Preventive Care to Extend the Life of your Battery

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  There is no denying that the winter time can be extremely rough on your batteries. When it comes to prolonging a battery's life throughout the winter, preventive care is very important. Here at Chrome Battery, we get a lot of questions about how to maintain your battery and prolong it’s life during the winter. Because of this, we have compiled a list of easy preventive care tips to extend the life of your battery this winter! BUT… Before we get into preventive care, it is also important to understand a little bit about your battery. To not be shocked, we have compiled a short list of information you should know to be ahead of the game on your battery dying.


Did you know that the average life of a power sport battery is one-to-two years? This information comes into play when being prepared and aware of the signs of needing a new battery. Knowing the signs of needing a new battery can prevent heartache and heartbreak - because if it does not start, you do not ride.  


To prevent that heartbreaking moment from happening to you, here are some obvious signs of your battery’s life dissipating:

  1. Swelling of the battery
  2. Slowed cranking power
  3. Short cranking time

How do I prevent my battery from dying in the winter?

Once you have got your new battery, making it last as long as possible is ideal to get the most bang for your buck. We have compiled a list of tips on how to maintenance your battery to prevent it from failing prematurely:

  1. If possible, bring your battery in during the winter months so it is not out in the cold temperatures
  2. During long periods of time that you are not riding, place the battery on a tender charger to keep it charged
  3. Ensure that you are using the correct battery for your application; an incorrect battery may work the first couple of times but will ultimately die if it is not meant for that application
  4. Keep an eye on the battery & charger during charging as to not overcharge the battery

  Keeping these tips in mind will help prolong the life of your battery, and make riding that much more fun without the worry of your battery dying on you! Head over to Chrome Battery for the best selection and prices on power sport and car audio batteries in the industry! Also check out our Xtend Smart Chargers to keep your battery charged and ready to go! Do you have any go-to tips that you use in your preventive battery failure maintenance? If so, leave them down below for us to try!