Our top tips for battery care.
Taking good care of your battery will help to extend it’s service life.
- Always wear eye protection when working around batteries.
- Keep your battery clean and free of dirt and/or corrosion. Corrosion can manifest in many forms (including a white, green or blue powdery substance) and will greatly shorten the life of your battery.
- Regularly inspect terminals, screws, clamps or cables for anything that is loose, broken or damaged. Poor connections cause poor performance and can be dangerous.
- Keep an eye out for any swelling or cracks in the battery case. This can be a sign of over charging or other internal damage.
- If the battery requires maintenance, regularly check the electrolyte levels to ensure that fluid covers the top of the battery plates. If necessary, replenish using distilled water.
- Ensure you use the correct charger for your battery. The type and size of battery will determine the charger you need.
- Avoid quick charging. This is a myth, and can lead to permanent battery damage.