The inside of a car and looking out to the view of Tasmania
On the road

Beat the battery heat

The warmer weather can take a toll on your vehicle, impacting everything from the tyres to the car battery.

Before hitting the road, this summer make sure your car is in top-notch condition. Remember to book in a service and have your mechanic conduct a thorough inspection, including a battery test.

Extreme temperature is a major cause of battery failure, so if you have battery trouble, it's likely that it will need replacing. It can impact the crucial fluids inside the battery, potentially weakening the internal structure.

Prepare your car for summer

Schedule a service

Kick off your summer adventure with a vehicle safety check, warmer weather can strain various components, including car battery, tyres and engine. It might be a good idea to book in with our AutoServe mechanics ahead of your trip, to address any issues before hitting the road.

Assemble an emergency kit

Prepare for the unexpected by keeping an emergency kit in your car. Include essentials like jumper leads, a flashlight and a phone charger. Breakdowns can happen to anyone, so whether it's a flat tyre or a dead battery we've got you covered. Ensure your Roadside Assistance cover is up to date or consider securing coverage and we'll come to your rescue.

While most modern cars have inbuilt technology to regulate temperatures, certain components may still overheat. If your temperature gauge signals a rise, pull over safely and turn off your engine to prevent any further issues. You can find out more about how to care for your battery by watching our Life Hacks video here. Stay prepared for the heat and enjoy your summer travels hassle free.