Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in 1905 as Springfield when the Natal government built a weir across the Little Tugela River. The town later changed its name to Winterton in honour the secretary for agriculture, HD Winter. Winterton is a small town with only a primary school. It is close to the Second Boer War battle sites of Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop.
The town is situated on the R74 between Bergville and the N3, as well as the R600 between Ladysmith and the Central Drakensberg.
Winterton also serves as an entry point to the Champagne Valley as well as the Cathedral area of the central Drakensberg, boasting well known mountain peaks such as Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak respectively - these mountains are considered to be among the most spectacular sights in Southern Africa.
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 Winterton 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 Winterton, 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 Winterton 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 Winterton 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 Winterton should they find faults
All of these services are handled by their specially trained staff