Typically, car batteries are of the lead-acid type and are categorized as SLI (Starting, Lighting, Ignition) batteries, designed to deliver a high power burst briefly to start the engine. Most automotive batteries have a standard nominal voltage of 12 volts, with their capacity expressed in ampere-hours (Ah), indicating the amount of current they can supply over time. An essential specification of car batteries is the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), which measures the battery’s ability to start an engine in cold temperatures.
The average lifespan of a car battery is around 3 to 5 years, but this can vary based on factors like usage patterns, maintenance, and climatic conditions. Indicators of a failing battery include a slow engine crank, dimming lights, electrical issues, and a lit battery light on the dashboard.
Car batteries eventually wear out and need replacement. It’s essential to choose the right battery for your vehicle and to recycle the old one properly due to its hazardous components. At Battery Central Brisbane, our experienced staff are here to assist with all your car and automotive battery needs. From selection to maintenance advice, we ensure that you have the right battery for your vehicle at the best price.