As the winter chill fades away and spring bursts into full bloom, it’s time to dust off your outdoor motorized toys and get ready for some outdoor fun! From ATVs and personal watercraft to motorcycles and boats, your collection of recreational vehicles holds the promise of adventure and excitement. However, after a season of hibernation, it’s essential to ensure that your vehicles are in top-notch condition for optimal performance. In this blog, we’ll explore the vital role of battery chargers, battery maintainers, and jump starters in getting your marine and power sport vehicles revved up and ready for action this spring.

Assessing Battery Health: The Key to a Smooth Start

Before you can hit the trails or cruise the waves with your favorite rides this spring, it’s crucial to ensure that your vehicle’s battery is in optimal condition. Whether you’re dealing with a 6-volt battery in your child’s ride-on toy or a 12-volt battery in your ATV, a smooth start begins with a healthy battery. Here are some essential steps to assess the health of your batteries and ensure they’re ready for action.

Visual Inspection

Start by visually inspecting the battery for any signs of damage or corrosion. Look for cracks, leaks, or bulges in the battery casing, as these could indicate internal damage or electrolyte leakage. Additionally, check the battery terminals for corrosion or buildup, which can hinder electrical conductivity.

Voltage Check

Using a multimeter or voltage tester, measure the voltage of the battery to determine its health. For 6-volt batteries, any reading below 6 volts is suspect, while for 12-volt batteries, it should not read below 12 volts.[1] If the voltage falls below these levels, it may indicate a discharged or weak battery that requires charging or replacement. However, keep in mind that lead-acid battery voltage can vary based on variables such as ambient temperature and battery type.[2]

Load Testing

Perform a load test on the battery to assess its ability to deliver power under a simulated load. This test helps identify weak or failing batteries that may not hold a charge or provide sufficient power to start the vehicle. Many automotive supply stores offer load testing services, or you can invest in a battery load tester, such as the Schumacher BT-100, for home use.

Battery Age

Consider the age of the battery when assessing its health. Most lead-acid batteries outdoor recreation vehicles have a lifespan of around 3 to 5 years[3], depending on usage and maintenance. If your battery is approaching or exceeding this timeframe, it may be prone to failure and should be replaced as a preventative measure.

Electrolyte Levels

For batteries with removable caps, such as flooded lead-acid batteries, check the electrolyte levels and ensure they are within the manufacturer’s recommended range. Low electrolyte levels can lead to reduced battery performance and lifespan, so top up the electrolyte with distilled water if necessary.

Professional Inspection

If you’re unsure about the condition of your battery or if it’s exhibiting signs of failure, consider seeking a professional inspection from a certified mechanic. They can conduct a comprehensive assessment and recommend appropriate steps for repair or replacement.

By carefully assessing the health of your power sport, motorized toy, or marine battery before springing into action, you can avoid unexpected breakdowns and enjoy uninterrupted fun in the great outdoors. Remember, a little preventative maintenance goes a long way in ensuring a smooth start to your spring adventures!

Charging Up: The Importance of Battery Chargers

When it comes to getting ready for springtime adventures, one of the most crucial steps is ensuring that your vehicles’ batteries are fully charged and ready to go. Whether you’re charging up your children’s ride-on toys, revving up your ATV, or prepping your personal watercraft for some fun on the water, a reliable battery charger is your best friend. Here’s why regular battery charging is so important and how the right battery charger can make all the difference:

Preserving Battery Life

Batteries, whether 6-volt or 12-volt, are essential components of any motorized vehicle, and proper charging is key to preserving their lifespan. By maintaining the correct charge level and avoiding deep discharges, you can significantly extend the life of your batteries and ensure they provide reliable power season after season.

Preventing Dead Batteries

There’s little worse than eagerly anticipating a day of outdoor fun, only to find that your dirt bike won’t start due to a dead battery. Regularly charging your batteries with a dedicated battery charger helps prevent this scenario by keeping them topped up and ready for action. A good all-around battery charger to consider is the Schumacher SC1344 Wireless Fully Automatic Battery Charger and Maintainer. It features wireless monitoring and is compatible with 6-volt and 12-volt batteries.

