Truck Tips

Extending the Life of Your Truck Battery

Truck battery
With a little extra thought, you can extend the life of your truck battery.

Batteries have a certain life expectancy, but proper truck maintenance can help your vehicle reach its peak performance. Whether your battery receives heavy or light use, you will still need to replace it at some point. With proper truck maintenance, however, you will be able to get the most out of your truck battery. What then, are some of the steps to make your better work better for you?

Protect a Battery from Extreme Temperatures

Extreme weather can contribute to the decline of your truck’s battery. With a truck battery insulation kit, however, you will be able to handle whatever Mother Nature throws your way. You can find a replacement to fit your exact truck, and you will now help your truck to reach optimal performance.

Truck Battery Chargers

As part of your truck’s maintenance, it can be wise to invest in a truck battery charger. For fishing trips and summer vacations, the last thing you want to deal with is a dead battery or your truck not performing properly. With the right truck charger, you will have capabilities such as a floating charge, sulfation can be removed through a pulse mode and a temperature sensor can monitor the ambient temperature to adjust your truck’s charge as your surroundings change.

Truck Maintenance for Batteries

For proper truck maintenance, you need to become very familiar with the particular battery inside your truck. Your battery should have the month and year stamped on it for when it was manufactured. The letter on the truck will correspond with the month starting in January (A for January, B for February), and the number you see is the last digit of the year. This will give you an idea of how long your battery should last. If it starts to wear down before that expected date, you may have an issue. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to the decline of batter performance, but with proper truck maintenance, you will pick up on any issues before a larger problem can arise.

Avoid Draining a Truck’s Battery

Accessories can quickly wear down the life of a battery, and cabin technology is a major culprit. When you are able, try to reduce the amount of time you use powered accessories when the engine is off. Everything from locking your doors with your key, to not leaving the music on for passengers when you get out to do a quick errand can help your battery stay in tip-top shape.

Trick Trucks

If you’re searching for more information on truck batteries and accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! We have been working with trucks and their drivers since 1974, and we have all of the answers and accessories you need.  We also invite you to explore our many Exterior Truck Accessories while you’re here.