The ability to check specific gravity readings in flooded lead-acid batteries is an advantage in cold weather operation. It allows the operator to fully understand the effects of cold temperature on the batteries, and allows them to be properly maintained. While the downside of storing or operating golf car batteries in the winter requires regular specific gravity checks, one positive aspect is that colder temperatures also reduce self-discharge rates. In the long run, taking the time to check the state of charge on your fleet’s batteries will ultimately be more cost effective than having to replace one or more damaged batteries. To find additional resources on battery maintenance and ways to increase battery efficiency and service life, visit U.S. Battery’s website at .
Tip 1: Most people think about their car battery in the winter, but warm temperatures are actually your battery’s worst enemy. Proper maintenance can go a long way in protecting your battery during the hot summer months, so be prepared and avoid one of the season’s most frustrating roadblocks. Follow all precautions when handling your battery.