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    11/07/2022 0 Comments
    The Beginner's Guide to Marine Boat Batteries

    Did you know that about 12.4 million Canadians go boating every year? With over five million Canadians owning a boat, boating is increasing in popularity.

    If you’re one of the many Canadians who own a boat or are thinking about buying a boat, you need to know how to choose the right boat battery. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about marine boat batteries!

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    11/07/2022 0 Comments
    4 Signs of a Bad Motorcycle Battery

    Motorcycle batteries should last two to five years if you're following the right motorcycle battery tips and looking after yours. Fail to treat your battery with the care it needs, however, and you'll be lucky if you get two years of life out of it. And then there's the possibility that you got a dud to start with. 

    But what are some signs of a bad motorcycle battery? Let's take a look at this motorcycle battery guide to find out!

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  • Motor vehicle
    05/07/2022 0 Comments
    Here's Why Your Car Battery Keeps Draining

    Did you know that a car battery typically lasts three to five years? 

    Today is the day. You have planned a big trip for weeks, and you are finally ready to hit the road. You load up the car with everything you need for the journey. Then right when you are about to head out, you realize that your car battery is dead. Again. Why does it seem like your car battery keeps dying, no matter how often you get it serviced? And what can you do to prevent it from happening again in the future?

    Want to learn more about car batteries and how to prevent them from dying? Read on to find out!

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    30/06/2022 0 Comments
    4 Signs Your Car Battery Is About to Die

    The average car battery requires no maintenance. Still, even the best batteries don't last forever. The battery is the workhorse of a car. It sits under the hood, quietly doing its job, often forgotten by the driver. But do you know when it's time to replace this vital component of your vehicle?

    If you're looking to learn about some of the key signs your car battery is about to die, you've come to the right place. Read on for some key dead car battery signs. 

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    30/06/2022 0 Comments
    How Do You Extend the Life of a Car Battery?

    It happens to everyone at some point. You get in your car and try to start it; all you know is that your engine won't turn on. Your car's battery is dead. Sometimes it's due to human error, such as leaving the headlights on. Other times, a battery can wear down thanks to extreme temperatures. 

    So, how can you extend the life of your car battery? Use these tips to get the most out of your battery and extend its life.

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  • technician changing a car battery
    29/06/2022 0 Comments
    How Often Should You Change Your Car Battery?

    Believe it or not, Canada currently has more battery-electric vehicles now than ever before. From the moment of ignition, your car battery is tasked with powering every component of your car that your engine and gasoline don't. As such, like any piece of equipment, it can't perform its job forever.

    Knowing when to change your car battery can save you a world of inconvenience. After all, there's nothing worse than being unexpectedly stranded with a dead battery.

    This brief guide will break down everything you need to know about when to swap out your car's battery.

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    29/06/2022 0 Comments
    Should I Replace a 5-Year-Old Car Battery

    In the last 100 years, the technology behind the car battery hasn't changed much.

    This essential part of your vehicle is what helps turn your car on. It also powers all of the electrical systems in your vehicle, including the windows, lights, and windshield wipers.

    In other words, if the car battery doesn't work, the car won't work. So, do I need to replace the car battery when I'm 5 years old?

    Please read to find out.

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    17/06/2022 0 Comments
    Bad Battery or Bad Alternator: How to Tell the Difference

    You know the feeling when you put the keys in your ignition, turn them, and the car doesn't start. What about when you're driving on a busy road and your car stalls? Is it a bad battery? A bad alternator? How can you tell the difference?

    This article highlights the differences between bad batteries and bad alternators, how to notice which is which and if you can drive with defective batteries or alternators. 

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    17/06/2022 0 Comments
    What Every Boater Needs to Know

    When you start your engine or switch on your fish finder, how much thought do you give to your boat batteries? Is it only when the radio won't come on or each time you step aboard?

    A boat's electrical needs are different from a car's, and so are the batteries that run them.

     

    Read on to learn about boat batteries and the basic steps to keep you and your boat safe.

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    17/06/2022 0 Comments
    Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cycle Batteries

    Whether you're planning an adventure or updating your commercial equipment, you'll need a battery that can last for long periods of time. However, if you're new to power supplies, it's important to know that any old car battery won't cut it. You'll need to invest in a deep cycle battery.

     

    Deep cycle batteries are specific powerhouses for any vehicle that needs a consistent supply of power. But how do you know what it is you're looking at? Continue reading for everything you should know about deep-cycle batteries, including what they are, how they work, and what aspects to consider before buying one.

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    Signs you need a new motorcycle battery

    When your motorcycle is acting up, how do you know if it’s because your battery is dying or whether something else might be malfunctioning? You don't need to be a motorcycle mechanic to diagnose a faulty battery. Look for these signs to help you determine if you need a new motorcycle battery.

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  • lithium battery powered power-sports vehicles
    14/01/2022 0 Comments
    Advantages of Lithium Batteries For Powersports Vehicles

    First, there were lead-acid batteries. Then, lithium-ion batteries became the standard. Today, lithium iron phosphate, or LiFePO4, batteries are taking the world of powersports vehicles by storm. If you haven’t made the switch yet, these are a few of the benefits you’re missing out on.

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  • blue lawnmower pushed over green grass
    11/01/2022 0 Comments
    5 Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Lawnmower Battery

    If you’ve invested in a battery-powered lawnmower, you likely want to make the most of it. Fortunately, you can maximize your battery’s lifespan by following a few basic principles.

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  • multimeter car battery
    09/01/2022 0 Comments
    How To Test Your Car Battery With A Multimeter

    Many motorists learn that their battery needs to be replaced too late, and wind up stranded in a cold parking lot or worse.

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    07/01/2022 0 Comments
    Marine Batteries Vs Car Batteries: What’s The Difference?

