Tips for Properly Storing Your Marine Battery During the Off-season

As fall approaches, and boating enthusiasts bid farewell to the open waters for a few months, it’s important that your vessel is properly stored. This also applies to the subsystems of the vessel including the battery. To ensure a smooth start-up next season, follow some simple tips to winterize and store your marine battery. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for battery care...

Mobile Yoga with Rutledge Wood

Guest Contributor: Rutledge Wood Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have the pleasure of doing yoga with these two! Hey everybody, Rutledge Wood here – motorsports fan, race analyst and life-long car geek. I wanted to be the first to tell you about this cool new exercise trend that’s bringing people deeper power, pure energy and maximum performance. I guess you could say...

The Effects of Heat on Your Heavy-Duty Battery

Most people know that cold weather affects battery performance. But what about the effect of summer heat on your heavy-duty battery? The fact is, that extreme heat is also detrimental to battery life. Both conventional flooded lead acid batteries and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries suffer water loss in extreme heat—and water is essential to the electrochemical process within the battery. Lead acid batteries function using an...

When Buying a Car Battery, Weigh the Benefits of Thin Plate Pure Lead vs. Flooded

When we think of automotive batteries, what usually comes to mind is a flooded lead acid battery, which has positive and negative plates that are separated and immersed in an electrolyte of sulfuric acid. The electrolyte typically requires periodic monitoring and the addition of water. Conventional flooded lead acid batteries also require a maintenance charge every three to six months to prevent sulfation, which is...

Richard Petty School of Performance is Now in Session!

Hey there folks – Richard Petty here, and I would like to welcome you to the Richard Petty School of Performance. School is officially in session! From now on, you can refer to me as Professor Petty. Hold up – on second thought, “The King” still has a nice ring to it. Anyhow, check out the video below to see who attended class – I think there...

Enjoying your Onboard Amenities with the Proper Marine Battery

A day on the water, whether it be for fishing or pleasure boating, can be more comfortable, convenient and safer, not to mention more fun, with a complement of onboard accessories. These amenities can include aerator pumps, navigation lights, fish finders, audio equipment and other entertainment devices. A marine battery with deep cycling capability can power onboard 12-volt loads, known as house loads, when no...

When Celebrating American Adventures Month in August, Travel with a Dependable Battery

American Adventures Month takes place each August to encourage vacationing in the Americas where visitors explore parks and forests through road trips, camping, hiking and water sports. August is the last chance many of us have for adventure travel before the summer ends, so it’s important to make sure that the mode of transportation is reliable, starting with the battery. Selecting a battery for adventure travel...

ODYSSEY® Batteries Provide Vital Dependability for First Responder Vehicles

There is never a good time for a battery to fail, and when it comes to rescue or patrol vehicles—battery reliability is critically important. Additionally, it’s not just a matter of starting. With today’s accessory-loaded vehicles, municipal fleet managers know it’s imperative to choose wisely when selecting the right battery for their vehicles to avoid the unwanted scenario of emergency replacement. Thoroughly understanding the strengths and...