How much should a car battery replacement cost?

When it comes to replacing your car battery, you don’t want any surprises, especially not a huge bill!

Replacing your car battery shouldn’t be a stressful process; at Marshall Batteries, we pride ourselves on making battery replacement a breeze!

We have an extensive range of car battery replacements to fit all your vehicle needs.

Our services are Pay to Use, which means no unnecessary memberships or joining fees!

We offer 24/7 Roadside Assistance for those unexpected surprises in metro areas and many regional locations!

How much does it cost to replace a regular car battery?

The average cost of a regular car battery in Australia is around $120 to $180. But that is just for the battery itself.  And remember, cheap isn’t always the best value.

A critical part of the battery replacement cost is installation. Other costs relate to pesky memberships that some roadside assistance companies charge, although these car clubs are diminishing fast.

But, at Marshall Batteries, you only pay for what you get – Our range of car batteries starts from $181– this price includes, 🗸 Delivery 🗸 Fitting and 🗸 our nationwide warranty

Our article here is a full-cost comparison against other leading Australian battery services.


Things that influence the cost of car battery

Size of Vehicle

Batteries, like cars, come in different sizes. For 4WD, you will need a larger battery, whereas a small hatchback doesn’t need a large sized battery.

Generally there is more cost involved with larger batteries as they require more manufacturing materials.

Type of Vehicle

Many newer vehicles these days are jammed-packed full of features, which means they have more power demands on your battery.

In newer and luxury vehicles, it is crucial to install a suitable battery because even though the cost is higher, without the correct battery, you could end up stranded on the side of the road! Batteries for Start/Stop cars are critical, and they are very different to a normal car battery. They are designed for repeated high-discharges and specifically for Start/Stop vehicles. It is important to get the right battery for the right application.

Type of Battery

When choosing a car battery, you can choose between standard models and premium ones (although some cars require only premium batteries).

Not all cars require the extra features of premium batteries, but they generally provide a longer battery life, if they are a reputable battery brand.

For a standard battery, you are looking between $150 to $250. With a premium battery, the range is more vast, with prices ranging from $200 to $1000.

Batteries are complicated, so our experts have created guides to help you understand. Check out our Guide To Battery Specs or Start/Stop Car Battery Guide here. 

Need emergency battery replacement right now? Holler for a Marshall at 1300 627 742

Are you stuck on the side of the road? No issue. We are here to help! Our 24/7 roadside assistance service doesn’t require membership or joining fees!

But keep in mind some callouts and mobile battery replacement can incur more costs than traditional battery replacement services in a battery shop

So once your battery reaches three years of use, it may well be worth having it tested. Marshall Batteries offer FREE Battery testing at many of our stores, so Holler for a Marshall!

How do I know when my car battery needs replacing?

An average car battery should last between 3 and 5 years, provided it is well maintained and correctly installed.

However, there are a few things to look out for; your vehicle is slow to start, lacks power, or your battery/engine light is on.

Bring your car to us for a battery test if you’ve noticed any of these! Or Holler and we can come to you.

How do you check if a car battery is good?

If you want to know more about your battery’s state, you’ll need to check under the hood. If you notice a bloated battery case or smell a sulfuric scent, you should book your car with us as soon as possible.

Alternatively, bring it to us for test today!


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