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Want to get the best out of your Century car battery? Follow these tips to keep your car battery in tip top condition and get the best performance from it.

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Things you can do to maximise your car battery’s lifespan
Things you can do to maximise your car battery’s lifespan
The lifespan of your car battery depends on how frequently you drive your car, the conditions you put your car under, and how often you keep your gadgets …
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‘Maintenance free' batteries still need to be serviced occassionally
‘Maintenance free’ batteries still need to be serviced occasionally
SLA (sealed lead-acid battery) or VRLA (valve regulated lead-acid battery) are a type of lead-acid rechargeable car battery. They are more commonly known as …
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If my car won’t start, is it a battery problem?
Not necessarily. If your car won’t start and the car battery is still in good condition, it could be a problem with the starter motor. Otherwise, if this problem happened …
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Driving short distances drains your car battery faster.
If you are only driving short distances with your car, you may not be giving your alternator enough time to recharge the car battery. Several factors affect an alternator’s ability …
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If your headlights swing between dim and bright, check your alternator.
If you notice this happening, it’s more likely that your altenator is having a problem instead of your car battery. Dim headlights are a sign that they are drawing power …
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If in doubt, have your car battery tested
You can have your car battery tested at a workshop or car battery dealer that has the right equipment. Or you can arrange an appointment with us to test your …
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Make sure your car battery is properly secured
If your car battery is loosely clamped or not properly secured in place, it could experience more vibrations than normal when your vehicle is moving, especially if you’re driving on …
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Check your car battery regularly
Periodically popping the bonnet to inspect your car battery is a good habit. One of the most common causes of reduced car battery performance is corrosion. Corrosion is typically found …
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