Battery Maintenance Safety Basics: 2019 Edition

Posted by Crown Battery on Jan 30, 2019 9:17:16 AM


The right battery maintenance can significantly extend your battery life – and save you from costly downtime and premature failure.

Here are some of the keys to safe and effective battery maintenance.

Step 1: Wear PPE:

Anytime you’re working with potentially hazardous materials (read: almost any battery), it’s important to start by donning the proper safety gear.

Step 2: Reduce maintenance with proper battery selection

When batteries are engineered better, built to precise specifications, and assembled with higher-quality components – they will last longer and require less maintenance.

Want to know more about what to look for? You’ll discover universally applicable tips in John Connell’s “How To Choose The Right Battery.”

Also, consider low-maintenance batteries such as AGM. These battery chemistries dramatically reduce maintenance requirements and do not need watering.

Step 3: Arm yourself with the right tools

  • Invest in a few simple, quality tools like a hydrometer, voltmeter, and better personal protective equipment. These tools will make it safe, fast, and easy to maintain your batteries properly.

  • Download or order maintenance schedule charts from your manufacturer

  • Schedule routine maintenance in your calendar, so you don’t have to remember it.

Step 4: Follow Crown’s simple-to-use safety and maintenance guide

Crown Battery’s engineers have compressed decades of safety and maintenance strategies into a simple guide called “Safety First.”

And it’s free – our gift to you for reading.

See Crown Battery’s free Safety First guide for in-depth instructions.


Crown’s “Safety First” guide explains:

  • Which 7 factors affect battery life and performance

  • Little-known keys to successful preventative maintenance

  • Safety tips for inspection and handling

  • Detailed diagrams covering battery watering basics

  • Charging selection and guidelines for optimum performance

  • How to troubleshoot most battery problems in just 3 steps

Click here to download Crown Battery’s “Safety First” maintenance guide.

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