Keep Your Battery Clean
Remove the clamps and clean away grease, dirt and oxidation. A filthy battery connection will weaken the charge.
Add Distilled Water
If you’re stretching the life of a conventional battery, you may have to add some distilled water to it.
Secure your Car Battery
If your battery is jiggling around, it could tip over. A loose battery bashing against
other parts of your engine is bad. Battery acid spilling all over your motor is also bad.
Keep the battery tray clean. Make sure the battery sits correctly.
Drive your vehicle regularly
Leaving your vehicle stationary for an extended period affects your battery’s charge.
To maintain the required level of charge in your battery
make sure you regularly drive your vehicle.
Avoid leaving vehicle accessories on regularly as this will discharge the battery which
will then require a recharge. Constant recharging may shorten the life of your battery.
Starter batteries wear out, just like any other replacement part in a car or other application. But because weak
batteries aren’t noticeable like balding tires or squeaky brakes, they are usually replaced only after they
fail — creating inconvenient and possibly dangerous situations. The average life of a typical car battery is
approximately three years, but variables like climate, shorter drive cycles, traffic congestion, and increased
electrical power demands of today’s vehicles can all negatively impact battery life. It’s estimated that nearly
one in five cars on the road is operating with a battery that may soon fail. These factors make regular battery
testing as vital to reducing no-start situations as changing the vehicle’s oil.