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Cars Entering South Africa 2024

Cars Entering South Africa 2024

New year, new you, and now maybe you’re looking for a new car. But what brands and models will grace us with their presence on the dealership floor in 2024? If you forgot about the gems that drove onto our streets last year, you can look back at the excitement around...

Top Five Meals To Enjoy On Your December Road Trip

Top Five Meals To Enjoy On Your December Road Trip

As we near the time of year when many South Africans embark on holiday adventures across our nation, there’s much to look forward to, including the joy of road trip meals. Whether you plan to stop at your usual padstal on the way to your destination, we'd like to...

Top Five Places to Visit in South Africa

Top Five Places to Visit in South Africa

South Africans are incredibly fortunate to live in a country with so much to offer. But what are the best places to visit in South Africa? With an exceptionally diverse population, each with their own cultures, breathtaking landscapes around every corner, unique...

Tracing the Evolutionary Journey of the Golf Cart

Tracing the Evolutionary Journey of the Golf Cart

The Evolution of the Golf Cart Did you know that the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company once produced golf carts, or that the first type of cart had no motor at all? We look at the history of the humble golf cart. While the “art” of using a stick to guide a small ball...

Willard Batteries: Green Future Ambassadors

Willard Batteries: Green Future Ambassadors

Willard Batteries and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) have once again collaborated to plant trees and food gardens, this time at Windmill Park Secondary School in Boksburg, Gauteng. FTFA, a food security and greening non-profit organisation, has planted more than...

Top 5 Peaks to Visit This Winter

Top 5 Peaks to Visit This Winter

The American rock band Toto may have had a hit song describing the rains in Africa but imagine their enthusiasm had they stayed for the brilliantly calm, crisp setting that generally follows a downpour in our part of the world. Carefully planning winter holidays –...

WILLARD BATTERIES RETURN TO NAMPO 2023

WILLARD BATTERIES RETURN TO NAMPO 2023

Rentech Renewable Technologies and Willard Batteries are proud to announce their participation in the upcoming NAMPO Agricultural Show to be held from May 16-19, 2023, in Bothaville in the Free State. NAMPO is one of the largest agricultural shows in the Southern...

A Guide To Troubleshooting Car Battery Issues

A Guide To Troubleshooting Car Battery Issues

How to Tell If Your Car’s Battery Is Struggling By the Law of Murphy, the moment that your otherwise trusty motor vehicle decides not to start in the morning will coincide with the date in your diary marked, “important.” While timely scheduled visits to your nearest...

Transformative Developments in Car Safety

Transformative Developments in Car Safety

Generally taken for granted or, indeed, only acknowledged after the fact, the bouquet of modern car safety features fitted to most new vehicles has thankfully evolved at a generally faster pace than the cars themselves. That said, these five innovations in automotive...

Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Car

Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Car

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas to Enjoy in your Car From first date jitters to matric dance exuberance and, indeed, luxurious wedding day wheels, as South Africans, it’s almost impossible not to include a freshly polished motor vehicle of some description within our...

Toyota SA Backs the Springboks All the Way

Toyota SA Backs the Springboks All the Way

Toyota SA Supports Springboks Actively involved on the local rugby scene since 2011, Toyota South Africa has ramped-up its commitment to one of the country’s most popular sporting code by officially backing the bokke. As the reigning rugby world champions finalise...

Top 8 Pet-Friendly Destinations in South Africa

Top 8 Pet-Friendly Destinations in South Africa

From Fluffy to Fido, Paws and Peanut, for some the thought of heading on holiday without a furry member of the family in tow is unfathomable. We take a closer look at some of the most popular pet-friendly destinations around South Africa.

5 Most Common Car Battery Faults

5 Most Common Car Battery Faults

The optimal operation of your car’s battery aside, it’s good practice to ensure that every component is functioning to its potential. This means timely servicing and checking systems to safeguard against even the smallest fault creating a knock-on effect on the...

BURSARY RECIPIENT  FORGES AHEAD

BURSARY RECIPIENT FORGES AHEAD

Back in January 2020, Willard® Batteries had embarked on its annual sponsorship of Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels New Year’s Edition, which saw it presenting bursaries to five deserving recipients.

Environmental Sustainability – Recycling your Car Battery

Environmental Sustainability – Recycling your Car Battery

Impressively complex in its workings, did you know that most of the components that make up your car’s battery are made from recyclable materials? In fact, the process of breaking-down a modern motor vehicle’s expended lead-acid battery into various reusable elements has evolved into one of the noteworthy stories of global sustainability- lead acid batteries are one of the success stories of the circular economy.

Winter Is Coming – Preparing your car’s battery for winter

Winter Is Coming – Preparing your car’s battery for winter

Just like grandpa’s knee, there’s every chance the workings of your car’s battery will protest the drop in ambient temperature associated with the onset of winter. While gramps might find solace in soup and a drop of Scotland’s finest liquid export, ensuring that your car operates efficiently through the coldest months of the year can be as easy as a few simple checks.

