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Why choose an RAA Battery?

If you're an RAA Road Service member you only pay for the battery – we'll deliver and install it for free.
 

RAA also has an extensive range of quality batteries for 4WDs, SUVs, motorcycles, boats, caravans & mobility scooters.

 

24/7 free delivery and installation
RAA Road Service members are entitled to free battery delivery and installation, Australia-wide.
Australia-wide warranty
RAA batteries are covered by our Australia-wide warranty of up to 36 months.
Member discount
Premium and Plus members get $20 off the price of a new battery.
Extensive range
Only quality batteries carry the RAA name. We stock batteries for cars, 4wd's, SUVs, motorcycles, boats, caravans and mobility scooters. More info
Battery testing
We thoroughly test your existing battery to see if it really needs replacing.
Free battery recycling
We'll remove your old battery for environmentally responsible recycling at no extra charge.

RAA Battery enquiry form

For more information, complete the form below and we'll get back to you, or call us on 08 8202 4689.

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Battery FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about batteries.
If your answer is not here please contact us on 08 8202 4689.
 

Q: What causes a car battery to drain overnight?

A battery will gradually discharge if a radio or interior light is left on, and a fully charged battery will go flat within 4 to 5 hours if the headlights remain on overnight. Parasitic drain, or key-off drain, is a cumulative effect caused by electrical devices like radio presets, alarm systems, clocks and door locking systems, which continue to use power while the engine is off.

Q: What is a Starting battery?

Starting batteries are designed to start a vehicle by providing a large amount of power over a short period of time.

Q: What is a Deep Cycle battery?

Usually rated in Amp Hours, Deep Cycle batteries are designed to produce a small amount of power over a long period of time, and to be drained and then recharged. They're ideal for powering camping accessories like lights, fridges, radios etc., but they're not designed to produce the amount of current needed to start a vehicle.

Q: Why do batteries tend to fail in hot or cold weather?

The fluid level in the cells of non maintenance-free batteries needs to be regularly checked and topped up with distilled water when necessary. Hot weather can reduce the level of this fluid and cause internal damage. RAA batteries are maintenance-free and do not require topping up. Hot weather also speeds up the chemical reaction inside the battery, leading to faster deterioration of the plates, while cold weather can slow down this reaction and cause sluggish performance.

Q: How can I tell if my battery is weak?

Batteries disintegrate over time because the acid slowly corrodes the internal components. A battery usually gives little warning before it has insufficient power to start a car. The most accurate way to check its condition is by measuring the remaining capacity with an electronic battery tester, which can be done by RAA or your mechanic.

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Fact or Myth?

There's a wealth of information and advice available about car batteries.
Here we try to separate fact from myth.
 

A battery can self-discharge naturally while in storage.

Fact: Calcium batteries have a good shelf life, but to ensure their longevity it's important they're used regularly. When it comes to automotive batteries, it's use it or lose it!

If you're going away for an extended period we suggest you get a friend or family member to occasionally take your car for a drive to keep your battery in tip-top condition, or connect a maintenance charger to prevent it from going flat.

Changing a battery is easy and I can do it myself.

Myth: Many post-1990 vehicles have on-board electronics that rely on the battery as a power source. This means that disconnecting the battery without a memory minder can cause a loss of software information and could scramble some of your settings. RAA Patrols always use this equipment when changing a battery, so you know that your data and radio settings will be saved.

As long as I can jump-start my car battery I don't need to replace it.

Myth: In some cases a jump-start may be all that's required, e.g. if an inside light is left on or you're restarting the car after long-term storage. However, it's still important to get your battery tested for any degradation. Batteries don't last forever and as they degrade you'll find yourself requiring more and more jump-starts.

A 20 minute drive will recharge the battery.

Myth: When a battery goes flat it needs to be fully recharged in order to perform at its best. The only way to do this is by using a compatible multi-stage charger, which will efficiently provide the unit with the power it needs to be restored. There's also a good chance this will extend the life of the battery.

Batteries can never harm the charging system.

Myth: The health of your battery is key to ensuring that all aspects of the charging system are working properly. The battery not only provides power to the electrical circuits in the car, but also helps to power the engine, alternator and voltage regulators. Irregularities in the battery's charge can cause outages and problems in a whole range of systems, and cause your vehicle to perform erratically.

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