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Keeping Batteries Fresh

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 1/31/2014

You probably know how utterly hopeless it can feel to be stuck somewhere when your car won't start. Maybe you were fortunate enough to have access to a booster-pack, but if you weren't, then, odds are, you spent what felt like an eternity waiting for a tow or roadside-assistance reviewing exactly how you would avoid this situation from ever happening again...

Safety First, Dance Later

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 10/11/2013

We need to continue to educate ourselves on fire safety and prevention, and take the time to exercise all precautions necessary in our homes and businesses. Pause and make sure we are doing all we can to deter any potential damage that can be caused by fire...

Yogi Berra and Other Tips for a Good Battery

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 9/6/2013

When we think of the batteries that we use to power our electronic devices on a daily basis, we expect them to last a long time. However, there are many factors that can inhibit us from getting the most out of our batteries, so here are a few helpful hints that will ensure you get the best performance out of your Lithium-ion laptop or cell phone batteries...

Here Comes the Sun

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 8/2/2013

All good things must come to an end; live by the sword, die by the sword; heck, mo' money mo' problems, right? Well, maybe that last one might not be an issue for most of us, but you get the idea. For many perceivably good things that exist in the world, there often seems to be a "catch"; so many things are bittersweet, aren't they?...

Batteries Plus Celebrates Earth Day!

Power - by Jessica Carey - updated on 4/19/2013

Batteries Plus is encouraging you to follow the three "environmental Rs": reduce, reuse and recycle. Reduce your carbon footprint by using products that use less energy, like rechargeable batteries, energy-efficient light bulbs, energy-efficient windows and more...

Maintaining Your Bike Battery

Power - by Jessica Carey - updated on 4/12/2013

If you ride, then you know how exciting this time of year is. During these prime motorcycle months, you'll need to upkeep your bike to keep it on the road. At Batteries Plus, we would like to wish you a safe and happy riding season by offering some helpful motorcycle battery maintenance tips...

Spring Cleaning

Power - by Jessica Carey - updated on 4/5/2013

As you begin the daunting task of cleaning out your closets, drawers and cabinets, add one more item to the list. Clean your batteries. Corrosion, dirt and moisture will build up on the terminals or contacts and drain power. This will reduce the efficiency of energy transfer and eventually cause the battery to die...

Boat Battery Basics

Power - by Jessica Carey - updated on 3/8/2013

Although boating is considered to be a hobby, there is A LOT to know about it and taking care of your own vessel is a huge responsibility. In addition to storage, cleaning and overall maintenance, as a boater, you also have to keep a strict eye on your boat's battery...

Spring Battery Maintenance

Power - by Jessica Carey - updated on 3/1/2013

For the first time in months, you're thinking about taking your spring equipment out of storage. Whether it is your motorcycle, your personal watercraft, or even your kids' toys. However, neglecting the battery inside of these items is the quickest way to end a fun weekend before it even gets started. Here are some "dos" and "don'ts" to properly maintain your battery so it's ready to go when you are.

The Importance of Car Battery Chargers

Power - by Jessica Carey - updated on 1/25/2013

If you understand why car batteries fail, then you should also understand the importance of charging your car battery. On average, most batteries do not require a recharge for at least five years. That's if you're taking good care of your car. But if you want to maintain your battery to ensure a long life, you'll benefit from routine charging...