Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Batteries are application specific and can even draw from two applications. To avoid confusion please talk to our staff so we can best determine what battery will best suit your requirements for performance and longevity.
How long will my battery last?
Generally marine batteries last longer as they don’t get the heat as much as an under-bonnet battery. They do however often get forgotten and not maintenance charged this dramatically affects the life of the battery. Factors that will most effect longevity is maintenance, as explained below.
What maintenance is required?
Boat batteries sit around a lot in winter and are often forgotten about until the weather warms up but in order to maintain life and performance regular charging is required.
Simply starting the motor and letting it run for 5 mins WILL NOT suffice. Charging it regularly with a good quality battery charger dramatically improves performance and life. Cleaning terminals and brushing dull connections also help.