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Keep your batteries performing at their best with these maintenance tips.

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  1. questionHow do I keep my battery clean?
    Keeping your battery clean is a great way to extend its life. Keep the terminals and the battery case clean. Visually inspect the terminals and cables for signs of corrosion at least once a year, especially in hot temperatures. Keep the top of the battery clean of heavy dirt and oil to reduce t ...
  2. questionHow should I store my battery, when not in use?
    Clean the battery case and terminals with baking soda and water. Check the water level and add water if needed. Test your battery with a hydrometer and/or a voltmeter to ensure the battery is fully charged. If needed, charge your battery. Check the water level and state of charge every ...
  3. questionIs it bad to set an automotive battery on concrete?
    Today, the type of plastic (polypropylene) used in battery cases is a great electrical insulator. Also, tremendous technological improvements have been made in the seals around the battery posts and vent systems, which have virtually eliminated electrolyte seepage and migration. So, it's OK to s ...
  4. questionShould I keep my alkaline batteries in the refrigerator?
    No, storage in a refrigerator or freezer is not required or recommended for batteries produced today. Alkaline batteries typically lose less than 1% of their charge per month. Cold temperature storage can harm batteries if condensation results in corroded contacts or label or seal damage due ...
  5. questionShould I remove alkaline batteries from devices that Iím not using?
    Only if you are not using the device for several months. It’s a good idea to test batteries that have not been used recently because they will continue to self-discharge. Remove dead batteries from devices to prevent leakage.