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Should You Let Your Car Warm Up Before Driving It?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/30/2021

Find out exactly how long you should let your car warm up before you drive it. Plus, get additional winter weather tips, such as how full you should keep your gas tank to protect your fuel pump and guard against frozen fuel lines.

What is Car Battery Corrosion and How Do You Prevent It?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/26/2021

Is your car battery corroded? Find out what causes corrosion and get valuable step-by-step instructions on how to remove it using a solution of baking soda and water. Plus, learn how you can prevent corrosion by taking a few simple steps.

How Many Cold Cranking Amps Do I Need for Cold Weather?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/19/2021

Want to know if your vehicle's battery can stand up to the cold? Learn more about cold cranking amps and reserve capacity and how they help you determine your battery’s ability to perform in a low temperature environment.

How Do AGM Batteries Perform in Cold Weather?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/18/2021

Do you live in an area prone to cold weather? You may want to upgrade to an AGM auto battery. Find out how cold affects vehicle batteries and how AGM batteries are designed to perform better in low temperatures.

How Do Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Perform in Cold Weather?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/17/2021

Do lithium iron phosphate batteries perform better in the cold? Find out how they compare to a standard SLA battery. Plus, learn how to charge and store a lithium iron phosphate battery in cold weather.

How Do Battery Charging Cycles Work?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/16/2021

Learn everything you need to know about battery charging cycles and how they can be used to estimate a battery’s overall lifespan. Plus, learn how the number of charging cycles varies between batteries of different chemistries.

6 Essential Car Maintenance Checks and How Often You Should Perform Them

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/11/2021

It’s important to maintain your car in order to keep it running smoothly. Here are the six most important vehicle maintenance tasks and how often you should perform them.

Now Stocking APC's New Gaming Backup System

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/4/2021

Batteries Plus is now offering APC’s Back-UPS Pro Gaming unit, designed to protect gaming computers and consoles. Learn more about this UPS unit, including how long it lasts, how much surge protection it offers and what type of batteries it runs on.

How to Change the Batteries in Your Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detector

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/3/2021

Learn about the different types of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Find out how to test and replace their batteries and get links to replacement smoke and carbon monoxide models.

How Does an SLA Battery Work?

Power - by Bryan Velboom - updated on 11/2/2021

Get the full story on SLA batteries, including what components they contain and how they work together to produce power. We also cover the recharging process and include a list of signs that tell you when it's time to replace your SLA battery.