AA Battery Services

The AA Battery Service department is your one-stop mobile shop for electrical problems and battery replacements. The service is only available to AA Members and Fleetcare customers.

As an AA Member you benefit from our competitive prices but above all, you will never be stranded because of an expired battery:

  • Our prices include the call out fee, so we come to you in times of need 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • We diagnose the problem before replacing the battery, as various other things could be wrong.
  • A qualified AA Battery Technician will diagnose the problem on arrival. Each vehicle carries a unique high tech portable device that produces a complete diagnoses of a vehicle’s battery and charging system (this is a free service to AA Members). This device is used to identify the type of battery needed.
  • Payment is easy with on-the-spot mobile card terminals which can do transactions with your debit card, credit card or cash. You’ll be back on the road in no time!
  • Our high-quality batteries (made from Nickel and Calcium) can last three to four years (provided the charging system in your vehicle is operating optimally at all times). The latest batteries give up to 20% longer service life than conventional lead acid products, so you won’t need to replace yours as often as inferior ones. Our batteries come with a 12-month warranty.

When last did you check your car battery?

A little battery maintenance can save you a lot of hassle… Problems with car batteries are high on the AA’s call-out rate but with new technology Silver Calcium batteries (AA products), much better cold starting performance and longer service life than ever before, is provided. This is despite the fact of the far greater amount of electronic and current consuming equipment found in today’s cars.

If your car is already displaying worrying symptoms, such as sluggish cold starting (in the morning) then the only solution may be to bite the bullet and replace the battery. The AA installs only Silver Calcium – lead acid batteries. The best advice is to have the battery checked before winter starts, particularly if it is more than three years old. An automotive battery last up to three years, which means around 30% of cars need a battery each year – a worrying statistic considering that without a working battery a driver is stranded.

Batteries produced in South Africa are of good quality but they are often poorly maintained. A common error is to overfill or under fill a battery with distilled water, which reduces the battery’s lifespan and failure inevitably at the most unexpected moment.

Battery failure is a common problem but with correct battery maintenance, you can ensure longer battery life. The AA offers the following tips:

  • Maintain battery fluid to the correct level.
  • Have the charging system checked regularly.
  • Keep the battery clean of dirt and grease.
  • Defective dashboard switches for seemingly low current consumers like the glove compartment light or rear wash/wipe should be rectified before they drain the battery.
  • The condition and correct tension of the V-belt connecting the engine to the alternator should be checked to prevent any slippage.

Phone the AA now on 0861 000 234 for all your battery requirements.