Faster Charging Times

While some vehicles, such as children’s ride-on toys, may come with battery chargers, they often have limited charging capabilities and can take a long time to fully charge a battery. Investing in a high-quality battery charger specifically designed for 6-volt or 12-volt batteries can significantly reduce charging times, allowing you to get back to enjoying your toys more quickly. For example, Schumacher’s Charge ‘n Ride CR5 3-Amp 6-Volt/12-Volt Universal Battery Charger for Ride-on Toys charges three times faster than many included chargers.

Versatility and Compatibility

Not all battery chargers are created equal, and choosing the right charger is essential. Look for a charger that is compatible with your specific vehicles’ battery voltage or purchase a dual 6-volt/12-volt charger to accommodate the various vehicles. Additionally, opt for a charger with adjustable charging rates or multiple charging modes to suit different battery types and sizes. A good choice is the Schumacher SC1281 Fully Automatic Battery Charger and Jump Starter, which is compatible with standard, AGM, gel, and deep-cycle batteries and features fully automatic operation and an internal microprocessor that automatically detects the voltage of connected batteries and adjusts the amperage rate during charging.

Maintenance Charging

In addition to charging batteries from a discharged state, many modern battery chargers also offer maintenance or trickle charging modes, so you don’t need to purchase a separate battery maintainer. These modes deliver a low, constant charge to the battery, helping to prevent self-discharge and sulfation, which can occur when batteries sit unused for extended periods. For example, the Schumacher SC1444 Two-Bank Battery Charger and Maintainer can charge and maintain two batteries at once and employs float mode monitoring to maintain batteries after charging is complete.

Safety Features

When selecting a battery charger, prioritize safety features such as overcharge protection, short-circuit protection, and reverse polarity protection. These features help safeguard both your batteries and your vehicles against potential damage or accidents during the charging process. The Schumacher SC1319 Fully Automatic Battery Charger and Maintainer features an array of safety features designed to protect you and your vehicle.

By recognizing the importance of charging up your vehicle batteries with a reliable battery charger, you can ensure they’re always ready to go when adventure calls. Don’t let dead batteries put a damper on your springtime fun—charge up and rev up for endless hours of outdoor excitement!

Maintaining Power: The Role of Battery Maintainers

Battery maintainers play a crucial role in keeping your vehicles’ batteries healthy and ready for action, especially during periods of storage or infrequent use. Unlike traditional battery chargers, which deliver a bulk charge to bring a battery to full capacity, battery maintainers provide a low, constant charge to keep batteries topped up without overcharging or damaging them.

Benefits of Battery Maintainers

How to Use a Battery Maintainer[4]

Ready for Anything: The Lifesaver That Is a Jump Starter

A jump starter is a must-have tool for anyone who owns any type of vehicle with a starter battery, providing peace of mind and a quick solution in the event of a dead battery. Whether you’re stranded on a trail with your ATV or stalled on the water with your personal watercraft, a reliable jump starter can get you back up and running in no time.[5]

Features of Jump Starters

How to Use a Jump Starter[6]

Spring Maintenance Tips for Various Motorized Toys

As you prepare to unleash your outdoor motorized toys for springtime fun, it’s essential to perform some basic maintenance tasks to ensure they’re in top condition and ready to hit the road or water. Here are some spring maintenance tips for common types of power sports and other outdoor recreation vehicles.

ATVs, Dirt Bikes, and Four-Wheelers

Personal Watercraft and Boats

Ride-On Toys and Golf Carts

Safety First: Essential Precautions When Working with Batteries

Working with batteries, whether charging, jump starting, or performing maintenance, requires caution and attention to safety to prevent accidents and injuries. Here are some essential precautions to keep in mind when working with batteries:

Enjoying Spring Adventures: Hit the Road (or Water) with Confidence!

With your outdoor recreation vehicles charged up, maintained, and ready to go, it’s time to embark on springtime adventures with confidence. Whether you’re exploring off-road trails on your ATV, cruising the waves on your personal watercraft, or enjoying a leisurely round of golf in your cart, the possibilities for outdoor fun are endless. So, grab your gear, buckle up, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!


[1] “How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter,” AutoZone, https://www.autozone.com/diy/battery/how-to-test-a-car-battery-with-a-multimeter, Accessed 7 March 2024.

[2] Beale, Alex, “Lead Acid Battery Voltage Charts (6V, 12V, & 24V),” Footprint Hero, https://footprinthero.com/lead-acid-battery-voltage-charts, Accessed 7 March 2024.

[3] “How Long Do Car Batteries Last,” AAA, https://www.aaa.com/autorepair/articles/how-long-do-car-batteries-last, Accessed 7 March 2024.

