Having a flat car battery can be frustrating, not to mention dangerous occurrence. Most car batteries these days are maintenance free. But there are still the older style lead acid battery that can be topped up with distilled water.
Buying a cheap car battery or second hand battery is never a good idea. When you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with a car that won’t start you will wish you paid that little extra. Plus if you have a Grudge portable car battery jump starter you will be able to quickly start the car and get on your way.
As I am sure you are aware the cars alternator will keep the battery charged while driving. If there is a prolonged period of not using the vehicle it is a good idea to have a jump starter on hand.
What is the difference between a multi function jump starter and a smart charger?
Most modern car battery chargers are what are referred to as “smart chargers”. They can recharge a battery to its maximum capacity and hold it there without overcharging. People often ask “How long to charge a flat car battery?”. The answer of course depends on how flat the battery is and the size or capacity of the battery.
A multi function jump starter on the other hand will instantly start your car and get you on your way. It’s compact size allows you to easily carry it in your glove box. It is simply a matter of connecting the positive and negative leads to your battery and starting the vehicle. An added function of all multi function jump starter is that it can also recharge your phone as well.
How to test a car battery?
Another common question is “How to test a car battery?”. Nowadays there are electronic devices that can accurately tell you the state of your battery and whether it will come back to full charge or not. The simple cost effective method is with a battery hydrometer.
How to remove a flat car battery?
If the battery is faulty and you need to know how to remove a car battery it does vary from vehicle to vehicle. You must always be careful when removing an old battery. Particularly the old lead acid type. With modern cars there are a lot of electronics that rely on the battery even when the car is switched off.
Remember a battery is one of the most important items in your car. Regular maintenance and checking is important. The average car battery life expectancy is between 2 – 5 years.
Don’t be caught out with a flat battery that at best can delay your journey and at worst have you stuck in a secluded area late at night.
Below is a quick video to show how to jump start your car battery. If you have any questions or require more information contact a Grudge Sales member on 1300 478 343.