Hot Weather

Hot weather are actually your battery's worst enemy. Proper maintenance can add life and protect your battery during the hot summer. Summer means high temperatures under the hood, this accelerates corrosion inside the battery.


It can also cause water to evaporate out of the battery's liquid electrolyte. The result? Decreased battery capacity, a weakened ability to start an engine and, ultimately, shorter battery life. If the battery is not fully charged, it is more likely to degrade and lose capacity permanently, so get the battery tested when you take your car in for other maintenance. If your battery is more than three years old or if you live in a hot climate, it may be best to replace it.

Cold Weather

Your battery has a much tougher job during the cold winter months or if you run into cold destinations during holidays. Your vehicle's engine requires more power to start when the temperatures are colder and thus make it harder for your battery to provide power. Get your electrical system tested, including your alternator. Also, check the battery using a voltmeter to make sure it's in good condition


. Your voltmeter should read 12.4 volts or higher. Keep the battery fully charged throughout the winter using a battery charger or maintainer, especially if you make frequent short drives (less than a mile).It's important to properly maintain the components around your battery, too. Make sure cables, posts and fasteners are in good shape, and check battery connections to confirm they are clean and tight. Use a stiff wire brush to clean off any corrosion and secure the battery to the battery tray to prevent excessive vibration. Also make sure the battery is secured properly to prevent movement or vibration.

Battery Care

Proper care can go a long way toward making your car battery last longer and perform better during its lifetime. This is where you can find everything you need to maximize the performance and life of your battery.

Installation:

  • Check for physical damage to the battery.
  • Donot stack the batteries over one another or too close. It is important to maintain a gap of no less than 5 to 10 mm.more
  • Charging:

  • Do not expose batteries while charging to direct sun or to heat generating. . Otherwise, battery temperature may increase abnormally which results in overcharge.
  • Batteries should be placed in safe position, properly charged for avoiding insufficient charge or excess charge to promise its full performance and optimum life.more
  • Maintenance:

    The performance and service life of the battery can be optimized by keeping the following guidelines:

  • Do not use batteries in totally sealed space. If inevitable, provide adequate ventilation.
  • Get the battery recharged after the deep discharge. Never store them in a discharged state.
  • Maintain an ambient temperature of- 15°C to 50°C, Ideally 20°C to 25°C will help for an extended battery life.more