Battery Selection and Installation

montajYou can select the correct type of battery for your vehicle using our catalogue which comes with detailed specifications for each battery. The most important criteria in selecting a battery are dimensions, cold start current and capacity values. Dry batteries require water which must be added in accordance with instructions provided above and charged if needed.   
 
Wet-charged batteries should be recharged in accordance with instructions provided when the average daily temperatures are below 4°C and the open circuit voltage is 12.5 Volts and below. 
 
Follow the same procedure if the open circuit voltage is 12.5 Volts and below despite higher temperatures.  
 
Before disconnecting the old battery, mark all of the battery cable lugs or terminals as +/- to avoid reversed connection when installing the new battery.
 
To install your new battery, first measure the battery voltage and its direction and confirm that all the values are correct. Then carefully inspect the battery case and the connections, clean the case and battery cable lugs. Place the battery, reconnect the cables, and tighten bolts.
 
Attach the positive (+) cable first and the negative ground (-) cable last. Tighten the bolts carefully; over tightening the terminal posts will severely damage the battery, especially in stud terminals. 
 
ADD ONLY DISTILLED WATER TO BATTERIES WITH DECREASED ELECTROLYTE LEVELS.

 

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