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BATTERY CARE

WARNING

If swallowed, battery fluid can be fatal. Seek medical assistance immediately.

WARNING

Do not allow battery fluid to contact your skin or eyes. It is both toxic and corrosive which can result in severe injuries. If battery fluid comes into contact with your eyes, skin or clothes, you should remove the affected clothing and flush the skin/ eyes with plenty of water. Seek medical assistance immediately.

WARNING

Do not connect any 12 volt equipment directly to the battery terminals. Doing so may cause a spark, which can result in an explosion.

WARNING

The cell plugs and vent pipe must be in place at all times when the battery is connected to the vehicle. Make sure that the vent pipe is clear of obstructions and not kinked. Failure to do so may cause a pressure build up in the battery, resulting in an explosion.

WARNING

Do not expose the battery to an open flame or spark as the battery produces explosive, flammable gas.

WARNING

Never jump start, boost, charge, or try to start a vehicle with a frozen battery. Doing so can result in an explosion.

WARNING

To prevent the chance of an electric shock, remove all metal jewelry before working on or near the battery, and never allow metal tools or vehicle components to come into contact with the battery terminals.

WARNING

Do not allow the battery posts or terminals to come into contact with your skin. They contain lead and lead compounds, which are toxic. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling the battery. Also see CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 SECOND WARNING STATEMENT.

CAUTION

Do not allow battery fluid to come into contact with fabrics or painted surfaces. If battery fluid comes into contact with any surface, the surface should be washed down immediately with plenty of clean water.

Your vehicle battery will be either:

  1. Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery. These are sealed for life and require no maintenance.

    CAUTION

    Do not attempt to open or remove the top from an AGM battery.

  2. Low maintenance battery. The battery cells’ electrolyte levels can be checked and topped up.

In hot climates, more frequent checks of the battery fluid level and condition are required. If necessary, the battery cells can be topped up using distilled water.