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My Battery Keeps Going Flat. Have a FREE Auto Electrical checkup at HAE Rockhampton—stocks of new batteries, best quality, lowest price, fitted FREE.

If your car battery keeps dying, there may be an underlying issue such as a faulty alternator, problems with the car's wiring, or a worn alternator drive belt.

A faulty battery will cause voltage spikes that will kill your car’s computer systems, which is very costly. Have your battery and essential electrics tested free of charge by the technicians at Highway Auto Electrics, a trusted family Business operating in Rockhampton since 1966.

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Some of The Reasons Batteries Fail and Go Flat


 

Repeated car battery failure is not a mere coincidence and requires immediate attention to prevent being stranded. While a one-time battery issue may have various causes, persistent battery failure is indicative of a more severe underlying problem.
 

Battery and Auto Electrics Diagnostics


 

 

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Ask Yourself Why Do Car Batteries Die?


There is no shortage of reasons why a car battery may die, but they can generally be classified into three categories: battery problems, electrical system issues, and user error. While some of these issues can be remedied at home, others may necessitate a visit to us at Highway Auto Electrics Rockhampton. It is critical to investigate the issue firsthand prior to determining the appropriate course of action to reign in the costs.

It is important to clarify that when people mention a battery dying repeatedly, they are usually referring to situations where the car won't start after being parked for a while. However, if the battery appears to be dying while driving, it is highly probable that there is a problem with the alternator and the charging system. We will address the alternator issue separately.

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What Causes a Car Battery to Keep Dying?


A car battery dying repeatedly can be caused by various factors, such as loose or corroded battery connections, persistent electrical drains, charging issues, demanding more power than the alternator can provide, and extreme weather conditions.

Some of these issues can cause the battery to die on its own, while others may occur alongside a battery that is already weak or near the end of its lifespan.

  • Leaving on headlights or even a very dim dome light can drain a battery completely overnight.

  • When it's dark outside, it's important to check for any interior lights that may be on in your vehicle. This will help ensure that your car's battery doesn't run out unnecessarily.

  • It is worth noting that some headlights are designed to stay on for a specific period of time. Nevertheless, if the mechanism is malfunctioning, they may remain illuminated permanently.

 

Battery Issues Contributing To Battery Failure


  • A poorly maintained or weak battery may not hold a charge very well.

  • Even small drains, like the memory function in your car radio, may kill a very weak battery.

  • Corroded battery connections can prevent the charging system from topping off your battery when you are driving.

  • Loose battery cable connections can also cause problems.

  • Parasitic drains can be difficult to find, but they are fully capable of killing batteries dead.

  • Common drains include glove box and boot lights that come on, or remain on, when they shouldn't.

  • Hot or cold weather won't kill a battery that's new or in good shape, but a weak or old battery may fail in extreme conditions.

  • Extremely hot or cold weather can also magnify other underlying electrical system issues.

  • If a battery seems to die when you're driving, the charging system may be at fault.

  • Loose or stretched belts and worn tensioners can prevent an alternator from working.

 

 

Checking Headlights, Dome Lights, and Other Accessories


Car batteries have a limited capacity to power headlights, dome lights, and other accessories when the engine is off. This means that if anything is left on after the engine is turned off, the battery is likely to die.

Car batteries have a limited capacity to power headlights, dome lights, and other accessories when the engine is off. This means that if anything is left on after the engine is turned off, the battery is likely to die.

Leaving your car's headlights on, even for a short errand like grocery shopping, can quickly drain a weak battery. And don't think a small interior dome light left on overnight won't do the same. If you're repeatedly dealing with dead batteries, make sure to check for any faint or dimmed dome lights at night when it's easier to spot them in the dark. It's imperative to be mindful of these details to avoid unnecessary and frustrating car troubles.

Some cars keep headlights and other lights on briefly after the engine is turned off. If they remain on for too long, it could drain the battery. Be aware and take action if necessary.
 

About Maintenance and Testing of a Car Battery


If you cannot identify any evident signs, such as headlights or a dome light that has been left on, the next step is to inspect the battery itself. Regular maintenance can prevent many battery issues, and an inadequately maintained battery will not retain its charge as effectively as when it was new.

