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Prepare Your Batteries for Summer Recreation!

March 19, 2020 4:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer will soon be here, and it will be time to take your boat, jet ski, four-wheeler or classic car out of storage. If you prepared your toys for storage well, you likely used a monitoring charger to maintain battery voltage. If not, there are still things you can do to ensure jet ski battery and seasonal boat battery maintenance in Houston, TX. Here is what you can do to prepare your batteries: Purchase a charger: If you intend to store vehicles of any type, you should invest in a small battery charger. For small batteries, the charger should have... View Article

Is My Monitoring Charger Actually Working?

March 5, 2020 4:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Customers sometimes complain of instances where an indicator light shows a full charge but their bike still does not start. Monitoring chargers for motorcycles in Houston, TX are designed to return a battery to a charge that allows for normal operation. However, batteries are not perfectly designed, and each type has its own self-discharge rate, which may throw off the monitoring charger. Here are five factors to consider when determining whether the problem is with the battery or the charger: Discharge amount: Your battery may not hold a charge strong enough to power the starter if it is severely discharged.... View Article

Why Won’t My Monitoring Charger Keep My Motorcycle Battery Charged?

February 11, 2020 11:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever pulled your motorcycle out of the garage and gotten ready to enjoy the warmer weather, only to find that the battery is dead and you had no clue, you’re not alone. Many motorcycle owners are surprised to find that their monitoring charger never let them know that their battery was anywhere close to dying. For example, they might pull it out of the garage and be surprised their indicator light shows that there’s a full charge, but the bike still will not start. Time to look into motorcycle and car battery disposal in Houston, TX! Monitoring chargers... View Article

The Odyssey Extreme Battery vs. the Odyssey Performance Battery

January 28, 2020 11:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to today’s vehicles, we need a lot of power. Even in the last decade, onboard accessories have vastly increased, making it important for your battery to be able to power them as well as start up your car or truck—and in this case, your big rig. At Texford Battery Co., we love the Odyssey brand of batteries—but we get a lot of customers asking what the differences between Odyssey’s Performance and Extreme series batteries might be, and when they might need to upgrade. Here’s an overview of the major differences between the two—and as always, if you... View Article

How Do I Get Rid of My Used Car Batteries?

January 18, 2020 12:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve been driving for a while, you almost certainly know that car batteries can’t just be tossed in the trash or a recycling bin. This makes life a little less convenient, but proper car battery disposal in Houston, TX is important for the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that the vast majority of car batteries are recycled properly, but missing even one can have lasting effects. What happens if I don’t recycle my car battery? You might be thinking that taking your battery to a store for recycling sounds like an annoying extra step, and we... View Article