ONCE A MONTH BATTERY CARE (DURING HEAVY-USE MONTHS)
Spray a solution of water mixed with baking soda on the top of the batteries. The baking soda will neutralize any acid residue so you will not burn your skin or clothing.
Check for appropriate water level in battery. Maintaining the proper electrolyte level can extend the performance and life of your battery.
One of the biggest problems we see is when folks forget to check the water level in each cell of each battery. Once the cell goes completely dry -- it really diminishes the performance of the battery. Most manufacturers recommend that you fill up to just below the bottom of the filler-neck. It is best to use distilled water,
Clean the battery terminals with a damp cloth or soft wire brush. You can use a hose to spray off the tops of the batteries, and all around the battery area, in order to clean off any mud or dust.
Secure each battery wire snugly to the battery terminal. Make sure connection is tightened enough to be secure. Not too tight or too loose, just snug. A loose battery cable can cause a battery terminal melt-down. This is a potentially dangerous situation as a fire could start.
Replace battery cables when necessary. If you notice any fraying battery wires or rotting wire connectors, replace those promptly. A poor connection can cause drainage on battery and loss of power. It's much cheaper to replace a battery cable than a whole battery, so keep an eye on them.