How to Make Sure Batteries Start Equipment Reliably as Voltage Draws Grow

Here’s how your heavy-duty battery maintenance program can get consistent starts from continually improving battery technology

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Keeping a battery ready to start a vehicle in all conditions is largely a matter of getting it fully recharged between each start. Innovations such as high-power-density alternators and absorbed-glass-mat and spiral-cell battery construction have made this easier, but vehicle electrical loads continue to climb. Maintenance on new battery styles has changed but it is easier, and certainly no less essential.