What a year it has been. 2020 is definitely one for the history books. Need to recharge you battery? I need to replace mine!
Covid-19 changed our entire way of life. Mornings spent in traffic became mornings spent having breakfast with the family before heading off to work in the spare bedroom. Formal work attire became trackpants and comfy tees. Packing school lunches disappeared completely and instead turned into moments of standing in front of the fridge around lunch time and pulling out random things to eat. Yes, we did lose our normal, but we created a new normal for ourselves. As you can tell, I have chosen to see the positive side to lockdown. This is equal parts my personality and equal parts survival instinct.
I can’t spin this though…
There is one thing that I am struggling to find the silver lining of though, and that is a flat car battery. My car was still brand new when we went into Lockdown 5. We havn’t been driving around so the poor thing was just sitting in the yard feeling lonely for the longest time. Losing track of days meant forgetting to start the car every second day the way we were supposed to. Of course, the battery went flat. Completely flat. My car just died. We couldn’t even open the door.
Don’t get me wrong, I tried to see the positive in this. We bought jumper cables and gave the battery a kick start and it worked! The car settings were all off but the battery worked. We were so excited that we learnt how to jump a battery, that’s a really useful skill in an emergency right? Well done us! But then it went flat again. So we once again jumped the battery but with less enthusiasm this time. I have to say I started feeling a bit nervous at this point. I wasn’t sure if my battery would cut out while driving.
There’s only one solution
At this point it’s time to accept that a new battery is needed. Have you been in this position? Have you needed to change your car battery because of lockdown? Or maybe you need to change it in the near future? Well, I have something for you!
Win a R2500 voucher from Battery Centre
All you have to do is:
- Comment and let me know what your lockdown experience was like.
- For extra entries, click here to enter on my Instagram page
The voucher is valid for a year from date of issue so even if you don’t need it right now, you can save it for a rainy day. If you’re not sure whether your battery will need replacing soon, you can get it checked at Battery Centre for free. Click here to locate a branch close to you.
That’s it! The Giveaway ends on 9 October so get your entries in. South African residents only.
Why Battery Centre?
Battery Centre stocks all kinds of batteries from car and motorcycle to solar. What’s great about them though is the effort that is put into recycling. Most vehicles in South Africa are powered by lead acid batteries. This is all good and well while the vehicle is running smoothly but the problem comes in when it is time to replace a battery. When a battery is disposed off incorrectly, it can result in the lead-acid contaminating the groundwater which is dangerous for both humans and animals.
By recycling your battery correctly, you save the environment from unnecessary harm and you allow the manufacturer to reuse materials instead of having to mine continuously.
Here are the most important reasons why you should recycle your battery in a safe and effective manner:
- Reduces the burden on landfills
- Saves energy by not having to produce new batteries from scratch
- Saves money
- It’s the right and the green thing to do
This post has been sponsored by Battery Centre.
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