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Car Battery Life Expectancy Improved by HAA Rockhampton

A car battery is a forgotten but essential part of having a safe and reliable vehicle you can depend on. Book a free battery life test at HAB Rockhampton.

With some understanding of how an automotive battery works can help with the reliability of your car thus preventing being stranded by the roadside and running late.

Watch For Your Battery Near Death Warning Signs

See below for a comprehensive coverage which can help you make the right decision when shopping for a new car battery.

Car, SUV, and 4WD Battery Tests, Maintenance & Replacements.

Highway Auto Batteries offer you this information in the interest of your safety along with some guidance in helping you make the best decisions about your vehicle's electrical and electronic systems and battery replacement. Cars are now more electronic than mechanical and that means the battery is now a critical element in function and reliability of your vehicle.

Price is what you pay, Value is what you get!

Nothing is as appropriate as the above statement when it comes to choosing batteries for modern vehicles, where a single electronic component can cost many thousands of dollars. The battery does so much more than start the car, it is a part of the traffic flow of electrons travelling to and from components all around the vehicle. One corrupt transaction within the battery will create electronic chaos. A good reason to get specialist advice on how much more to pay to save so much more. Buy only the right battery for your vehicle.

Beware of resellers who are so attuned to offering the cheaper battery (just to get a sale) telling you it will do the job so why pay more. The answer to this is to deal only with resellers who are Automotive Engineers and work with automotive electronic control systems day to day and will recommend the most appropriate replacement battery for your vehicle. The cost difference could be $50 and the potential bad battery damage bill could be $3000.

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Automotive Battery Types.

Deep cycle batteries are designed to provide a steady amount of current over a long period of time, though they can provide a surge when needed. They are also designed to be deeply discharged over and over again, whereas repetitive deep discharge would rapidly kill a starting battery. Deep cycle batteries are commonly found in Caravans, Boats and Yachts, Golf Carts, Mobility scooters, Work platforms, Floor scrubbers etc.


Dual purpose batteries are designed for vehicles that require both cranking and light deep cycling and offer a good compromise between the two. You can learn more about the different types of car batteries here.

Battery Terminology.


All batteries have a negative and positive terminal to which cables connect, allowing an electrical current to flow from the battery to the car’s engine and accessories. Battery terminals should be checked regularly for dirt or corrosion, which can be harmful to the battery.


Size or group size refers to the height, width and length of the battery, designed to different sizes to fit most cars’ battery trays. Batteries are grouped by BCI (Battery Council International) Group Number. It’s important to note that while the same battery will fit many vehicles, other factors play a role in choosing the right battery for your car.


Battery age is determined by the manufacturing date. A battery is considered “fresh” if it is less than 6 months old. Most date codes are stamped on the battery case or label and begin with two characters, a letter and a number. The letter corresponds with the month the battery was manufactured (A for January, B for February, etc.) and the number indicates the year (4 for 2014, 5 for 2015, etc.).


A battery is considered dead when it no longer has enough charge to operate anything electrical. A number of factors wear on your battery, including climate, driving patterns, amount of use, faulty or broken parts such as an alternator or alternator belt, and age of the battery. We recommend having your battery checked every few months to avoid getting stranded by a dead battery. Highway Auto Batteries Rockhampton will test your battery free of charge.


Rankings offer information about the amount of power your battery can produce. Starting or cranking batteries typically have twice the CCAs of deep cycle batteries, while deep cycle batteries have two to three times the RC.

Battery Near Death Warning Signs.

  • Slow engine crank.

  • Corrosion around terminals.

  • Leaking battery.

  • Your battery terminals are corroded

  • Battery warning light is on.


The Three Great Battery Mistakes.

  • 1-Replace a perfectly good battery.

  • 2-Tolerate a defective battery.

  • 3-Install a cheap problem prone battery.


Battery Jump Starting.

Everything you wanted to know about safely jump starting another vehicle from yours or any which way. Click or tap below>>

How to jump start a dead battery.
Examples of vehicles we service
● Audi
● Daewoo
● Daihatsu
● Datsun
● Fiat
● Ford
● Holden
● Honda
● Hyundai
● Isuzu Ute
● Jeep
● Kia
● Land Rover
● Lexus
● Mazda
● Mini
● Mitsubishi
● Nissan
● Subaru
● Suzuki
● Toyota
● Volkswagen
● Volvo

Highway Auto Batteries, offer personal service and quality workmanship guaranteed* for life.

booking car servicing rockhampton For any of the above services or for any automotive repairs, Mechanical, Air-conditioning, Auto electrical, Cruise control, Caravan services, Bosch, Delkor and Century Batteries.

You can speak with Cathy or Steve who will talk you through any automotive service questions and advice; they are well-informed, patient, professionals. (07) 4926 1303

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Auto Electrics, Supply and Fit These Electrical Parts at Mechanics Rocky Rockhampton

    1. Battery

    2. Alternator

    3. Starter Motor

    4. Ignition System

    5. On Board Computers (ECU)

    6. Fuse Box

    7. Control Relays

    8. Control Sensors

    9. ABS Control Module

    10. SRS Air Bags

    11. Caravan Solar

    12. Caravan Battery Systems

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