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My AGM Battery Won’t Charge—What Should I Do?

June 23, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Because they perform better than traditional batteries and don’t require any maintenance, absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are becoming increasingly popular in all sorts of equipment and vehicles. Although the batteries are built to last and hold their charge for quite a while, we still see some customers who have AGM battery problems. The most common issue we see is AGM batteries not charging when they’re connected to an automatic charger, which only starts charging the battery when it’s dipped below a predetermined voltage level. For example, a 12-volt battery connected to an automatic charger will only begin charging when... View Article

What’s the White Stuff Around My Batteries’ Terminals?

June 15, 2021 10:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you been noticing some unexpected gunk accumulating on your car battery in Houston, TX? If you’re seeing any unwelcome signs, like white stuff on a battery, it could be a sign of car battery terminal corrosion. Here’s what you should do about it. My car battery has white fluffy paste around the terminals. What is that, and does it hurt the battery? White corrosion around the terminals can be removed with a solution of baking soda and water. Add 3 tsp baking soda to 10 oz f water. Stir the solution until the baking soda is dissolved. Move the... View Article

Scissor Lift Battery Not Charging? Here Are the Steps You Should Take

June 1, 2021 10:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Is your scissor lift giving you trouble as you work on aerial jobs in Houston, TX? While scissor lift batteries are generally built to last, it’s not uncommon for some problems to occur with these components, in particular during charging. If your 6-volt lift batteries won’t seem to take a charge, here are some common questions and answers that give you some helpful hints about what to do. How can I properly charge scissor lift batteries? If you need to reach high spaces and your scissor lift isn’t working, it’s always an inconvenience. Luckily, you could just be dealing with... View Article

Why Did My Car Battery Just Quit Working?

May 5, 2021 10:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You get in your car, turn the key and… nothing. Although your battery seemed fine yesterday, today it’s completely dead. Why do car batteries die in Houston, TX, and is there anything you can do to fix it? Read on to find out. How car batteries die over time Batteries are mainly lead and acid. The vibration in a vehicle rattles the internal components and creates cracks in the internal welds. This loosens the connections, and can even break them. This creates a failure to conduct an adequate current to start the car. The failure may be a slow process,... View Article

Has the Very Cold Weather Hurt My Car or Boat Battery?

April 21, 2021 10:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The unusually cold temperatures lately can make car battery maintenance in Houston, TX a challenge. You might be aware that extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can have a significant effect on your batteries. But has the recent cold weather hurt your car or boat battery? Here’s how to tell. Has my battery been harmed? If the battery was fully charged before the freeze, it might still be okay. If your battery was dormant before the freeze, however, it will probably fail earlier than expected. Sometimes this can be fixed by a good charge at a low rate for an... View Article