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What cycling will do is erase the memory effect that occurs from normal use with NiCad and NiMH batteries. It increases the charge capacity and in turn gives you more life out of them. The best case is to do this when you realize your battery is not holding a charge like it used to.

Your review link and cables should be inspected for signs of dirt or corrosion. Batteries that take fluid should be checked regularly as well. Your Westport used Audi dealer can show you what to look for.

The second step is to test the battery fluid itself using a hydrometer, (available from your local car repair or hardware store.) Just dip it into each fluid reservoir, and suck a sample of the fluid up into its reservoir. The bulb should float in the green area on its scale. What you should avoid here is getting any of the fluid on your skin or clothes, as it is acidic and may burn. Also, if non-sealed battery has a.030 (sometimes expressed as 30 “points”) or more difference in specific gravity reading between the lowest and highest cell, then you should equalize the battery using a battery electrolyte fluid solution additive. These additives are available on-line or from car parts stores.

Tire pressure should be checked monthly, especially if you live in a climate where the temperature fluctuates wildly from week to week or even day to day. Not only will this keep you safe on the road, but it can give you better mileage and help detect any leaks you may have so you don’t end up in the middle of nowhere with a flat.

Four. If there is any fluid remaining in the battery, drain it. Fill the cells of the battery with the resolution of Epsom salt making use of a plastic funnel to stay away from spilling.

The car battery reads between 10 and 12 volts, you may be able to restore the battery to full operation, 10 volts or lower you most likely have one cell [2 volts] collapsed and reconditioning the battery may be a waste of time.