Maintaining your Battery during the Winter

So far this winter has been a cold one…have you been properly maintaining your batteries that are in storage? If you haven’t you will be purchasing a new one come spring!

If you haven’t already, here is the proper way to maintain your batteries during winter:

  1. Disconnect Unused Battery
  2. Keep ‘Em Clean & Dry
  3. Recharge Battery Once Every Month

If you’re having your battery sit for a long period of time (during the winter season) it’s best policy to disconnect them; this is because some vehicles and boats use a little bit of power, even when they are turned off. 

Be sure to keep your batteries dry and clean; if they are damp or dirty, corrosion may occur, which is one of biggest battery killers! You can clean your battery with a combination of baking soda and water. You will rinse it with clear water, and dry it with a towel.

An unused battery will “run out of juice” faster than a used battery, which is why it’s important to charge your battery at least once per month. Please be sure to use a charger that is made specifically for your battery brand; if you need help, we can help you select the right charger.

For more information about maintaining batteries that are in storage, please feel free to give Batteries Unlimited a call at (508) 752-8777. If you need any help finding new batteries for your boats and summer vehicles, please feel free to stop by our store in Worcester MA!

Winter Battery Storage

Now that summer is over, and we’re already entering into the summer season, you’re probably putting your summer toys (boats, motorcycles, four wheelers, etc.) into storage. Now that they are in storage, you probably don’t think too much about them during the summer; however, it would be a great idea to run some maintenance and checkups on the batteries, so that come spring they are ready to go.photo

You should disconnect the unused battery for all boats and vehicles that will not be in use until the spring. Any item that is not going to be in use for an extended period, i.e. a whole season, should have its battery disconnected; some vehicles draw a little power from their battery, even when they aren’t in use. What will this do to your vehicle? If you leave it connected, the vehicle could drain out the battery’s juice, meaning you will have to purchase a new one come spring time.

Do your best to keep batteries clean and dry during this cold and wet season! When batteries are wet or dirty, corrosion can occur, which is a battery’s biggest enemy! You can clean your batteries with a mixture of baking soda and water. Make sure you rinse with clear water, and wipe the product dry!

Be sure to recharge these batteries at least once every month; when batteries sit idle for an extended period, the chemicals inside will begin to react causing a lot of damage to the insides of your battery. Be sure to use a charger that is made specifically for your battery model; if you have questions regarding which charter to use, please feel free to give Batteries Unlimited a call!

Batteries that are in storage need to be properly maintained in order for them to survive the cold winter that is ahead of us! For more information about battery maintenance programs, or if you need to purchase a new battery, please give Batteries Unlimited a call at (508) 752-8777.

Battery Store Location

Our battery store, Batteries Unlimited is located at 1000 Grafton Street, Worcester MA, 01604; we are open Monday through Saturday, come on in for all of your battery needs!marine

At our battery store, we have a huge selection of batteries for every day products. Our batteries are high quality, so they are built to last.

Below you will find some of the batteries we sell at our Worcester MA store:

Our battery technicians have the experience and the training to help you find just about any type of battery you’re looking for.

For more information about our battery products, please give Battery Unlimited a call at (508) 752-8777.

 

Lawn Mower Batteries

Though summer is over, you will still need your lawn mower for at least another month! Be sure to purchase a battery for your lawn mower with Batteries Unlimited!

The perfect time to mow your lawn is in October; you want to give your lawn one last clean cut before winter hits.

We carry a huge selection of lawn mower batteries to fit just about any make or model; some of the more recent models we’ve sold batteries for include: John Deere, Craftsman and Toro.

Our battery technicians will help you find the right battery model and size, the first time.

We not only have have batteries for lawn mowers, but batteries for all of your lawn care needs; we have batteries for everything, ranging from your weed and hedge trimmer to your industrial cutting machine.

Why would we be advertising our lawn care batteries when summer is over, and it’ll be winter sooner rather than later? Well, that is a fair question, but it’s never a bad thing to be prepared! If you purchase a new battery today, you won’t have to worry about the battery life of your lawn mower come spring!

Isn’t it just typical to have something not work when you really need it? Don’t let that happen to you; don’t wait until spring to purchase your new battery! Save yourself some agony and aggravation by purchasing a lawn mower battery today!

For more information about our lawn care batteries, please give Batteries Unlimited a call at 508-752-8777.

 

Where to Store your Boat’s Battery During the Winter

We are sad to report that summer is over, and it is officially the start of fall! Many people don’t know what to do with their boat’s battery during the winter.

Do we leave it in the storage garage, do we store it someplace warm, what about leaving it on auto charge?

All of these are great questions! Here at Batteries Unlimited, we suggest not leaving your battery with your boat, in the cold storage unit. People who leave their batteries in a cold storage unit, find themselves purchasing new batteries every spring, which is great of our business, but we want to do everything in our power to help our clients’ batteries last long!

