Magic Mender Wizard

  • Keep Your Battery Tightly Fastened
    A not securely fastened battery could vibrate, resulting to internal damage and short circuits. Your battery terminal should be checked regularly to make sure it is tightly and properly positioned in the mounting bracket. This is advisable if you frequently drive on bumpy roads.
  • Test Your Battery Often
    Battery testing is basically a measure of the energy the battery can store. This test will help you know if your car’s battery is nearing the end of its usefulness. An indicator on whether you need to replace your battery or not. It can even help you identify weak cells and faulty intercell connectors. Awareness of the condition of your car battery is important when you want to maximize its life.
  • Always Turn Off All the Lights When You Exit
    A heavy toll on your vehicle’s battery can be caused by keeping you headlights and car door lights on. To stop this from happening, post a note on your dashboard as a reminder on your car remote or park in a direction where you must walk past your headlights to get to your destination. Car manufacturers nowadays have warning indicator if you forgot to turn off your lights.
  • Avoid Short Rides If Possible
    A short car rides inhibit your car’s battery from fully charging. It is important to maintain your car’s battery power by driving it frequently and for extended periods. If you don’t use your car regularly, consider investing in a portable car battery charger. These will jump start your battery without another vehicle in case you’re ever stranded.
  • Control the Corrosion
    Keep your battery terminals clean from buildup is a great way to extend the life of your car battery. These battery terminals corrode overtime. With a toothbrush dipped in a baking soda and water mixture, scrub the terminals. And by using a spray bottle with cold water, rinse the mixture off and follow up with a thorough drying with a clean cloth.
  • Don’t Use Electronics While on Idle
    Radio or air conditioner must be turned off when your engine is not running. This is necessary to save and tear on your battery power. Longer periods of idling can also wear a battery down.
  • Care for Your Whole Car
    Your car is composed of many parts working together. It is important to consistently check your car in for routine tune ups. Properly storing your vehicle is a must-do to ensure your battery’s lifespan can reach its full capacity. Make sure to properly maintain all parts of your car to extend its life and same with the life expectancy of your battery.

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