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Top travel prep tips from Battery Centre and a giveaway valued at R2,500

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Holiday season is a couple weeks away and it’s time to prepare for those memorable road trips with friends or family. To make things easier, one of the leading battery replacement centres in Joburg has compiled the following list of road trip essentials to make sure this holiday is a fun-filled adventure and not a challenge filled disaster. Stick to the end of the article and you could WIN a brand new battery replacement valued at R2,500.


Pack toys and a tablet 

Your kid’s favourite toys will serve as a distraction from the monotonous “are we there yet?” mantras. A tablet (no, not the headache kind) will also keep them entertained with their favourite games and cartoons. Surprise them by downloading new content, in addition to their favourites. This means you get to focus on the road and getting to your destination safely.

Check out local attractions

South Africa has many attractions, from caves to waterfalls to incredible wide-open spaces. Make every attraction an adventure. Being a tourist in your own country can be exciting and full of surprises. Check out our Travel section for some awesome suggestions.

Stay COVID-19 safe

COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. Remember to always keep your masks on when taking a break at rest-stops. Use sanitiser after touching surfaces and wash hands for 20 seconds using soap and water.


Clean your car

Nobody likes travelling in a dirty car. Have your car cleaned before the journey and keep a bag on hand to collect rubbish.

Check tyres, windscreen and fluid levels

When filling up your car before leaving, check the tyre pressure. The last thing you need is to unpack the entire boot to get to your spare wheel. Check the fluid levels. If the oil and coolant levels are sufficient, you’ll be set for a hassle-free road trip. 

Pack a power bank and a portable jump-starter

Keep your devices powered up and ready to use. Power banks reduce the need to use your car’s battery power to charge devices, while the portable jumpstarter keeps you going until you find a Battery Centre close by. Remember, charged devices will help you in the case of an emergency or if you need to use your devices’ GPS app. You can get a cool power bank at a nearby Battery Centre when getting your battery tested.

Bonus tip: Have your car battery and alternator checked, for FREE

Check your battery before leaving to prevent unnecessary mishaps on your journey. Visit a leading battery replacement centres in Joburg; Battery Centre near you, they’ll check your car battery and alternator, for free. If your battery needs replacing, they’ll assist with the right battery for your car model. To find a branch close to you, visit

Hello Joburg and Battery Centre are giving away a voucher to the value of R2,500 for you to replace your old battery just in time for the holiday season.
Winners will be announced on the Hello Joburg Facebook page and notified via email. Competition ends on 20 November 2021. Ts&Cs: Voucher winners must take an old car battery in store to redeem their voucher and receive the new battery. The voucher is valued at R2 500 and cannot be exchanged for cash. Should the winner’s car battery be valued at less than R2 500, the remainder of the voucher value cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash.
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