Battery Care Requirements
· Clean battery compartment thoroughly including all connections and terminals to eliminate any corrosion. Spray battery protectant on the terminals.
· Check water level in the batteries making sure that the lead plates inside the batteries are covered. DO NOT ‘over-fill’ the battery cell (water should not rise up into the vent neck)
· If adding water is needed, make certain that you drive the car following this to allow the water and acid to mix.
The car should have a minimum of two full charges after adding water and before prepping for winter storage.
· Make sure the car has a full charge.
· Place car in tow.
· Disconnect the main negative cable from the batteries. (This is the one that is coming from the computer. You should be able to easily identify it.)
· Disconnect the main positive cable (red in color) from the batteries; also should be easily identifiable from the computer - has one 6 gauge (regular) red cable and one 10 gauge (thinner) red cable.
· Reconnect negative cable to battery followed by the positive cable.
· Make sure all connections and cables are tight to terminals.
· Put car in run mode.
· Car will be in sleep mode.It will be necessary to turn the key on and depress the accelerator multiple times to wake the computer up.
· Plug charger in and charge car.
· When charge is complete, the car should be ready to go. It may take 3+ cycles for batteries to come back to full capacity.
How to extend the life of your batteries:
Avoid “deep discharging” the batteries (do not fully deplete the charge)
Check water level in the batteries making sure that the lead plates inside the batteries are covered
DO NOT “over fill” the battery cell (water should not rise into the vent neck)
Plug in the charge AFTER EVERY USE