[4] Note: Always read and follow all instructions in the manufacturer’s user manual.

[5] Note: Marine batteries should be returned to shore before charging or engine starting.

[6] Note: Always read and follow all instructions in the manufacturer’s user manual.

[7] Nearly all vehicles manufactured since the early 1960s are negative ground.

[8] “Lead Acid Batteries,” Concordia University, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjupe7g7eKEAxWOIEQIHaq0DnEQFnoECDEQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.concordia.ca%2Fcontent%2Fdam%2Fconcordia%2Fservices%2Fsafety%2Fdocs%2FEHS-DOC-146_LeadAcidBatteries.pdf&usg=AOvVaw11IZcsA6PqiLswYiTAibhl&opi=89978449, Accessed 7 March 2024.

Did you know that summer heat can actually be tougher on car batteries than winter’s cold? It sounds a bit counterintuitive, but higher temperatures can have a bigger impact on the chemistry inside your battery that generates power.

And it’s not just about the air temperature damaging your battery. Those scorching summer temperatures can really crank up the heat under the hood, causing your vehicle’s battery to fail even faster. It’s no wonder that many drivers end up getting stranded on the roadside during the summer months. Plus, even if your battery survives the summer, heat damage can reveal itself during the winter months when additional cranking power is needed to start your vehicle.

How high temperatures damage your battery

Despite what many drivers believe, winter’s cold is actually less harmful to your car battery than an extended period of hot weather. The ideal temperature range for a car battery is between 70°F and 80°F, so anything above that can cause damage.

The main reason why high summer temperatures can damage your car battery is due to the chemical reaction that occurs inside it. Internal temperatures in your engine compartment can reach 140°F or higher during a heat wave. As the temperature rises, the liquid catalyst-electrolyte inside the battery starts to evaporate, which can damage the battery’s internal structure and cause the lead plates in the battery to corrode, resulting in reduced battery life. Additionally, higher temperatures can speed up the chemical reactions happening inside the battery, resulting in a faster discharge and a shorter lifespan overall. Corrosion will also accumulate on the battery terminals and connectors more quickly when outdoor temperatures soar. 

So, if you don’t take care of your battery during the sweltering summer months, you might end up stranded on the road under the baking sun or have a car that refuses to start come fall or winter.

The long-term consequences of heat damage

In addition to electrolyte evaporation and corrosion, extreme heat can have long-term consequences for your battery and your vehicle. For example, high temperatures come with the risk of overcharging. The heat can interfere with your vehicle’s voltage regulator and other components of the charging system, causing it to malfunction and overcharge your battery, leading to inevitable battery failure. In addition, summer heat can strain the charging system, causing the alternator to work harder to meet your vehicle’s electrical needs, which in turn generates more heat under the hood. This can cause the charging system to fail, potentially leading to expensive repairs.

Welcome to Schumacher Electric’s comprehensive guide on dealing with car battery woes in cold weather. As winter chill settles in, the frigid temperatures can wreak havoc on our vehicles, especially car batteries. Whether you’ve already experienced the frustration of a dead battery or want to stay proactive in preventing such issues, this blog post has got you covered. We’ll dive into the impact of cold weather on car batteries, provide step-by-step instructions for reviving a dead battery, offer tips for safeguarding your battery from the cold, recommend essential equipment to keep your battery in top shape, and more. Don’t let winter catch you off guard – read on to discover how to keep your car battery healthy and your vehicle running smoothly even in the roughest winter conditions.

Understanding the Impact of Cold Weather on Car Batteries

If it seems like every winter your car is harder to start or experiences more battery issues, you aren’t imagining things. Colder weather does negatively impact a battery’s performance, for several reasons.

