Battery Maintenance Tips
- Ensure that the battery is firmly secured and placed in the cradle
- Make sure that the battery tray is cleaned properly and thoroughly Keep the clamps and terminals grease free for smooth functioning. Never hammer down the clamps.
- To clean the battery top of mud and dust, use a clean, damp cloth If the battery is covered in a lot of mud, the top should first be cleaned thoroughly and then the vent plug should be opened using a rupee coin, after which it should be immersed in distilled water to clean the mud completely.
- Always ensure that the vent plug top is not blocked.
- Ensure that the clamps are always firmly tightened.
- The maximum time to keep batteries idle is 3-4 weeks for normal batteries and 10-12 weeks for MF batteries. After that period the battery starts discharging.
- Make sure the connecting cables are fixed to the correct poles. (first +ve to +ve then -ve to -ve)
- Do NOT apply grease on the terminal cable clamps, although you can apply petroleum jelly.
- To open vent plugs in maintenance-free (MF) automotive batteries, use a rupee coin.
- To protect the batteries from damage, recharge at recommended amperage (Amperes) only.
- Do NOT operate or charge the battery if the temperature of the electrolyte exceeds 60°C.
- For best performance output form your vehicle, find a battery with the correct capacity and use it.
- Check the voltage regulator output periodically as over or undercharging can be harmful to the battery.