Post Tagged with: "batteries"

Electric Vehicles

How Long Does a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle Battery Last?

If you read our earlier post on How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle, then you may already know our pithy initial response: It depends. But that’s […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech Articles

Mailbag: What is a Battery BCI Number?

A battery BCI number indicates the physical size dimensions of the battery rather than its Amp Hours (AH) rating. The BCI group numbers are used to categorize automotive batteries by […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Battery Mounting Tips: How to Mount Your Battery for Optimal Safety and Track Performance

Few of us give consideration to how and why battery mounting can be used as an advantage. We know that the majority of drag cars and many street/strip machines have […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Battery 411: Everything You Need to Know About High Performance Batteries

Forget gasoline or ethanol. Your car doesn’t run on petrochemicals; it runs on electricity. And for the most part, the power source in that car is a battery (or two). […]

Tech / Tech Articles

16-Volt Guide: 6 Things You Should Know About 16-Volt Batteries

For some racers, 12 volts just aren’t enough. Many drag racers and circle track racers have opted to run 16-volt batteries to give their ignition system and other components a boost. […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech / Tech Articles

How to Diagnose Common Charging System Problems

Dead battery. Dim lights. Flickering gauges. Any one of these symptoms can be a sign of a weak charging system. Your charging system is responsible for restoring the charge to […]

How Tos / Ignition & Electrical / Tech

Basic Maintenance Series: How to Properly Maintain Your Battery

Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of the Car Care Council, which is dedicated to educating vehicle owners about the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance through its “Be Car Care Aware” […]

How Tos / Ignition & Electrical / Tech / Tech Projects

Battery Shuffle: Improving Weight Transfer with a Battery Relocation Kit

Automotive batteries are hefty fellas. Many OE batteries check in at 40 pounds or more, and even “lightweight” racing batteries tip the scales at 20 pounds or so. While that […]

How Tos / Ignition & Electrical / PowerSports / Tech Articles

7 Simple Steps to Keep Your Dirt Bike or ATV/UTV Battery Running Strong

Few things can make a kid go from happy to sad more quickly than these three words: “batteries not included.” After all, the latest electronic toy or gadget is useless […]

Buyer's Guides / Parts

How to Choose an OPTIMA Battery

All automotive and marine batteries are not created equal. And the folks at OPTIMA Batteries make a pretty compelling case for their products being among the very best. If you’re […]