  1. Heat damage – It may seem counterintuitive to blame winter battery issues on the heat, but oftentimes damage caused by high summer temperatures can reduce your battery’s lifespan. This can result in a battery that just can’t make it through the winter.
  2. Diminished Battery Capacity – To start your vehicle, your battery must provide a certain amount of energy to successfully crank the engine. In cold temperatures, this will require even more energy from your battery, making it work harder to provide the energy needed to activate the starter motor and crank the engine. And while your battery needs to provide more energy in the cold, its capacity also diminishes. In fact, when the temperature is at 32°F, your battery will lose about 20 percent of its capacity and will lose even more capacity as the temperature falls.[1]
  3. Slower Recharge Rate – In normal conditions, your car’s alternator will recharge the battery while you are driving. However, during winter or periods of low temperatures the alternator will take more time to recharge your battery, meaning a short trip may not give your battery enough time to be fully recharged.
  4. Amplified Power Requirements – When it’s cold outside it’s likely that you will use more accessories in your vehicles—windshield wipers, defrosters, heaters—which will increase the power demand on your battery, which further slows the recharge rate and lengthens the time required to fully recharge your battery.
  5. Thickened Engine Oil – Engine oil must flow smoothly through your engine in order for your car to start. When it is extremely cold outside, it thickens, which makes it harder to crank the engine and strains your battery.

Signs of a Dying Battery in Cold Weather

Now that you understand why cold weather is so tough on your battery, be on the lookout for signs that your battery is failing. It is always better to catch the problem early than to find yourself stranded in a dark parking lot with a dead battery on a cold evening.

  1. Engine cranks slowly – If while cranking your engine seems to be sluggish, this could be a sign that your battery is in trouble. It can also be a sign of more serious issues, such as a problem with your vehicle’s electrical system or a failing starter motor. So, if you experience this symptom, drive straight to a mechanic shop or auto parts store to have your battery tested and replaced if necessary.
  2. Headlights and interior lights appear dim – If you notice that your car’s headlights seem weaker or dimmer than usual, a failing battery may be to blame.
  3. The car’s electronics malfunction – Some newer vehicles will shut down non-essential functions when they detect a failing battery. So, if your radio stops working you might just need to replace your battery.
  4. A warning light comes on while driving or stays illuminated after starting – Many newer cars can detect a low battery charge and will turn on a battery light or flash a message about your battery. In older cars, you might get a more general “check engine” warning. If warning lights start to flash, don’t ignore them. Have them checked immediately.
  5. The battery appears swollen or damaged – Extreme temperatures or other damage can cause your battery to leak, swell, vent gasses, and, in extreme cases, explode. If you notice visible damage to the battery, do not drive your vehicle until the battery has been replaced.
  6. Your battery is old – Vehicle batteries have a finite lifespan, usually 3 to 5 years, although they can fail sooner or last beyond that window. If your battery is older than three years, have it tested to ensure it is up to the challenge of winter weather or if it needs to be replaced.

Reviving a Dead Battery in the Cold: Step-by-Step Guide

If you have a dead battery, the only short-term solution is to jump start the battery. To do this, you’ll need either a jump starter or a set of jumper cables and someone with a running car who is willing to give you a jump.

The easier of the two options is to use a modern jump pack. These portable lithium-powered units are compact and lightweight, so you can take them with you in a glove box, center console, or backpack. For those in colder climates, you should consider a jump starter that has a pre-heat function to warm up your battery before jump starting and one with enough power to start your vehicle in cold weather. Modern jump packs are also easy to use. While exact operating steps will vary (refer to the jump pack’s user manual), you will usually connect the clamps as directed, press a button, and then start your vehicle.

If you choose to use jumper cables, make sure you use cables with a low AWG (American Wire Gauge) number as these will conduct energy more efficiently, especially in cold weather.

  1. Position the two vehicles close enough that your cables can reach the battery in each vehicle.
  2. Turn off the ignition in both vehicles, as well as all accessories, such as headlights, radios, heaters, etc.
  3. Engage both vehicles’ emergency brakes.
  4. Raise the hood or access to the vehicle battery and locate the battery terminals. If the terminals are corroded, remove the corrosion with a wire brush.
  5. Connect the clamps as directed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. This will usually be the red clamp to the positive terminal in both vehicles. The black clamps to the negative terminal in the donor car and to the vehicle chassis in the car that won’t start.
  6. Start the engine of the donor car first. Then crank the engine of the second vehicle.
  7. After it starts, disconnect the battery cables.
  8. Drive the car that was just started for at least 20 minutes to recharge the battery. Note: This will take longer in cold weather.

Preemptive Measures: How to Safeguard Your Battery from the Cold

While there are remedies for a dead battery, prevention is better for your battery’s health and lifespan and safer for you, the driver. Here are nine easy steps you can take to prevent a dead battery.

