Last updated 5 days ago
When you have old batteries that you need to discard, it is against the law to throw them out with your other trash. It is important to take proper care with disposing of batteries as they contain chemicals that are extremely harmful to the environment. Instead of throwing your old batteries away in the trash, you should recycle your old batteries at a designated facility. A battery recycling or waste disposal center will have the proper equipment to handle the chemicals contained in your old batteries. When transporting old batteries, it is a good idea to keep them in a Ziploc bag or other sealed container.
For over 60 years, Battery Pros has provided expert battery recycling services. As the top battery recycler in the country, we make is easy and convenient to recycle your old batteries with us. To learn more about battery recycling, contact our Woburn battery center at (781) 995-3603 or visit our website.
Last updated 12 days ago
Summer is just around the corner, and many drivers will soon be hitting the road during the peak driving season of the year. The heat of summer can be extremely damaging to your vehicle’s internal system, including your car battery. To help you with your summer car care, here is a look at how the summer temperatures impact your car battery:
When your car battery is exposed to extreme heat for long periods of time, it will begin to discharge energy at a faster rate. Batteries operate optimally at moderate temperatures, up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Any temperatures that are hotter than this will cause the chemicals in the battery to metabolize more quickly, which will lead to the battery losing its charge. Over a period of many hot days, your car battery will run a greater risk of dying due to a lack of charge.
Excessively hot temperatures during the summer can cause the fluid in your car battery to evaporate. When your car battery fluid evaporates, the internal systems of the battery will be damaged. Fluid loss can also cause corrosion on the inside of the battery, which will eventually cause your battery to malfunction or become completely destroyed.
Summer Car Battery Tips
To ensure that your car battery is ready for the summer, it is important to have your vehicle’s electrical system checked before the weather heats up. Your technician can inspect to see that your battery is charging at the proper rate and has the right level of fluid. By inspecting your battery and electrical system before the onset of summer, you will ensure that your car battery is working great all summer long.
If your vehicle is in need of a new battery before the weather heats up, come to Battery Pros. We offer a variety of top quality car batteries that will provide you with fantastic performance, year round. To learn more about the vehicle batteries we offer at our Woburn location, call us at (781) 995-3603 or contact us online.
Last updated 18 days ago
Even though car batteries normally last for three to five years, there are some common situations that require drivers to upgrade their batteries sooner. Dead batteries obviously require replacement, but electively changing your battery may also be beneficial. An upgraded battery can be the perfect solution to a car’s power problems.
Power Your New Audio System
Some drivers who install state-of-the-art sound systems are disappointed to realize their current batteries don’t have enough power to handle their new amps, subwoofers, and speakers. The problem is an overstrained car battery. If the headlights dim and the windows roll down slowly during heavy bass beats, these are sure signs of inadequate battery power. You’ll need a car battery upgrade if your audio system requires 750-1000 watts or more to operate. Luckily, there are a number of options for battery upgrades meant to handle the increased power demand of car audio systems.
To see when else you should replace your car battery, click here or give us a call today at (781) 995-3603.