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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

The State of Lithium Battery Recycling

January 4, 2020 12:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lithium batteries (also referred to as lithium-ion batteries) are ever present in our everyday lives, from cell phone batteries and electric cars to power tools and rechargeable AAA batteries—but their volatile nature makes them more difficult to recycle. If you’ve been wondering about the logistics of lithium battery recycling in Houston, TX, here’s a quick overview about how to recycle, and where the industry is headed—and for all of your battery needs, be sure to visit Texford Battery Co.! What’s the current state of lithium battery recycling? Currently, lithium batteries are said to be recyclable—but not in your basic blue... View Article

How to Safely Clean Battery Corrosion

December 17, 2019 11:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whenever you’re dealing with equipment that relies on batteries to function, it’s important to periodically check those batteries for corrosion. If you pop open the battery cover only to discover there is some corrosion occurring, you do not necessarily need to panic—there are some steps you can employ to clean the battery corrosion before the equipment becomes inoperable. With this in mind, here are some tips for safe battery corrosion removal in Houston, TX. Collect all necessary cleaning tools Before you begin cleaning your corroded battery, you’ll first need to gather up all the supplies that will be used in... View Article

Can Battery Corrosion Ruin Electronics?

December 3, 2019 11:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are some types of batteries that can leak fluids, which, depending on where they’re located, could potentially damage some extremely important equipment, particularly when electronic equipment is concerned. Alkaline batteries have some chemicals that can deteriorate over time, which can cause them to seep through the battery casing. For this reason, it’s important to periodically check all of your electronic equipment and replace batteries that are not rechargeable and seem to be aged or in poor condition. The effects of battery corrosion on electronics in Houston, TX Batteries operate through the use of chemical reactions involving common corrosive materials... View Article