  1. Drive your car regularly – When your car is parked for extended periods, such as a week or longer, it can self-discharge. If you must leave your vehicle idle, using a battery maintainer will combat self-discharge and help maintain a full charge and battery health.
  2. Avoid short trips – In moderate temperatures it will take 20-30 minutes of driving at highway speeds to fully recharge your vehicle’s battery. It takes even longer in low temperatures. Short trips won’t give your battery the opportunity to fully recharge, so the next time you start your vehicle you’ll do so with a partially charged battery.
  3. Park in a garage – This is one of the easiest things to do to protect your battery from hot or cold temperatures. A garage helps your battery maintain a more moderate temperature, especially in the cold overnight hours.
  4. Choose a high-quality battery suitable to your climate – A battery with a high cold cranking amps (CCA) rating will deliver more energy to your vehicle during starting and better withstand a heavier load from accessories such as heated seats. A premium battery can also last up to twice as long as a standard flooded battery.
  5. Perform regular battery maintenance – It’s important to do a monthly visual inspection of your battery. This can identify damage or signs of battery corrosion. Corrosion will make your battery work harder, which is especially detrimental during cold weather.
  6. Test your battery – It’s a smart move, especially if you live in a climate with temperature extremes, to regularly test your battery. Most auto parts stores will test the battery for you, or you can test it yourself at home with a battery tester. If you test at home, batteries with a reading of at least 12.4 volts are sufficiently charged and should work as intended.[1] If the battery has a reading below 12.4 volts, attempt to charge the battery. If it cannot be recharged, replace the battery immediately. Regular testing, however it occurs, helps you identify potential problems before they happen.
  7. Insulate your battery – Using an insulation kit or thermal barrier will help your battery maintain a stable temperature and provide protection from extreme cold.
  8. Don’t run lights or accessories with the ignition off – Reduce the load on your battery by turning off non-essential items such as lights and car radios. Even items like phone chargers can be a drain on your battery.
  9. Use a battery charger and maintainer – Battery chargers and maintainers are ideal for vehicles that will sit unused for more than a week. Once your battery reaches a full charge, they will supply your battery with only enough power to offset its discharge rate. A good automatic charger/maintainer will keep your battery in top condition, extending its lifespan and making sure it starts on the first try.

Essential Tools and Equipment for Cold Weather Battery Maintenance

Having a few battery care tools on hand can ensure that your battery makes it safely through the winter season. Whether it’s a simple battery tester, a portable jump starter, or battery charger/maintainer for your garage, these tools will each decrease your chances of becoming stranded in the cold by a weak or dead battery.

Battery Tester

Schumacher 100A 6V/12V Battery Load Tester and Voltmeter (BT-100)

It’s important to regularly test your battery, especially if it is over 3 years old or exposed to extreme temperatures. The Schumacher BT-100 is designed to test 6V and 12V batteries up to 1000 cranking amps and will also test your vehicle’s charging system. This tool will let you test load, battery condition, and starter motor draw with a 50A load test for 6V batteries and a 100A load test for 12V batteries. It’s also simple enough for even novices to use. Simply connect the unit’s clamps and follow the steps for your chosen test. The results will appear on the full-color analog meter.

Jump Starters

Schumacher Lithium Portable Power Pack and 1000A 12V Jump Starter (SL1639)

Designed to start up to 8.0L gas and 6.0L diesel engines, the Schumacher SL1639 jump starter is compatible with a range of vehicles including cars, motorcycles, boats, SUVs, and trucks. However, its major advantage is its small size. Due to its compact and lightweight nature, the SL1639 can be easily carried in a purse or backpack, added to your car’s winter emergency kit, or placed in your vehicle’s glove box. It’s also long lasting with a fast recharge, allowing up to 30 jump starts on a single charge and then recharging in 2.5 to 4 hours. The unit also functions as a power bank that recharges smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other items that might be essential in an emergency. Plus, there’s a built-in LED light with three modes – steady, flashing (SOS), and strobe – to increase your visibility after dark.

Schumacher SL1562 Lithium Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter (SL1562)

If you’d prefer a multi-function jump starter that is still relatively compact and lightweight, you should look to the Schumacher SL1562. This device is a jump starter, USB power station, 150-PSI air compressor, and emergency light all in one. The SL1562 is perfect to keep on hand in your garage and will help you perform a range of tasks. The 1200 peak amps will jump up to 8.0L gas and 6.0L diesel engines in cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, marine batteries, SUVs, ATVs, and more. The 2.4A USB port charges up to two times faster than a standard USB charger[1] and is perfect for tailgating, camping, and emergency power. With the 150-PSI air compressor you can ensure your tires are always properly inflated or fix a flat soccer ball before after-school practice. The LED light comes in handy when jump starting a vehicle and can also serve as a vital source of light if the power goes out.

