How do I charge a battery?

All batteries contain acid and can cause injury if not regarded as dangerous.

  • Wear proper eye and skin protection.
  • Charge only in an area where ventilation is adequate and the battery is unlikely to be disturbed.
  • Never attempt to charge a frozen battery.
  • Always keep vent caps in place while charging.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around a charging battery.
  • Unplug charger before connecting the battery. Be sure to observe proper polarity when connecting charger leads to the battery.
  • Refer to the charger manufacturer’s instructions for safe charger operation.

How do I know my car batteries is going to die?

Technically, if a battery is a few years old it’s probably time for a replacement. You will notice slow engine cranks when attempting to start the vehicle, or the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer time than usual to start. Our Expert technicians have the most up to date tester to check and see if your battery needs replacement or how much life is left.

How should I dispose of my old car battery?

All lead acid batteries should be recycled. Most outlets that sell new batteries accept old batteries.

What should I do if my battery terminals are rusty?

To resolve the rusting problem, remove the Terminal from your battery as the steps below:

Newer model cars are different than older models so please contact Battery Australia and we will do the cleaning for you.

You will want to disconnect the negative terminal first, then the positive terminal.
You may need to use a pair of pliers to loosen and remove the cable/ wiring.
Be sure not to short your battery out by touching a metal tool to the battery and another metal object.
If you find that the cables are damaged or have excessive corrosion, make sure and replace them.
If the battery terminals have damage, you will need to replace your battery.
You can now poor a little baking soda on each terminal/ post and the wiring connectors/clamps and scrub them with a wet toothbrush. If the toothbrush isn’t doing the trick, you can use a wire brush.; When you have finished cleaning the terminals, wipe and dry the terminals with a lint free cloth.

After that, hook the positive wire back to the positive terminal/ post, then the negative wire back to the negative terminal/ post (reverse of what you did earlier).