The Impact of Summer Heat on Idling Police Cruisers

Hot summer temperatures can be tough to weather—especially for motor vehicles—driving up the temperature under the hood so much that it can lead to engine overheating and even accelerate the onset of battery failure. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), car drivers are at a higher risk of getting into accidents during the summer season than at any other time...

Battery Basics for Personal Watercraft Applications

After a season or two, you may be thinking your Personal Watercraft (PWC) battery has seen better days. Perhaps it’s time for replacement. It’s essential to have a healthy, fully charged battery to crank your engine, but you may also need to power your lights, radio or any other electrical accessories that draw power from your PWC. There are a few things to consider before making...

EnerSys® Experts Share Their Top Five Marine Battery Maintenance Tips

The battery in your motor vehicle is probably used and recharged by the alternator daily. However, marine batteries may sit dormant for days, weeks or even longer. Practicing basic maintenance can help preserve battery life and enable premium power performance when you need it. There are three basic types of marine batteries: Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM), gel and traditional flooded lead acid. The latter requires more...

Dune Buggy Season is Here: ODYSSEY® Batteries Help Ensure Your Vehicle Won’t Get Stranded on the Terrain

Spring is here, and soon the warmer weather will have powersports enthusiasts preparing to hit the deserts, ORV parks, hill climbs or maybe even the beach in their dune buggies. When you are traversing sand dunes, your vehicle will need to be in top shape to handle the harsh conditions and help assist in your return home. Great care and consideration are taken to tune engines,...

Tips for Seasonal Recommissioning of RV Batteries

Some Recreational Vehicle (RV) owners decommission their vehicles during the winter and recommission them in spring. Preparing the RV for spring includes cleaning and polishing, checking locks, repairing splits and cracks, checking for water and mold, and inspecting onboard appliances, electronics and plumbing. The cables and plugs in the RV’s engine should also be inspected for wear and damage and be replaced if needed. Among...

Marine Battery “TLC” Tips for the Spring

With the arrival of spring, boating enthusiasts look forward to taking to the water, especially in climates where it is too cold for boating during winter. Watercraft that remains dormant for a few months need to be recommissioned to ensure that all systems onboard are functioning properly. Recommissioning involves inspection, preparation, cleaning and sometimes repair or replacement of onboard components, including the marine battery or...

“Glamping” or “Boondocking” This Season: Help Ensure a Safe, Dependable and Convenient RV Excursion with ODYSSEY® Batteries

A Recreational Vehicle (RV) is a unique mode of automotive travel that includes onboard living quarters that enables you to visit remote locations. This type of vehicle application requires power sources for not only turning over the engine, but also supporting a variety of house loads for added convenience. Also known as hotel loads, house loads include the amenities that make this mode of transportation...

National Car Care Month — Tip #4 with Rockstar Garage

April is National Car Care Month, and in its honor, ODYSSEY Battery is providing some helpful battery maintenance tips to optimize vehicle performance for the warmer months ahead. Check out tip #4 featuring Nic Ashby — owner and operator of Rockstar Garage.

National Car Care Month — Tip #3 with Bryce Gregory

April is National Car Care Month, and in its honor, ODYSSEY Battery is providing some helpful battery maintenance tips to optimize vehicle performance for the warmer months ahead. Check out tip #3 featuring Bryce Gregory — Product Manager, EnerSys.

National Car Care Month — Tip #2 with Warfighter Made

April is National Car Care Month, and in its honor, ODYSSEY® Battery is providing some helpful battery maintenance tips to optimize vehicle performance for the warmer months ahead. Check out tip #2 featuring CEO, co-founder, and fulltime volunteer for Warfighter Made, Rob Blanton.