, when […]
Battery Centre has been at the heart of the South African automotive industry for decades and the evolving brand is gearing up for an exciting new chapter.