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Don’t let a flat battery stop you in your tracks - RACQ is here to help

In Queensland, the heat and humidity play a role in reducing your battery’s life. That's why RACQ batteries are designed for Queensland's harsh conditions. Here you will find all you need to know about our 24/7 battery replacement service for car and 4WD batteries plus how to look after your battery, so it stays in top condition longer. We also sell marine, deep cycle and motorcycle batteries from selected outlets.

Battery replacement service

If you’re stuck somewhere with a flat battery, RACQ is here to help 24/7, 365 days a year. Our mobile car battery replacement team can get to most areas of Queensland usually within an hour.

  • RACQ members save $25 off the RRP
  • An Australia-wide warranty up to 36 months
  • Up to 96% of your old battery recycled

If you need battery assistance, request a patrol online or call 13 1111.

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Buy car batteries or chargers

Buy your battery

We offer a large range of vehicle, marine, deep cycle and motorcycle batteries.

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Find the right car battery

RACQ can help you find the best battery for your car. Just select the make, model and vehicle year and you’re on your way.

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Where to buy a battery

If you'd prefer to pick up your new car, marine or deep cycle battery, find your nearest stockist here.

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Refer to terms and conditions for full product information including what you can claim under warranty.

Battery advice and FAQs

Follow our tips on how to use a car battery charger:

  1. Check your battery for wear and tear and check the battery fluid is topped up. If the battery’s damaged – get a new one, rather than a charger
  2. Different chargers work on different batteries. Find your battery type and you’ll know what battery charger to get
  3. Turn off all electrics and keep the battery charger turned off too
  4. Follow the manufacturer instructions. Some chargers need the battery removed to work, others just need cell caps removed. Even if you’ve charged a battery before, follow the instructions to keep everyone safe

Once the charger is connected it can take up to 12 hours to fully charge a flat battery.

How long a battery lasts depends on:

  • proper installation
  • the climate in which the car operates
  • how often the car is used
  • how regularly the battery and car are maintained.

All RACQ batteries are guaranteed for the term of the warranty providing you properly maintain your battery and regularly use your vehicle. Read our battery terms & conditions.

  1. Keep your battery charged
  2. Learn how to charge a car battery. You can use a special charger to keep your battery fully charged. Charged batteries keep the internal chemical balance in-check, reducing battery wear.
  3. Keep electrolyte levels topped up
  4. If you have a maintenance-free battery there’s no need to check fluid levels. Low-maintenance batteries need their levels checked regularly, regardless of the battery type.
  5. Refit battery heat shields
  6. Battery shields protect your battery from heat. Excessive heat leads to overheating and swelling.
  7. Turn off all lights before you leave the car
  8. Clean battery terminals and remove any build-up from the outside.
  9. Inspect your battery for any leaks, bulging or cracks

If you’ve got any obvious wear, it’s time to get a new battery.

Car batteries can look good on the outside, but what’s going on inside can be a different story. Looking over your battery for any wear or feeling a sluggish start can be a tell-tale sign you may need a new battery. The biggest killer of batteries in Queensland is heat. Heat speeds up the reaction between electrolytes and lead plates, frying your battery. This is why fluid levels are so important.

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