It is absolutely imperative that you ensure proper electrolyte filling in every cell of an unsealed battery. If the electrolyte level has dropped below the tops of the lead plates, this is a clear indicator of an issue that must be addressed immediately. To maintain battery health, it is recommended to use distilled water when topping off battery cells. However, if the water quality in your area is good, tap water may suffice. An affordable tool called a hydrometer can be used to check the specific gravity of the electrolyte in each cell, indicating which cells may need attention. If after a full charge, one or more cells have a very low reading, it may be a sign that the battery needs to be replaced.

If you want to check your battery, there is another method you can use that involves a tool known as a load tester. Although it may be more expensive, this tool is an effective way of simulating the electrical load of a starter motor. Additionally, it allows you to view both the loaded and unloaded battery voltage. However, if you do not have a load tester, you can take your car to Highway Auto Electrics at North Rockhampton for a thorough battery test completely free of charge. Moreover, if you decide to purchase a new battery from HAE, you will qualify for a lifetime of free testing for that battery and alternator.

If you choose to purchase a load tester for yourself, please keep in mind that batteries that are internally compromised have the potential to explode in certain circumstances. Therefore, it is crucial to wear protective gear when working around batteries.
 

Check for Corroded or Loose Vehicle Battery Connections


When visually inspecting your battery, it is imperative to check for any signs of corrosion on the terminals, cables, or connectors. Do not underestimate the severity of corrosion, as it can manifest as large white, blue, or green blooms of corroded material. Be sure to address any corrosion immediately to prevent further damage to your battery.

If there is any corrosion between the battery terminals and cable connectors, it can affect the starter motor's ability to draw current from the battery and the charging system's ability to fully charge the battery.

Having tight battery connections is crucial for the proper functioning of your vehicle. If you notice loose battery cables, it is highly likely that you have identified a significant issue.
 

Checking Battery Circuit for a Parasitic Drain


If your car battery keeps dying, it's possible that there's a continuous power loss in the system even after you remove the keys and lock the doors. Even if you've checked the headlights and dome light and they're not the cause, there could still be an unseen power drain in your system.

When checking for a drain, it is essential to disconnect a battery cable and test for current flow using an accurate instrument. It is crucial to use the highest amperage setting to prevent damaging the meter.

One of the main reasons why a battery can experience a parasitic drain is due to malfunctioning interior lights such as those found in the trunk, glove compartment, and other areas. Normally, these lights should turn off automatically but if they don't, they have the potential to completely drain the battery overnight.
 

Dealing With Extreme Weather, Charging System Problems, and Weak Batteries


If your battery is already weak, then extreme weather conditions can cause issues. However, if you have already tested the battery and confirmed that it is in good condition, with secure and clean connections, then the weather should not be the cause of any recurring failures.

Repeated battery failure can be attributed to alternator and charging system issues, which may also cause drivability problems. To effectively troubleshoot, ensure that the alternator belt is free from cracks and tight. If it feels loose, it may impede the alternator's capacity to generate enough power to charge the battery and other essential systems.
 

What If Your Battery Keeps Dying When Driving?


If you notice that your car battery keeps dying while you're driving, it's likely not due to the battery itself. The battery's role is to power the starter motor and provide electricity to accessories like lights and the radio when the engine is off. Once the engine starts running, the charging system takes over. Therefore, if you experience battery issues while the engine is running, it's more than likely a problem with your charging system.

It is crucial to note that the alternator drive belt is the sole charging system component that you can conveniently inspect without specialised equipment. If the alternator belt is loose, you must tighten it. However, if your belt uses an automatic tensioner, the issue may lie with it. Additionally, belts can stretch with time, which may also be the root of the problem.
 

The Trouble With Checking a Charging System at Home


When a car's alternator stops charging and the engine shuts down, it's often due to a faulty alternator that requires repair or replacement. However, there are numerous factors that can cause a car's electrical system to fail while driving, and even more causes for an engine to suddenly stop running.

See more solutions alternator charging batteries.
 

How to Keep Your Battery From Repeatedly Dying


It is a fact that all batteries will eventually expire, but taking good care of your lead-acid battery in your car can prolong its life. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure it remains in good working condition. If you are experiencing frequent battery failure, it could be shortening the overall lifespan of the battery.

