Do I need a new car battery? The most obvious sign of a flat battery is when your car won’t start. Modern motor vehicles can show symptoms like the idle stop-start not working or the...Read more
Car Battery Testing
Murphy's Motors and Tyres do battery testing, sell and fit new car batteries.
Our technicians do a battery load test as part of every 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report that comes free with every car service. If you have concerns, we can do a stand-alone battery test and inspection.
How do I know if my battery is getting flat or low?
The most obvious sign of a flat battery is when your car won’t start, but modern motor vehicles can show symptoms like non-essential functions not operating correctly - things like: idle stop start function not working, or the car’s air-conditioning not working effectively.
Other signs you might need a new car battery include:
Vehicle is slow to start
Engine won’t start
Dash Lights work, but engine won’t start
Constantly needing a jump start
Film or corrosion on the battery
Cracked swollen or leaky battery
Rotten egg smell under the hood
Don’t wait till you’re stranded and looking for a jump start — ask for a battery test today!
What’s the BEST way to know if your car battery needs replacing?
Have your battery tested at Murphy's Motors and Tyres. We can test your battery and, if you need a new one, provide the best replacement battery for your vehicle. As a Repco Authorised Service Centre, we have access to high quality batteries to suit your vehicle, no matter what you drive.
Why choose Murphy's Motors and Tyres for a battery test?
If you have concerns about your vehicle’s performance, visit a full-service workshop instead of a parts store for a battery test. This is because we use our experience and knowledge to take into consideration the whole vehicle and diagnose any deeper and related issues if needed. There is nothing worse than replacing your car battery only to find the problem lies elsewhere, except maybe being told your battery test is fine with no explanation for your ongoing issues!