Hi-Q Umgeni in Durban specialises in tyres, brakes, shocks, suspension services, exhausts and vehicle batteries in Durban. We invite people from not just Duran, but throughout KZN, and the greater EThekwini Municipal District to visit us and experience the highest levels of service, commitment and value that can be experienced in Durban. Our Store is located at the corner of Argyle & Umgeni Road, at the heart of Durban - juts 10 minutes from Durban North, 15 minutes from Umhlanga, 30 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and 40 minuts from Ballito.


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Car Batteries in Durban

A typical car battery is enclosed in plastic and contains lead plates submerged in reservoirs of water and sulphuric acid, which allows for electricity to be conducted. The battery is used to power your car’s engine. It serves as a power source, supplying energy to the rest of the car’s electrical functions, such as the starter, lighting, heating, electric windows and sound system, among others. A battery also functions to stabilise and regulate power output to your vehicle, so energy is not wasted or dispersed unevenly.


The role of your car battery

Principally used to start your engine.

Filters/stabilises power to provide extra power for the ignition, lighting and other vehicle accessories when they become too much for the charging system to handle i.e. when idling.

Provides power to the electrical system when the charging system is not in operation.

Regular maintenance of your battery is very important to give it extra drive and increase battery life!

The two most common types of car batteries are:

1. Low maintenance

2. Maintenance free

The ups and downs (mostly ups) of a maintenance free battery

Less preventative maintenance.

Longer life.

Faster recharging.

Greater overcharge resistance.

Reduced terminal corrosion.

Longer shelf life.

Only down side, they are more prone to deep discharge (dead battery) failures due to increased shedding of active plate material.


Choosing the correct car battery

When selecting a battery, it is important to choose a battery that is manufacture recommended to suit the voltage output of your charging system and its application. Tip: Replace your battery with the original brand of battery or with a reputable brand.

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