If you want your battery to last longer, it's important to prevent corrosion, ensure that battery connections are tight and secure, and avoid letting the electrolyte in a non-sealed battery decrease. By taking these precautions, you can significantly extend the life of your battery.

While you may not be able to prevent all issues with your battery, such as unexpected parasitic drain, addressing these problems promptly can extend the battery's lifespan.
 
 

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Car diagnostic check at Highway Auto Electrics


Diagnosing engine problems has been transformed in recent years since modern vehicles are increasingly controlled and monitored by built-in electronic management systems.

HAE's technicians communicate directly with the onboard computer to interrogate the various ECU vehicle systems it controls, thus enabling accurate in-time services to your vehicle and preventing expensive replacements later.

No disassembly is involved in the modern computer diagnostic process. However, some physical inspection of components is necessary to ensure absolute accuracy before compiling a report of the vehicle's problems should any faults exist.
 

What are the benefits of a car diagnostic checkup?


Highway Auto Electrics uses the most modern diagnostic equipment suitable for most modern vehicles and their different engine management systems.

The engine combustion process creates an area of variables regarding power output, fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. The engine management computers take information from numerous sensors and respond to start-up and power output requirements.

During the engine diagnosis process, any out-of-range sensor inputs are recorded for later examination during the ongoing diagnostic process. The ones that often stand out relate to safety, as in brakes and steering.

 

About a Car diagnostic check at Highway Auto Electrics Rockhampton


Early intervention is the key to getting the best performance out of your car's electronic management systems. Fuel economy and engine power output are the principal benefits, along with the minimising failure of these expensive components. A "Stitch-in-time" saves you money.

  • Fault analysis with the latest diagnostic equipment

  • For all modern vehicle engine management systems

  • Workshop technicians trained to an advanced level

  • Adjustment for optimum performance and emissions

  • Early warning of a failing battery

  • Alternator charging

  • Fuel consumption

  • Fault codes

  • Lifetime quality guarantee*

 

 

Some benefits of using Highway Auto Electrics:


  • Lifetime quality guarantee*

  • 24,000kms or 24 month guarantee on new parts

  • We service all makes and models

  • Battery warranty is in accordance with the battery manufacturers terms and conditions

  • We use only quality and reputable products

  • You know costs upfront, with no hidden extras

  • Qualified and experienced technicians

  • Quick and efficient customer personal service

  • Messaging service for reliable instant contact

 

Having experienced and highly skilled auto electricians plus 56 years of operational experience, we can provide the highest level of technical support for modern automotive systems with quality control and lifetime quality guarantee* all at a fair price.

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Keep Your Car Reliable With Our Free Testing Service


We know how frustrating it can be when your car refuses to start or the warning signals are flashing on the dashboard. But with our reliable, quick and efficient service, we're here to help! So book a diagnostic checkup and know your vehicle will be safe and reliable.

We hope we can always assist you with the service we are so proud of. Thank you and drive safe!

 

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Your Battery Near Death Warning Signs


You just woke up. You're running late. And when you need it most—your car won't start. You keep turning the key, but your engine isn't starting. It's raining buckets outside, and thunder pours on the drama. You could have had an aggressive orchestral track playing to accompany your frustration, but your radio is just as unresponsive as the rest of your car.

Today is that day; your car battery is dead – Don’t let it happen to you; read on to discover the early warning signs of a battery that’s dying and get lifetime free electrical checks at Highway Auto Electrics.

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Modern cars are as electronic as they were once mechanical. So now more than ever, you need the correct battery, not the cheapest, but the one designed to handle the electronic load reliably. So book a free battery remaining life test now and get an alternator charge rate test included. (07) 4926 1303.

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The Benefits of A Quick Accurate Electrical Diagnosis


Our Technicians use a mix of experience, knowledge and specific diagnostic tools to identify a range of Electrical/Electronic faults. Diagnosing the problem fast saves you money and assures all associated faults are identified and dealt with.

Once we’ve found the problem, we’ll explain the work that needs to be done before repairing the component and resetting your vehicle’s systems. Using this technology, you will enjoy a fast and efficient turnaround on auto electrical repairs, saving you money on expensive replacement parts, thus ensuring you’re back on the road quickly at minimum cost.

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Examples of vehicles we service
● Audi
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Highway Auto Electrics offer personal service and quality workmanship guaranteed* for life.


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

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

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