Correctly Store Automotive Batteries for Long Life

To get the most out of your automotive battery, it must be stored properly. Doing so can extend its shelf life and help it last longer. After being stored for approximately 13 weeks or longer, batteries begin to slowly lose their charge. The longer they stay dormant, they weaker they become. Failing to maintain a stored battery can lead to performance issues once you decide to put them to use. If you are storing your battery in higher temperatures, you can expect the rate of charge loss to be even faster.

Do’s of Battery Storage

For the best outcome, store any batteries that are not being used in an upright position in a cool, dry place. A dry place is important because high humidity can cause the battery to lose its charge quicker.

Don’ts of Battery Storage

It is also important to make sure that you do not place any other metal objects around or on top of the battery. Make sure that it is being stored in a place that is protected from any sparks or open flames.