Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is 230 kilometres (140 mi) north-west of Durban and 365 kilometres (227 mi) south of Johannesburg. Important industries in the area include food processing, textile and tyre production. Tyres are produced by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa in the nearby town of Steadville.
Ladysmith is the seat for both the Alfred Duma Local Municipality and the Uthukela District Municipality.
In 1900, the unincorporated town of Oyster Harbour (est. circa 1898) on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, was renamed Ladysmith by James Dunsmuir, in honour of the British lifting the siege of Ladysmith in South Africa (28 February 1900) during the Second Boer War.
About Car BatteriesA car battery is the component that powers the vehicle. Its stored energy is not only for this purpose however. Car batteries supply power to a host of other items such as navigation systems and radios when the car is switched off. This power supply remains limited unless the cars alternator can recharge the battery. Recharging can only happen when the car is in use. When a car remains idle over a long amount of time the battery will discharge leaving the car unable to be driven. This is just one of the factors that needs to be watched out for that leads to battery failure. Some other signs are
- Headlights becoming dimmer
- It takes longer to start up the car
- Car batteries in Ladysmith losing power much faster during cold weather
These are some of the signals letting you know that it is time for a check-up of the battery or a full replacement. It can be very dangerous to go and do a check-up by yourself as car batteries can explode. Car owners can clean their car batteries in Ladysmith, when corrosion occurs, with a baking soda and water mixture. Precaution should still be kept though by wearing safety goggles and gloves and not having any open flames near the engine. This includes not smoking during the cleaning process. The age of a cars battery is also a factor to getting it looked at for potential problems. Car batteries usually becomes problematic around 5 years of age, but maintenance is advised from 3 years and onward on a yearly basis to avoid major problems.
Battery Man Car Battery ServicesBattery Man can be found in Pietermaritzburg where they supply almost all types of batteries possible, car batteries in particular. All of their car batteries come from First National Battery who are a well-respected manufacturer within the industry. People can buy car batteries in Ladysmith for cars, trucks tractors and boats, with the choice of getting insurance as well. In addition, their car batteries can be delivered to all areas in KwaZulu Natal. During the delivery process Battery Man also offers to pick up used car batteries in Ladysmith which they dispose of in a safe manner. It is a very environmentally service seeing as car batteries are classified as hazardous material and can cause pollution. Services that they offer at their company base also include
- Checking up of car batteries
- Checking that the alternator rates are in tune
- Replacing car batteries in Ladysmith should they find faults
All of these services are handled by their specially trained staff