10 Family Fun Games for Road Tripping

10 Family Fun Games for Road Tripping

“Are we there yet?” A familiar question that always gets asked a few hours (or minutes) into a road trip. Help keep the little ones (and adults) entertained with these easy 10 road trip games. Side note: Before you start your road trip, have your battery checked at...

Exploring Cape Town’s Top Activities for Weekend Getaways

Exploring Cape Town’s Top Activities for Weekend Getaways

Best Cape Town Long Weekend Activities If you’re looking for things to do in Cape Town this Human Rights Day, why not visit some Cape Town historical sites? Here are some that could pique your interest: Castle of Good Hope Built between 1666 and 1670, it is the oldest...

Willard and BestDrive put their heads together

Willard and BestDrive put their heads together

BestDrive and Willard Batteries are collaborating in a fun end-of-year promotion to celebrate the partnership between Willard Batteries and BestDrive in Port Elizabeth. BestDrive and Willard has introduced a pilot concept where the store in Port Elizabeth has a...

Willard Garden in a Bucket Programme

Willard Garden in a Bucket Programme

Garden in a Bucket programme helps promote sustainable economic development for the Buhle Park community Willard Batteries’ sponsorship of the Garden in a Bucket programme, from the Trees for Homes project, is helping to create multiple positive outcomes for...

A local brand that has  stood the test of time

A local brand that has stood the test of time

If you were looking for a true-blue indigenous brand which has been a stalwart in the local parts aftermarket for decades, Willard® Batteries would most certainly pop up on your radar. For over 65 years, Willard Batteries has reflected the South African spirit of...

Recycle Your Battery for Environment Month

Recycle Your Battery for Environment Month

June is Environment Month, making it a fine time to showcase how protecting the environment is entrenched within Willard’s process and legacy.   During the 1990s, Willard Batteries compiled annual catalogues that offered South African customers useful information on...

Tips and Tricks to Prevent a Flat Car Battery

Tips and Tricks to Prevent a Flat Car Battery

How To Avoid a Flat Car Battery A flat car battery is always inconvenient and having to deal with it on a cold winter morning makes it feel even more so. Low temperatures slow down the chemical reactions within the battery cells and if your battery is already...

REACH FOR A DREAM PODCASTS

Willard Reach for a Dream Battery Podcasts with 5FM5FM 5 Drive, 22 April, Willard Dream Battery: Meet Bongi5FM 5 Drive Willard Dream Battery Launch5FM 5 Drive, 29 April, Willard Dream Battery: Meet Walt 5FM 5 Drive, 6 May, Willard Dream Battery: Meet Onkarabile5FM 5...

AutoX to Sponsor ELS for Autism Golf Series

AutoX to Sponsor ELS for Autism Golf Series

AutoX, battery manufacturer of Willard Batteries, has acquired the naming rights sponsorship, valued at over a million rand, for the ELS for Autism South Africa 2021 and 2022 Golf Series. The 13-event tour commenced at the Wild Coast golf course on 13 December 2020...

Willard Presents: Things To Check Before and After a Road Trip

Willard Presents: Things To Check Before and After a Road Trip

Road Trips Are Back! As a large majority of the country’s workforce has finally set their ‘Out Of Office’, switched off their laptops, and gone on leave after enduring one of the most unpredictable years, it is time to welcome some much needed relaxation and time to...

Willard Presents: The Groundbreaking Register My Battery Platform

Willard Presents: The Groundbreaking Register My Battery Platform

The Willard battery that powers your vehicle reliably does so for 25 months, but in this fast-paced and unpredictable ‘New Normal’ we find ourselves in, the last thing on many of our minds is ensuring that we keep a record of our battery purchases. Imagine there was a...

How to tell if your brakes need replacing

How to tell if your brakes need replacing

Willard is proud to have built its legacy for over 65 years to become one of South Africa’s most loved brands and the car battery supplier of choice from passenger vehicles to SUVs. With a 25-month warranty on every Willard car battery, the little black box that...

BMW Battery Care: Check & Replacement Tips

BMW Battery Care: Check & Replacement Tips

Without a battery, your BMW wouldn’t be able to drive you where you need to go. Your car’s battery is a vital component as it powers everything from the headlamps and radio, to the safety features your BMW is known for. Knowing how to properly care for this battery is...

How to care for your car battery in winter

How to care for your car battery in winter

As winter temperatures get increasingly colder, keep in mind that your car’s battery feels the cold too, and a cold winter morning is when you’re most likely to be stranded with a faulty battery. When the mercury drops, your car battery’s ability to provide sufficient...

AGM batteries

AGM batteries

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) are like wet cell batteries, but instead of having a free-floating electrolyte, it is bound in a special glass fiber separator. This makes the battery leak-proof, and ensures that, even if the battery case is damaged, no battery acid will...

A brief overview of Willard’s history

A brief overview of Willard’s history

For over 65 years, Willard has been forging its way into new frontiers. Throughout this time, we have served with excellence and kept the South African battery market fully charged and ready for the road.  How it all started …  South Africa first came across the...