New Qwik Tech Tips offers guidance on battery replacement

This month’s issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips was released Friday, and focuses on the right time to replace a heavy-duty truck battery.

Phillips writes in this month’s issue that often “the battery is blamed when power failure occurs. However, with up to half of all batteries being discarded that still have life left in them, this initial conclusion isn’t always right and is just a symptom of the real underlying problem.

“While there is always the possibility for failure to occur with the battery or other components in the charging system, frequently the issue can be traced to the battery cables, ranging from something as simple as a loose connection to something as severe as corrosion in the electrical system.”

The company goes on to list nine routine maintenance procedures technicians can complete to check a battery and make it has reached the end of its useful life before it is removed from service. To read that list, and see Phillips Industries’ other tips for keeping batteries operating at full capacity, please CLICK HERE.

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