If you have an AGM then you should replace it with an AGM. Vehicles with EFB batteries can be replaced with either another EFB or an AGM. Lead acid batteries can be replaced like for like or with an EFB or AGM battery.
We service the Perth metro area, including Rockingham and Mandurah, and all major regional centres throughout WA. You can find RAC Batteries as far north as Karratha and down south to Esperance. Our battery warranty is valid Australia-wide.
If you’re in the Perth metro area, in most cases we’ll have you back on the road again within an hour.
The cost depends on the make and model of your vehicle. Call RAC Batteries on 13 11 11 for an instant quote.
The life of your car battery can vary due to many factors, including:
- Initial construction of the battery.
- The climate where your vehicle is used (e.g. extremely hot or extremely cold weather).
- How often you use your vehicle.
- If your vehicle is regularly serviced and maintained.
- If your battery is regularly maintained.
All RAC batteries are guaranteed for the term of the warranty period. If you have any questions about your RAC battery warranty, contact us on 13 11 11.
Yes, we offer up to three years nationwide warranty for a private vehicle, or 12 months for a commercial vehicle. The length of the warranty depends on the type of battery and what it’s used for.
Recharge your battery with a battery charger designed for your battery. Normal driving will not restore it to a reliable level of charge which will impact the life of your battery. Recharging a flat battery could take up to 48 hours depending on how flat it is. You can buy a battery charger from our online shop or from one of our Auto Service centres.
Deep-cycle batteries are most commonly used to run accessories or additional features in vehicles, motorhomes and caravans. They’re separate from the batteries we fit to start your car, and are designed to be discharged over many cycles (discharged and recharged is equal to one cycle) without adversely affecting the battery’s life. Deep-cycle batteries generally have thicker plates to reduce plate buckling and are rated in amp hours.
A calcium battery is a lead acid battery with no antimony in its grids. Instead, a calcium component (around 1%) is added to both the positive and negative plates. This works to reduce water loss through gassing in the battery and allows the battery container to be fully sealed and maintenance-free. Calcium batteries are less likely to be affected by extreme weather conditions and higher charge rates, so many modern cars now use them to combat higher power demands.
CCA stands for ‘cold cranking amps’ and is the recognised industry standard for rating battery performance. It’s recommended that more power-hungry vehicles (through things like fitted accessories) use batteries with higher CCAs – the higher the CCA, the more powerful the battery.
Sealed batteries are known to be maintenance free. It’s not necessary to add distilled water to sealed battery cells, so no maintenance is needed. However, under normal conditions the fluid level will last for the life cycle of the battery.
AGM batteries have an output higher than a calcium battery, making them suitable for hybrid cars or stop-start vehicles. The acid in an AGM battery is completely absorbed into glass mat separators, which are sandwiched between the negative and positive plates. The battery is sealed and designed to be maintenance-free, and the sandwich-style construction gives it an excellent resistance to vibration. Calcium has been added by manufactures for many years.
Yes, we stock a large range of truck batteries. Truck batteries are generally ordered as required to ensure that we provide the correct battery of the right quality to suit the truck. However, there’s a large range of trucks that take car batteries. We can service these immediately and get you back on the road within an hour (Perth metro only).
Yes, we stock a wide range of batteries to suit most types of 4WDs, from small to large.
Yes, we have a wide variety of marine batteries to suit your boat. RAC marine batteries can be ordered and delivered to your door the same day for you to install – simply call 13 11 11 with your battery size and horsepower requirements.