Categories for Battery Service

Should I Top Off My Battery Fluid?

July 7, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You may hear people talk about topping off their battery fluid when their vehicle batteries start to fail. In fact, you may even find how-to articles online about topping off a battery with acid to give the battery some added power. But don’t do that! If you have a battery that needs to be topped off, only do it with distilled water. The water inside the battery is responsible for cooling the battery and creating the electromechanical process of storing electricity, so it’s just as important as the acid you hear so much about. A battery should never actually lose... View Article

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

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

How to Keep a Lawnmower Battery from Dying Over Winter

November 15, 2020 5:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’ve finally decided it’s time to store your lawnmower away for the season, it’s important to take a few steps to properly winterize the vehicle so it’s ready for use in the spring. Part of this means taking appropriate steps to protect and preserve the battery as the weather gets colder. One of the most common issues people have with lawnmowers is a dead battery. Considering you’ll go at least a few months without running your mower during the winter, it’s not surprising that the battery would have problems. There are many batteries that will never actually achieve their... 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