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Car battery rockhampton battery repairs & service

When did you last have your car battery tested? If it's been a while, now is the best time to have a professional mechanic have a look at your car.

If you suspect that your car has a battery problem or the electrical system behaves suspiciously, take your vehicle to The Mechanic Shop for a complete battery starting and charging system inspection.

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Your car battery is one of the most important car components. The battery supplies electrical current for the starter, engine and other electric accessories. The auto battery also recharges and stores energy from the car's alternator. Coupled with engine and alternator, the car battery is one of the vital components of a car's health. Regular car battery inspections are a must-do for your vehicle, as your cars health depends on them. At The Mechanic Shop in North Rockhampton, our expert mechanics are able to perform a thorough evaluation of an automotive battery and electrical system to ensure your car can serve you longer. A strong and healthy auto battery is what every car owner wants. Even if the car battery has been worn down and you require a brand new battery, we offer an excellent selection of quality batteries at great prices.

Battery check & inspection battery fitting North Rockhampton

Your car battery supplies the electrical current needed to start the engine. Even with the engine not running, the battery provides necessary power to vehicle's electrical components and acts as voltage stabiliser for the whole electrical system.

Your car battery, charging system and alternator should be inspected at least every 12 months at your local Repco Authorised Service mechanic.

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Your car battery is the only power source your car uses to get started. Flat or faulty battery is one of the most common causes of breakdowns, so it is reasonable to keep your battery in top working condition. The Mechanic Shop mechanics can inspect your car and fit a battery that matches your car needs best, as well as meet quality and safety standards and are exceptionally reliable, especially during colder conditions when batteries are more liable to suffer.

Our simple but effective battery test includes checking your car's charging system, voltage output and the charging rate of the battery. The battery inspection performed by our electrical mechanics will indicate the condition of your battery and advise whether it needs to be swapped for a fresh one, by comparing the results with manufacturers specifications to check if the battery failure is imminent. Should your car battery fail, our workshop carries a large selection of batteries for cars and light commercial vehicles ready to fit.

Everyday battery maintenance

To extend the life of your battery, keep it clean and dry and switch off headlights, radio, heating and air conditioning when you stop your vehicle. You should also make sure the vent caps are tight to prevent water from entering cells, regularly clean the battery container and terminals. Test your battery regularly, including when you have your car serviced, before long trips or after it's been recharged. Remember to always wear rubber gloves and goggles whenever you access your battery!

If your car does not start and you suspect the battery may have gone flat, call our workshop and our mechanics will be there to help you make the necessary arrangements:

  • Battery testing with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • On-the-spot battery replacement if needed
  • Nationwide warranty

It may not always be your car battery's fault when the vehicle doesn't start, as not starting is often a symptom of other problems. To assure a smoothly operating battery and electrical system, you should perform a complete battery inspection and charging system service at The Mechanic Shop car service in Rockhampton QLD. If you need a new battery altogether,

The Mechanic Shop offers a great selection of quality batteries at great prices. To reduce the chance of other engine components draining power from your battery, service the battery at oil change time and in similar intervals. Contact The Mechanic Shop now to ensure a smoothly operating battery and best performing electrical system!

FAQ

How do I know if my battery is getting flat or low?

The most obvious sign of a flat battery is when your car won't start, but modern motor vehicles can show symptoms like non-essential functions not operating correctly - things like idle stop-start function not working, or the car's air-conditioning not working effectively.
Other signs you might need a new car battery include:

  • Vehicle is slow to start
  • Engine won't start
  • Dash Lights work, but engine won't start
  • Constantly needing a jump start
  • Film or corrosion on the battery
  • Cracked swollen or leaky battery
  • Rotten egg smell under the hood

Do I need a new car battery?

The most obvious sign of a flat battery is when your car won't start. Modern motor vehicles can show symptoms like the idle stop-start not working or the car's air-conditioning not working to full capacity.

Other signs include cracked, dirty or leaky batteries, a rotten egg smell under the hood of your car, or regularly needing a jump start or recharge. The best way to know if you need a new battery is to get a car battery test at The Mechanic Shop

Does a flat battery use more fuel?

Yes! When your car battery is running flat, the alternator works harder to recharge the battery. This added load on the engine means it burns more fuel.

Where can I buy a new car battery?

Come in and see us! As a Repco Authorised Service Centre, The Mechanic Shop have access to the highest quality batteries to suit most vehicles.

Who can test my car battery?

The Mechanic Shop can do a battery load test. Phone us or visit the workshop today.

Why choose The Mechanic Shop for a battery test?

If you have concerns about your vehicle's performance, it is wise to get your battery tested at a full-service workshop like The Mechanic Shop rather than at a parts store. That's because we take into consideration the whole vehicle and can diagnose any deeper issues.

There is nothing worse than replacing your car battery only to find the problem actually lies elsewhere… except maybe being told your battery test is fine with no explanation for your ongoing issues!

Can my car battery be recharged?

Yes, in fact the battery is being recharged by the alternator in your car whenever the engine is running. Sometimes this fix isn't enough, and your battery requires an external recharge. It's best to ask the professionals like our team at The Mechanic Shop about this, as you could void the battery warranty by recharging it yourself.

Sometimes external recharging is not the best option because every battery eventually reaches a point in its life where replacement is the only answer to avoid unexpected breakdowns.

Can I fit my battery myself?

The short answer is yes...But! Modern vehicles are “computers on wheels”, so if you decide to DIY you must follow proper installation procedures to avoid damaging the ECM (Engine Control Module) and TCM (Transmission Control Module).

Plus, if the battery gets incorrectly installed, items like the radio, the navigation system and security codes may need to be professionally reset.

Talk to The Mechanic Shop today. We can recommend the right battery for your needs and install it for you.

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