- It is OK to add Battery Chem to a battery even if the battery is still installed in the vehicle. However, I strongly suggest that you remove and clean the battery cable ends and battery terminals. It is much safer to work with the battery cables removed anyway. Always wear full face protection and protective clothing in case of a freak explosion. No smoking, flames, or sparks either. Always remove the ground cable first and replace it last to prevent sparking. Batteries make hydrogen gas when charging and hydrogen gas is explosive. Always work in a well ventilated area. A fan blowing over the battery area is very helpful too. I have also bored hole in sealed batteries right in the engine compartment, but be sure the battery cables are disconnected.
- When selling your customer a new battery in the case where his old battery is too far gone to recondition always have him purchase a new battery with screw type filler caps. If he wants to purchase a reconditioned battery from you that is fine as you will have bored into the cells and put the new caps in it anyway. Always remind your customers that Lead Acid batteries have to be checked for water every 30 days for sure. Distilled water should be added to at least 1/8 of an inch above the plates. Do not over fill. Personally, I do not have much regard for so-called sealed maintenance free Batteries. I have opened up far to many that went bone dry in a year. Especially in very warm climates. We offer a tool for converting sealed batteries to serviceable batteries. If you open up a battery that is very dry inside you should add distilled water and give it a quick charge before testing for dead cells. You will be surprised at how many of these batteries will come back to life. Then you can add the Battery Chem. Adding water and proper charging can double the life of a battery. Actually, if you could go into any government installation where there are lead Acid Batteries you would see a sign and a service log on the wall in the battery area requiring water checks every 30 days and a sign off on the log. This is a major must do on all-electric forklift batteries too. Batteries fail when they are neglected and abused. The terminals should be leaned at least twice a year. My wife just took her car to the dealer for an oil change last week and they wanted $48.00 to do the “battery maintenance” which involves cleaning the terminals and adding water. We do that ourselves in about ten minutes total and we add battery chem twice a year to all of our vehicles. We get as much as 11 years from our batteries. It is worth the effort to maintain your batteries and the consumer must be constantly reminded. It's also well with the effort to buy batteries with screw type service caps,
- This is the Battery Cell Boring Tool. If you need it from us you can have it shipped with your next order. We also sell the necessary caps too. The caps and all the other supplies may be ordered at our site http://www.batterychem.biz