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6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Boat Battery

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Looking for ways to eliminate unexpected drain on your boat or pontoon battery? Our Service Department compiled their expert tips to help your battery stay in top shape.

1. Disconnect one of the cables from the top of your battery before you leave the dock.

2. During hot, summer months, monitor the voltage more frequently.

Batteries will self discharge faster in high temperatures. We recommend checking your voltage every 2-4 weeks in the summer.

3. Trickle charge your battery.

Every 2 weeks or at least once a month take your battery home and place it on trickle charge. 

4. Avoid freezing temperatures.

Batteries CAN freeze. It’s best to avoid locations where freezing temperatures are expected.

5. Keep cold batteries charged.

If exposure to cold temperatures is unavoidable, and the battery is sitting outside during the cold winter months, it is critical that it is kept fully charged.

6. Trickle charge once a month in winter.

Take your boat battery home for the winter and place it on trickle charge once every month.

The life of a battery is difficult to predict but taking the time to keep it charged will save you time and money.

Having boat battery trouble?

If you need service or routine maintenance on your boat or pontoon battery, our service department is ready to help! Atwood Lake Boats-Marina West has a fully bonded/insured parts and service department with expertise in many fields. Learn more about our services here.

About Atwood Lake Boats

Atwood Lake Boats is a family owned and operated boat dealership located on Atwood Lake, south of Canton, Ohio. The business was established in 1963 and currently operates two full service marinas on Atwood Lake. The marinas offer: boat sales, boat rentals, docking for over 700 boats, service, parts & accessories, storage, gift shops featuring popular Atwood Lake apparel and two on-the-water dining locations.

Atwood Lake Boats is known as Ohio’s Largest Pontoon Boat Dealer and the place to purchase a pontoon boat for many reasons, with the foremost being Ohio’s largest inventory selection. We make boating fun and easy for the whole family!

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