I’m sure most of us, recall the feeling of the powerful starting power of a freshly replaced car battery. Overtime though, the power diminishes with the heavy demands of peak city stop-start driving conditions, cold weather starting, auxiliary car accessory power draws and heat degradation. Remember, a battery is not a “Fit and Forget” item, it still requires maintenance and cleaning in the surrounds it lives in.
It astounds us, without sounding biased, how many do-it-yourself vehicle battery installations are performed without knowing the real dangers to both the person involved and the vehicle’s electrical system. Take into account also, they are items filled with “Highly Corrosive” sulfuric acid which produces hydrogen and oxygen whilst being charged making them “Highly Flammable”. There are certain safety procedures, equipment and installation know-how to ensure a safe environment when fitting batteries.