Honda Battery Care

Discussion in 'Technical Articles' started by Ichiban, Saturday 29th Jan, 2011.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    A Honda battery will give dependable performance and have a long service life if you take proper care of it.

    Here's some good advice to keep it in top condition:

    • Keep the battery charged. If you don't drive your vehicle every week, you may need to charge the battery periodically. Lack of use takes its toll on a battery - especially an automotive battery, which is designed to be charged regularly by an alternator. An unused battery, regardless of its chemistry, will discharge itself over time. And, if that battery is allowed to remain discharged, it will suffer severe corrosion on the positive grid, resulting in battery failure. The rate of discharge depends on the type of battery and the temperature it's stored at.

    • Disconnect the battery lead. Remember to disconnect the negative terminal if the vehicle is to be stored for longer than 30 days, then periodically check the voltage and and charge it if necessary.

    • Maintain the electrolyte level. If your battery has removable vent caps, check the electrolyte level on a regular basis and add distilled water when you see the level is low.

    • Keep the terminals clean. Check the terminals and cables at least once a year for signs of corrosion, especially when the weather gets hot. If the connections are dirty or corroded, clean them using a battery post and terminal cleaner. This ensures a good connection and reliable starting.

    • Keep the battery case clean. Use a clean cloth dampened with ammonia or a 50/50 mix of baking soda and water to remove any heavy oil or dirt from the top of the battery case. Then rinse the top of the case with clean water and let it dry thoroughly
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bump since battery care is being discussed quite a bit.
     
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  3. Garrydhu Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Good advice,,,,normally don't give the battery any througt reference maintaining it properly, tnx.
     
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