If you do decide to leave it in a cold storage unit, we suggest leaving your battery on auto-recharge. That way your battery gets some action during the dead cold of winter, instead of just sitting their dead. If you have absolutely no place for your boat battery other than the storage unit, make sure to leave the battery on auto recharge!!

The best advice we have for boat owners is to take the battery out and store it in a warmer place; usually someplace in your home, like your basement will do the trick. You still should charge it every once in awhile so that it isn’t idle all winter!

Of course if your boat battery is already dead, there’s nothing you can do, but purchase a new one! We sell plenty of marine batteries, for great prices; our associates will help you find the right battery!

For more information on boat battery storage or on purchasing a new battery, please give Batteries Unlimited a call at 508-752-8777.

 

Laptop Battery Guide

When you’re looking into purchasing a new battery for your laptop, here are some steps to follow to make the process quick and easy! Following these steps are important, because if you purchase the wrong batter, you can really harm your laptop.

Follow these tips below, and you’re well on you way to purchasing the right battery for your laptop:

  1. Know your laptop name and model. We are sure you know the name of your laptop, i.e. Dell, Sony, etc. but knowing the exact model number can help us find the battery you’re looking for.
  2. Write down the old battery’s model number. Sometimes you can’t find the laptop model number, if this is the case, check your old battery, often times than not, the battery itself will have a model number. This is probably the best and most accurate way to get the battery you’re looking for.
  3. As soon as you have either the battery model, laptop model, or both, give us a call and we will run the model numbers through our system.
  4. Double check your work. Once we find the battery based on the model number you gave to us, we will repeat the model back to you, just to be 100% sure we have the same model number.

Purchasing a new battery for your laptop will be quick and easy! If you’re having trouble finding both the laptop and battery models, bring the laptop to our store, and we will do our best to find the matching battery!

For more information please give Batteries Unlimited a call at 508-752-8777.

 

Golf Cart Batteries

As we inch closer to August, chances are your golf cart battery just might be running out of steam! Not to worry, here at Batteries Unlimited, we have the battery product that will keep your golf cart running through the end of the summer, and many months after that!

Whether you’re an owner of a golf course, who has 100’s of golf carts, or you’re an individual owner, we will help you find the right battery product for you!

We have a huge array of models, starting with deep cycle 6v, 8v and 12v; we also have a full line of 12v starting batteries.

Batteries Unlimited will even recycle your old golf cart batteries too! Recycling batteries will not only put some extra cash in your pocket, but it will also help to make the environment a better place.

We have batteries for a number of products, including cars, boats, motorcycles, trucks, cellphones, computers, and just about any other type of battery you can think of!

For more information about our products, please give Batteries Unlimited a call at (508) 752-8777.

Sponsoring Cars of Summer in Worcester MA

Here at Batteries Unlimited, we are one of the sponsors for Cars of Summer in Worcester MA; we will also have a booth where you can learn more about our battery products.

Cars of Summer is a local group of car enthusiasts that have enjoyed the annual car show that takes place in Green Hill Park. This love of theirs’ has helped them create the Cars of Summer event, which is a three day long show that brings car enthusiasts and their families together.

The main goal of this groups is to promote local businesses (like Batteries Unlimited!) and to host a stylish and eventful car show.

The show will be during the Fourth of July Weekend, starting Friday, July 4 and extending through Sunday, July 6. The show will begin at 7am and run until 7pm!

Come checkout some of the cars, we might even have one of our cars in the showing, too! Also, come checkout our booth!!

Batteries for Wheelchairs

Here at Batteries Unlimited, we have batteries for wheelchairs & other mobile assistant equipment; our batteries will last long, and will help you stay on the move!

Our batteries last longer and have quicker response times because of their ability to maintain high level voltage during discharge.

We are here to make sure the battery in your wheel chair is working properly, so that you can continue living life without any interruptions or trouble from a dead battery.

Our battery technicians will help you find the right battery for your specific wheelchair model. For more information about our battery products and services, please feel free to give Batteries Unlimited a call at (508) 752-8777.

Boat Batteries

Summer is here, time to get those boats back out on the lake or ocean! Your boat has been sitting idle for sometime now, your boat’s battery might not be working as well as it should!

Don’t procrastinate in checking the strength of your battery; it won’t be a fun emarinexperience if you’ve gathered up all the kids for a fun boat ride, only to find the boat won’t start. Avoid the tears, and get your battery tested today!

We can help determine if you need a new battery or not; if we find that you do need a new battery, one of our very experienced technicians will help you find the right battery for your boat model!

Our store is located in Worcester MA, and we are open six days a week, giving you plenty of time to replace that old boat battery of yours!

Again, test the durability of your battery now, before you load up your kids and family onto the boat, and their hopes up for fun ride. Avoid disappointment and give Batteries Unlimited a call at (508) 752-8777.