Maintenance Tips from Chrome Battery CEO- Dale Petruzzi

Chrome Battery

CEO of Chrome Battery

Get to know Chrome Battery’s CEO, and battery connoisseur, Dale Petruzzi! As we all know, the colder it gets the harder it is to keep a battery going. Dale took some time to outline a couple simple battery maintenance tips to help you get the most from your battery!


My name is Dale and I am the CEO of Chrome Battery. I’ve heard a lot of questions about the best techniques to maintain batteries in the winter months, so I wanted to extend my knowledge and expertise about batteries to our valued customers. For lots of us, a cold winter is upon us, which means most of us are putting up our power sport vehicles for the winter. Hopefully by the end of these few battery care techniques and tips you can extend the life of your battery throughout the winter months!


Tip 1: Keep your battery plugged into a maintainer or slow charger

When a battery is in standby mode from sitting all winter, sulfation sets in and shortens the life of your battery.

How does sulfation occur?

Sulfation occurs when a battery sits or is not in use for a few months because the battery discharges a bit every day because it is not in use.

When the battery is used daily or weekly in the vehicle the vehicle's charging system recharges the battery, a fully charged battery slows sulfation way down.

In short, when a battery is fully charged, the entire electrolyte/sulfuric acid is absorbed in the separator and lead plate leaving only water in the cell.  When a battery is stagnate, acid leaves the separator and lead plates, which then mixes back into the water. This causes impurities in the battery, which ultimately leads to sulfation.

So, what’s the best way to stop or slow this process?

Keep a battery maintainer or slow charger on it till the vehicle is in use again.  The slower the charge the longer the battery will last.  A fast charge will get the battery hot and shorten the life of your battery.


Tip 2: Remove your battery and charge it in a well vented area

The best way to charge your battery over none use periods is to take it out of vehicle and place it in a well vented area, putting one of our ½ amp or 1 amp maintainers on it, leaving it until you need the battery again.  

Our charger will charge the battery when it needs to be charged, and turn off when the battery is fully charged.  This process will continue until the battery is in use again. Once in use again, your vehicle charging system will take over and help maintain the battery itself.

I hope this clears up any questions you might have. If you have any questions reach out to us at  (317) 564-4278 or [email protected]  and we are happy to help.

  Sincerely, CEO Dale Do you have any battery maintenance tips you would recommend? Feel free to share them below for us!