Last updated 7 months ago
There’s nothing like taking your recreational vehicle for a trip across your home state, or even across the country. No matter where you’re headed, the last thing you want to encounter is battery failure that leaves you stranded. It’s important to have the necessary supplies on any RV trip, and one of the best things to have with you is a spare battery.
Preventative maintenance and careful inventory can help you and your family avoid or overcome issues when on the road, including battery failure. Many recreational vehicles sit unused for large amounts of time, and this can sometimes cause problems for idle batteries. Talk with a battery specialist to understand more about maintaining the battery inside your RV; you may consider a trickle charger that will enable the battery to remain fully charged even when not in use. Also keep a spare battery ready to go in the event of an emergency.
Some items are essential in case of battery failure. On any trip, no matter how short, bring a first aid kit, water, blankets, emergency lights, and the number to your roadside assistance provider. Many battery stores offer mobile battery replacement, so have their number on hand as well. Always ask your roadside assistance provider what type of batteries they have available—installing a quality battery can make all the difference when you need a replacement.
If you do encounter battery failure in a remote location, it’s very important to have enough gear to get along in the meantime. This includes food, camping supplies, extra clothes, and other things to keep you and your family safe and protected. If your RV has alternative sources of power such as propane, consider emergency generators or other portable devices that can help make your life easier. Finally, take extra utility supplies like extension cords, because you never know when you may need them.
Be prepared for your next vacation in your RV with the help of Battery Pros. We carry all sorts of vehicle batteries and can help your RV get back into operating condition in the event of battery failure. Call us at (781) 932-0076 for more information.
Last updated 7 months ago
Lead is a hazardous substance found in automobile batteries. In fact, a typical car battery contains around 20 pounds of lead, which need to be disposed of properly. Recycling facilities are able to separate batteries into their component materials, including lead, to facilitate reuse of salvageable components and safe disposal of hazardous materials.
Reclaimed lead is melted in powerful furnaces in recycling facilities after being carefully separated from other battery components. Treatment kettles further refine the lead, removing impurities and readying the metal for casting. Casted lead is made from more than 14 million car batteries every year. Lead is nearly indestructible, so it can be recycled again and again. More than 99% of lead is recycled and often put back into new car batteries.
When it comes time to recycle your used car batteries, contact Battery Pros. We have been recycling lead-acid batteries since 1952 and will help you safely dispose of your used batteries. Contact us at (781) 932-0076 to learn about recycling centers in your area and how to obtain excellent new batteries for your car.
Last updated 8 months ago
Battery recycling is something that every consumer should make an effort to do. Batteries require proper disposal, no matter what type. Automobile batteries, household batteries, laptop batteries, and everything in between can present a risk to the environment and your health if not properly disposed. Proper disposal also ensures a closed loop of recycling that helps lower the cost of new batteries.
Used batteries can contain a range of heavy metals and other hazardous materials or chemicals. Mercury is a concern, though the EPA and federal regulations have limited the amounts of mercury used in household batteries today. Still, improper disposal of batteries exposes the environment to the contents of these batteries as they break down.
Safety for You and Your Family
Not only is battery recycling kinder to the environment, but also has a real impact on your health and safety. Simply throwing batteries in the trash results in their presence in landfills. The hazardous materials inside leak out of the batteries and can eventually contaminate the area surrounding the landfill, potentially entering groundwater supplies and penetrating the soil.
One of the most tangible benefits that you can enjoy from recycling your old batteries comes in the form of new battery costs. Recycled and reclaimed materials can be used to manufacture new batteries, which greatly cuts down the cost of obtaining and refining new materials. This helps keep batteries accessible to everyone, ensuring that the materials to create new batteries are readily available.
Battery Pros proudly recycles all types of batteries. If you would like to learn about where you can recycle your automobile, household, marine, or any other type of battery, contact us at (781) 932-0076. We carry a full selection of replacement batteries for all of your battery-powered appliances and vehicles. Visit us online for more information today.
Last updated 8 months ago
Check out the pages below to understand what types of maintenance and care your motorcycle’s battery will need over time, and how to deal with an unexpected motorcycle battery failure. Contact Battery Pros at (781) 932-0076 to explore these topics in greater detail or to hear about our inventory of batteries and recycling services.
Last updated 8 months ago
No one wants to be left with a motorcycle that won't start, but it can happen. Being prepared for a dead motorcycle battery can help you avoid inconvenient situations, and with the right equipment, you can even get yourself and your bike to a service center or a battery shop for a replacement.
Invest in an emergency charger. The best way to be prepared for a failed motorcycle battery is to take steps before you encounter such a situation. You can certainly stock a spare motorcycle battery in your garage, but this doesn't help if you find yourself with a dead battery away from home. Instead, consider emergency chargers approved for use with your motorcycle battery, available from your battery supply shop. These can get you out of a tight spot and either to the nearest service center or back to your home so you can have a fresh battery installed.
Make sure your other battery is charged. Your cell phone can be your greatest ally when you encounter vehicle troubles like a dead battery. A charged cell phone can enable you to get assistance on the road or secure transportation when your motorcycle fails to start.
Test your battery. What may appear to be a failed battery at first could actually be another failed component. If this is the case, attempting to charge an undamaged battery could cause further problems. Purchase a quality battery tester from your battery supplier and carry it with you on long trips.
Don't forget your warranty. By obtaining your motorcycle batteries from a quality battery shop, you can steer clear of defective batteries or low-quality products that can leave you with a dead bike. If you do encounter problems, you’ll have quality customer service to fall back on.
Be safe. No matter where your motorcycle’s battery dies, whether safely in a parking lot or on the side of a busy highway, always put your personal safety first. Don't attempt maintenance on busy thoroughfares, and call for assistance if you need it.
For more information about keeping your motorcycle’s battery charged and good to go, contact Battery Pros at (781) 932-0076. We carry high-quality batteries for motorcycles of all makes. Visit us online for additional information today.