Battery Care and Maintenance tips was actually suggested by my good friend and forum moderator at EricTheCarGuy.com, College man aka Paul Krawsek. I thought it was a great idea for a video so I ran with it.
The batteries in our vehicles are often overlooked until they don't work. With a little time, some relatively inexpensive tools, and a basic knowledge of what to look for, you can keep your battery working for a very long time. You'll also know if the battery isn't on it's way out before there is a failure. No on likes getting stranded and this is a good way to prevent that.
I hope the tips in this video are helpful and help you take care of your automotive batteries.
Thanks for watching.
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More info on battery maintenance: http://www.batterystuff.com/kb/articles/battery-articles/battery-basics.html
Information on Specific Gravity: http://support.rollsbattery.com/support/articles/4347-measuring-specific-gravity
Tools and Other Stuff
Zep Battery Cleaner: http://www.zepautomotive.com/product/Battery-Cleaner-Protector?gclid=CMPSjPCPisQCFY-EaQodkyEAuA
Battery Holder/Carrier Tool: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/atd-tools-5486-heavy-duty-battery-carrier/#oid=1002_1
Terminal Cleaner: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-w147fb-battery-terminal-cleaner-each/#oid=1002_1
Battery Charger: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/clore-automotive-4506-6-12-volt-charge-it-smart-battery-charger/#oid=1002_1
Battery Load Tester: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/clore-automotive-1852-100-amp-battery-load-tester/#oid=1002_1
Battery Conductance Tester: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/midtronics-pbt50-battery-conductance-tester/#oid=1002_1
Battery Terminals: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-w1686c-deluxe-lead-battery-terminal/#oid=1002_1
Really Good Battery Terminals: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/audiopipe-x700p-battery-terminal-xxx-positive/#oid=1002_1
Battery Hold Down Kit: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-w1691c-crossbar-battery-hold-down/#oid=1002_1
Alternator/Charging System Diagnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTGz0PKIl84
Starter Diagnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjdnQ0sHQc&feature=relmfu
Checking Battery Terminals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ze7pzrhRIs
Parasitic draw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0
Basic Electrical troubleshooting 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLVu2HYtOhA
Basic Electrical troubleshooting 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVSvA0y-peA
Testing Relays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWmt6gorzUg
Electronics Are Stupid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmmMpKOx3cU
Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/56828-battery-care-and-maintenance-tips#129976
Engine overheat: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats
No start problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems
Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems
Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues
Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car
Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibrations
Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems
HVAC problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problem
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