    They may look similar, but the battery in your car is very different from the one in your boat.

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  • corroded battery terminals
    07/01/2022 0 Comments
    How To Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

    If there’s a white ashy substance around your vehicle’s battery terminals, then it’s time to clean them.

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  • converting solar energy power
    07/01/2022 0 Comments
    Pure Sine Wave Vs Modified Sine Wave Inverters

    If you plan to install a solar power system or generator to provide electricity to your home, cottage or RV, then you’ll need an inverter.

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  • car battery charger
    25/10/2021 0 Comments
    How To Pick The Right Battery Charger

    A battery charger is a must-have tool for anyone who drives in winter. It can jump-start your car on a cold morning and keep your battery healthy while your vehicle’s in storage. However, not every charger is the same. Here’s how to pick the right device for your needs.

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  • Solar battery storage
    25/10/2021 0 Comments
    What You Should Know About Using Solar Battery Storage

    A solar power system with battery storage has many advantages over a system with panels alone. If you’re looking to go off grid with a solar power system or want to upgrade your current unit, here’s what you should know about battery-powered storage systems.

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  • Recycle car batteries
    24/08/2021 0 Comments
    How To Recycle Car Batteries

    Each year, thousands of batteries, and their harmful components, are dumped in landfills rather than recycled. Don’t become part of this statistic. Indeed, it’s your best interest to recycle your old car battery, as many scrap metal and battery recycling companies will pay you money for it.

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    24/08/2021 0 Comments
    Understanding Cold Cranking Amps Vs. Reserve Capacity

    Do you need to purchase a battery for your car? If so, there are two ratings that are important to consider: the one for cold cranking amps (CCA) and the one for reserve capacity (RC). Here’s an overview of how to evaluate both of these ratings.

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    24/08/2021 0 Comments
    Batteries Compared: Alkaline, Carbon Zinc And Lithium

    Batteries are used to power a variety of different household devices. While it may seem that all batteries are the same, they can vary quite significantly in performance, depending on their intended use. Here’s an overview of when to use different types of batteries.

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  • RV batteries
    30/06/2021 0 Comments
    What You Need to Know About RV Batteries

    The electronics inside your RV are powered by its battery. As such, it’s important to properly maintain and store it.  This will ensure your RV battery keeps running for years to come. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about taking care of it.

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  • jet ski batteries
    30/06/2021 0 Comments
    3 Reasons Your Jet Ski Battery Keeps Dying

    Jet skis can provide hours of fun during the summer months. However, battery troubles may put a damper on your enjoyment. Here are three reasons why your jet ski battery may be struggling to remain charged.

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  • golf cart batteries
    30/06/2021 0 Comments
    5 Common Mistakes That Can Drain Your Golf Cart Battery

    Hitting the golf course is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer. However, a dead golf cart battery can quickly derail your plans. Here are five common mistakes that may cause your golf cart battery to die.

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    25/06/2021 0 Comments
    How To Store Your Boat Battery During the Winter

    Boating is one of the most popular summer activities in the prairies. To ensure your boat battery works when you need it to, here’s an overview of what you need to know about storing it.

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  • portable booster packs
    02/06/2021 0 Comments
    Going On A Road Trip? Be Prepared With A Portable Booster Pack Or Charger

    Don’t let a dead car battery ruin your road trip. Among other things, extremely hot and cold weather can cause your battery to die and leave you stranded on the side of the road. However, if you own a portable booster pack or charger, you’ll be able to get your vehicle back up and running in no time. Here’s what you should know about these devices.

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  • RV batteries
    02/06/2021 0 Comments
    Ready For RV Season? Everything You Need To Know Before Hitting the Road

    As the weather warms up many campers are getting primed for RV season. But before you hit the road, you’ll need to de-winterize your vehicle. Use this maintenance checklist to get your RV ready for the road.

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  • powerboat on the open water in a lake
    06/05/2021 0 Comments
    Everything You Need To Know About Marine Batteries

    Many people take their marine batteries for granted. However, ignoring this essential powerboat component is a sure-fire way to get caught off guard by a boat that won’t start.

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  • car owner looking under the hood of his car to take a look at the battery on the side of a road
    02/05/2021 0 Comments
    A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing A Car Battery

    Without a working battery, your car engine won’t start. If you want to avoid getting stranded because of battery issues, it’s important to know which type is best for your car and when it needs to be replaced.

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  • connecting jumper cables to a car battery
    28/04/2021 0 Comments
    How To Jumpstart A Dead Car Battery

    Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to properly boost a dead car battery while minimizing risk.

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  • golf cart parked on a beautiful green golf course
    28/04/2021 0 Comments
    How To Change Your Golf Cart Batteries

    Electric golf carts are powered by batteries and with the proper care, they can last for up to 10 years. At some point, however, they’ll need to be replaced.

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  • changing an agm battery in a motorcycle
    14/04/2021 0 Comments
    What You Should Know About AGM Batteries

    If you like keeping up with the latest technology and need a new battery for your car or powersports vehicle, you may want to consider upgrading to an AGM battery.

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  • fully charged snowmobiles riding through the evening in a forest
    01/04/2021 0 Comments
    How to Maintain & Charge Snowmobile Batteries

    To to avoid wasting time boosting or troubleshooting your snowmobile battery, it’s important to keep it in top working condition. Here’s what you should know.

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  • close up of a car battery being changed
    18/03/2021 0 Comments
    Starting Battery vs Deep Cycle Battery: Differences to Know About

    Deep cycle batteries and starting batteries have different benefits, and the one you should get depends on how much power you need and how fast you need it. 

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  • lady standing in winters snow in front of car
    13/03/2021 0 Comments
    How to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Car Battery This Winter

    A record number of Canadians have been working from home this year, which means there are fewer people on the roads. 

     

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