Buy ANY Car Battery & Get $30 OFF $30 OFF when you trade-in your old car battery! Help the Planet! Recycle and be Rewarded. LIMITED TIME *Ts&Cs Apply *$30 Trade-In Offer Terms and Conditions The Trade-in/ discount offer applies to the Manufacturers Retail Price (MRP) or Recommended Retail Price (RRP) during the promotional period, when a used car battery, of equivalent size, is given to the participating store at the time of purchasing a new replacement battery from the store. The offer is based on car starting batteries and stop/start car batteries only and does not apply to other battery technology or categories including lithium, AGM, Commercial Batteries, Solar batteries, Hybrid batteries, Gel batteries or any lead acid deep cycle battery. Not in conjunction with any other offer or ZipPay or any buy now, pay later product. Offer is applicable to the equivalent sized automotive battery being provided to the participating store at the time of the purchase of a new replacement battery, during store opening hours. Limit of two (2) trade-in/ discount offers per customer during the promotional period. The Trade-In/ discount offer promotional period is 12:01am 9 March 2023 to 11:59pm April 30, 2023. Not redeemable for cash, vouchers or other gifts and can only be redeemed as a discount on the equivalent battery purchase at RRP or MRP.
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The Battery place Nambour has stock of Accessories for charging ,maintaining your batteries. From small household batteries to cars and large earthmoving and trucks we stock Batteries to suit almost any application. Call our expert team now or drop into The Battery Place in Nambour and let us assist you with choosing the right accessory or battery for your application.
The following steps describe the best method to charge your bike battery. In order to keep your bike ready to go at all times, we recommend using a trickle charger, especially if you don’t use your bike regularly. – Remove the motorcycle’s seat to access the battery. – Make sure your trickle-charger isn’t plugged into the outlet. – Connect the red clamp to the positive post of the dead battery. It will have a “+” symbol (and possibly a red cover). – Connect the black clamp to an unpainted, grounded metal surface somewhere on the motorcycle’s frame. – Once everything is connected, plug the trickle charger into the outlet. – In an effort to prevent overloading the dead battery, trickle chargers take a few hours to a full day to charge. Wait for the recommended period of time on the box. Remove the clamps in reverse order; black clamp from the grounded surface, red clamp from the dead battery, then start the motorcycle. If the engine doesn’t start, reattach the cables and try charging again. If it does, you’re done! If the bike fails to start, bring battery or both in to the Battery Place in Nambour and we can fully test or replace on the spot.
Mistakes can often be made when changing your own car battery. Car batteries can generally last for five years provided they are given proper maintenance. Its longevity is however also dependent on other factors such as the climate, the vehicles operation, how you use your vehicle (start regularity & distance travelled). Overcharging or undercharging the battery can also cause premature failure. Before you consider doing it yourself, think of the following : Do I have the necessary safety gear ? Am i strong enough to lift the battery out and a new on in ? Am I technically savvy to complete this ? Do I have the necessary tools and devices ? Am i prepared to accept the consequences if things go wrong ? Is it just easier to get it done by the experts ? Firstly, using a voltmeter, test the battery voltage, then start the car and test that the alternator is charging the battery correctly. Often people replace a battery due to a faulty alternator. If you have decided that it is your battery, then ensure you have a memory minder that ensures your vehicle retains its electronics and data before removing the old battery. The biggest risk with changing over a car battery is when trying to disconnect the dead battery in the wrong order. Before changing your car battery, you should ensure that the new battery you are replacing it with is fully charged. Then start with disconnecting the negative cable first followed by the positive cable. Undo any of the hold down clamps/brackets and ensure they are well clear of the battery terminals to avoid an accidental short. Be very careful not to drop or misplace the nuts. Lift the dead battery by removing it in an upright position. This is to prevent its acidic solution from leaking out. Respect the weight of the product when lifting as often its in an awkward position and can easily cause an injury to your back or hands. Place the old battery in a safe place to avoid contact with acid residue. You can then place the new battery at the position of the former one. So wouldn’t it be easier to just just call into the Battery Place Nambour and get your vehicle electrics tested to ensure the correct solution is provided…….and without getting your hands dirty ! We can also dispose of your old battery safely and environmentally friendly for free.