Rugged by Schumacher 2000 Peak Amp 12V Portable Lithium Jump Starter and USB Power Pack (SL1612)

This winter, if you want the peace of mind brought by a seriously powerful jump starter, consider purchasing the Rugged by Schumacher SL1612 2000 peak amp jump starter. This jump starter is powerful enough to jump start just about any passenger vehicle up to 10.0L gas and 8.0L diesel. Plus, it features Schumacher’s Pre-Heating technology that warms batteries in cold temperatures for better starting conditions. It also has a Pre-Boost feature that adds a pre-charge to deeply discharged batteries to deliver easier starting. Other advantages of the Rugged by Schumacher SL1612 are three times faster recharge time[2], seven times lighter weight[3], six times longer shelf life[4], up to 45 jump starts on a single charge, and a 2.4A USB port for two times faster charging[5]. It also boasts a built-in LED area light, 36-inch heavyweight jumper cables and multiple safety features for easy and safe jump starting.

Battery Chargers/Maintainers

Schumacher 100A 6V/12V Fully Automatic Battery Charger and Jump Starter with 30A Boost Mode (SC1281)

If preventing battery issues is your preferred approach, a battery charger and maintainer is the tool for you. The Schumacher SC1281 is a fully automatic battery charger/maintainer and jump starter in one. It even features a built-in battery and alternator tester. The SC1281 delivers 100 cranking amp engine start, a 30A boost, and 6A<>2A charge/maintain rates that are suitable for a wide range of vehicles with standard, AGM, gel, and deep-cycle batteries. Fully automatic, this charger features multi-stage charging, float mode monitoring, and reverse hook-up protection, all designed to maintain battery health and extend your battery’s lifespan. With this device, you’ll have a complete set of tools to keep your battery in top condition all year long.

Schumacher 6A 6V/12V Fully Automatic Battery Charger and Maintainer (SC1357)

For basic battery charging and maintaining needs, you can’t beat the Schumacher SC1357. It features 6A charge (12V), 2A charge (6V), and 3A maintain rates. It’s also fully automatic for easy and safe charging with features such as multi-stage charging, auto voltage detection, float mode monitoring, and reverse hook-up protection. It’s compatible with 6V and 12V standard and AGM batteries.

Schumacher 2A 6V/12V Two-Bank Fully Automatic Battery Charger and Maintainer (SC1410)

Instead of purchasing multiple battery chargers/maintainers to charge and maintain multiple batteries, choose a multiple-bank charger that will charge batteries simultaneously. The Schumacher SC1410 is a two-bank charger that can charge and maintain two batteries at once, with each bank outputting 2A for a total output of 4A. With fully automatic operations, the SC1410 features auto voltage detection, multi-stage charging, float mode monitoring, reverse hook-up protection, bad battery detection, non-sparking clamps, and a desulfation mode to help recover sulfated batteries. It also features LED indicators, a hook attachment that lets you hang the device out of the way for added safety, and mounting slots that allow the device to be mounted to a wall or other flat surface. It also comes with two sets of quick-connect battery clamps and two 18-inch, non-fused ring lead harnesses with weather caps.

Enjoy the Winter Season Without Worry

Winter may be the most challenging time of the year for your car battery, but with the right knowledge and precautions, you can efficiently manage any issues that arise. Whether you choose to take a proactive approach by winterizing your vehicle or need to revive a dead battery, the information in this blog will help you do so effectively. Remember, a little preventative maintenance can go a long way in avoiding car battery woes in cold weather. Stay safe, stay warm, and enjoy all the season has to offer with a reliable car battery on your side!


[1] “How to Help Prevent 4 Common Cold Weather Battery Issues,” Firestone, https://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/blog/batteries/preventing-winter-battery-issues/, Accessed 5 April 2023.

[2] “5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car Battery,” Reader’s Digest Canada, https://www.readersdigest.ca/cars/maintenance/extend-life-car-battery/, Accessed 5 April 2023.

[3] 1A USB port

[4] Than traditional AGM jump starters

[5] Than traditional AGM jump starters

[6] Than traditional AGM jump starters [1] Than a 1A USB port

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