Generally speaking, normal lead acid vehicle starting batteries, consist of thinner plates and more free flowing acid. Genuine Marine batteries are made up of thicker, heavier lead plates similar to that found in deep cycle batteries. They also contain glass mat separators to absorb the high impacts of boating to reduce the negative impact of vibration. There are also Dual Purpose marine batteries which are built slightly different to marine starting in that they have deep cycling paste to allow additional cycling abilities to that of a starting battery. Its certainly worthwhile paying a little extra for a genuine marine battery to optimise performance & life. If you’r looking for a new battery for your boat, then come in and see us or call us at The Battery Place in Nambour. Our team will ensure you get the right battery for your application.
Dealing with a flat car battery is never ideal. We have all been there. You’re leaving the supermarket and you see someone who clearly can’t get their car started. They’re jump-starting their flat car battery with the help of a good samaritan. What happens when your in their position? Or you are the closest person and are being called on to help jump-start someone else’s car? As a driver, it is important that you know how to jump-start a vehicle for your own emergency, or to step in as that good Samaritan to be able to help out someone else. Without the proper education and knowledge, jump-starting a battery can go very wrong. You need to learn how to properly and safely jump start a vehicle. Look no further: we are here to help. We have outlined a step-by-step guide below so that you will have no troubles jump-starting your car safely in times of need. The Battery Place Nambour provides a jump starting service if you require it, to get you back on the road so the easiest way is to call our team on (07) 5441 4765 now. But if you need to do it yourself, then here’s how to do it. Before Jump Starting Read the vehicle owners manual for instructions and follow their advice. Always have jumper cables stored and readily available in your car – you never know when you are going to need them. When buying them, be sure they come with a surge protector built in and that they are suitable for starting your type of car. Locate where the battery is in each car and identify the positive and negative terminals. The positive terminal will have a (+) symbol which is normally your red positive lead and the negative terminal will have a (-) symbol, which is normally your black negative lead. If you have any difficulty, refer to your car owner’s manual guide for assistance on your battery’s location. Double check to make sure your battery is not damaged in any way. This includes corrosion or any fluid leaking. If it is, do not try to jump start your battery yourself. First and foremost, make sure your battery is actually the problem. Try starting your car – if it is very slow to turn on, makes a clicking sound or does not do anything at all, your battery is probably flat. However if you hear the engine quickly cranking, a dead battery is not the issue and this jump-start guide won’t be what you need to fix your issue. Check your headlights. If they are bright, a dead battery is not the issue. However if they are dim, that is a good indication that your car battery is flat, dead or on the way out. What You Will Need: – Jump leads – Another functioning car or fully charged battery or Jumpstarter pack – Safety goggles and gloves if you have them (recommended) Jump-Starting the Car Find someone with a car nearby that has a functioning battery that will assist you in jumping your own car. The working jumper car will need to park next to yours so that the front noses are very close but not touching. They must be close enough that the jump leads can reach both batteries once the bonnets are opened. If the two cars are touching in any way, you can cause serious electrical damage to both vehicles when you jump the battery. Be sure both cars are fully turned off (including lights, radio, A/C and all accessories), in either park (for automatic transmission) or neutral (for manual transmission), with the keys removed. Use the parking brake on both vehicles, so no unexpected movements occur. Separate and untangle your jumper leads. Be sure that the black and red ends never touch one another once they are connected to either of the car batteries. Take one clamp of the red positive (+) jumper lead and attach it to the positive terminal on the dead battery. Take the second red positive (+) clamp and secure it to the positive terminal on the good battery. Take one end of the black negative (-) jumper lead and attach it to the negative terminal on the good battery. Take the second black negative (-) clamp and connect it to a spot of clean, unpainted metal under the bonnet of the dead car. This can be somewhere on the engine block, or any piece of shiny metal attached to the engine, as long as it is not near the battery. Never connect the black negative clamp to the negative terminal of the dead battery – unless you want to see sparks or an explosion! Before moving forward – stop and double check that your jump leads are not touching any moving parts in the engine areas. Now you’re ready to attempt your jump-start. Start up the working car that is doing the jump, and allow it to run for a couple of minutes. This gives time to charge the dead battery. Now it is time to start the dead car. Once you get the car started, remove the jumper cables. The order of removal is crucial – you must do it in the reverse order to the way in which you attached them – remembering to never let any of the cables or clamps touch. Remove the black negative (-) clamp from the grounded metal on the previously dead car. Remove the other black negative (-) clamp from the negative terminal. Remove the red positive (+) clamp from positive terminal on the good car. Finally, remove the last red positive (+) clamp from the positive terminal of the previously dead battery. If you had to remove any positive red protective covers prior to jumping, you can put them back on now. Once you get your car up and running again, don’t turn off the car for at least 20-30 minutes. This is a must! It will allow time for the battery to recharge itself somewhat but it rarely can fully charge the battery just by driving unless its for multiple hours at once. Charge the battery at home or bring it in to The Battery Place in Nambour for a full test and charge. You do not want to go through the same thing again! Give yourself a pat on the back. You have now successfully jump-started a vehicle! If the Jump-Start Fails If you followed all of these steps, and still have no luck, then it probably means you battery is not flat but dead and in need of replacing. If the car starts but dies again, the issue is likely to be something else other than a dead battery. If this is the case contact the team at The Battery Place in Nambour on (07) 5441 4765 and we will be happy to come to you and help figure out whether we are able to fix it or if it’s time for a battery replacement. After reading this guide, you should now be a jump starting whiz. Hopefully the next time you go to turn your car key to find your battery is dead, you will be prepared with the tools and knowledge to be able to perform a jump-start safely and securely, getting you back on the road in no time or helping out someone else. For any further information regarding your car battery, be sure to call us at the Battery Place in Nambour and our expert team will be glad to assist.
Firstly, you need to have the correct charger for your particular battery. Check the car owners manual for information, ask your car dealer or local battery specialist (like us). Read the charger manual and make sure you understand how the charger works and what precautions are necessary as they are all subtly different. Pay close attention to all the warnings such as charging in a clean non-flammable area away from other hazards. Remove both battery cables from the battery terminals by firstly the negative (black) cable followed by the positive (red) cable. Check that the charger is not plugged in to an electric outlet and that the power switch is off. Connect the chargers positive cable (normally red) to the positive (+) battery terminal and the chargers negative cable (normally black) to the negative (-) battery terminal. If your charger allows it, decide whether you want to charge the battery slowly or quickly. Follow the Chargers instructions but generally, select a lower charging voltage and current for a trickle charge and a higher setting for a quicker charge. Check the charger manual for the proper settings. Normally the trickle charge process gives the best results. Select whether the charger will run for a specific amount of time or automatically shut off when the battery is charged. Not all chargers have this feature. Leave the charger and cables in one place while the battery is charging. Turn off and unplug the charger when the battery is fully charged. Disconnect the cables, starting with the negative cable, and then moving on to the positive. Test your battery using a Voltmeter and check the charge has ben successful. If the test result if not over 12.6 volts, after following the correct process, you may require a new battery. Bring your vehicle in and we can conduct further testing and replace your battery if required.
Did you know approximately 60% of breakdowns in winter are due to battery failure ? This is just what we love doing – rescuing our local community. Today, we were out replacing batteries roadside for our local school bus. Cant stop getting the kids to school and back ! We were called out and 45 minutes later, the bus and the kids were on their way again. Fast quality and friendly service and always a pleasure to help out our Nambour community. When you are broken down with a dead battery, just call us and we’ll come running. Better still, come in and get your free battery check so this doesn’t happen to you !
Setting up for a dual battery system will depend on your vehicle type, whether it has a smart Alternator charging system, space you’re prepared to give up, what you are wanting to power in the form of accessories and of course your budget. This will determine what system you will need to suit. Due to all of these factors and the work required to connect the necessary components, it’s always best to seek our advice and workmanship for a total efficient and peace of mind solution. Most newer cars, utes, and RVs have a smart charger and will likely require a DC – DC charger, which range in price but are around $350 for a reasonable quality basic unit and easily installed if you have some basic 12 volt knowledge to do it yourself. Depending on the types of accessories you wish to run, but if you wish to run 240 volt accessories then you will require an Inverter. These range in price also, starting at approximately $500 and need technical expertise to install with the other components. A key component is obviously the Battery. There are three types technologies which vary in quality and price. There is lead acid (flooded & SMF), AGM and Lithium. They are all have different features and benefits but generally you pay for what you get. We have all of these accessories in-store and can provide you with the advice you need to either do it yourself or get it done by our experts. We can show you the products and sizes to fit so drop in to our store and we are happy to help set up and advise you on the best set up to suit your requirements and budget.