The battery is a very complicated element that puts your bike on the starting mode and delivers energy to other parts like horns and lights when needed. While the battery keeps your bike in proper health it is equally essential to make sure that the battery’s health is properly taken care of.
There are some signs that tell that your battery’s health is not in proper condition:
Horns and lights of the bike are not working. Random loss of battery power while you are starting your bike.Struggling movement of the starter motor which becomes unable to start the bike. You might hear a clicking sound while kicking the bike. This noise generally comes from the starter that does not start. The foul smell of Sulphur comes while you are riding the bike. If you have to recharge your battery every couple of days. This means that your battery is not being able to hold the charge beyond two days.
If you find any of the above-mentioned problems in your battery then you need to change it. However, changing the battery of the bike is costly but if you have two wheeler insurance policy then it will manage all the expenses.
Battery maintenance system and tips
It is good to check the bike’s battery regularly. A monthly check-up is great to take preventive measures to keep the battery in good condition.
Check regularly and make sure that the electrolyte levels are kept within the lower and upper limit marked on the container of conventional lead-based batteries.
The electrolyte should be handled with care while topping up to the limit.
Cleaning the terminal
Nearby areas and terminals should also be cleaned properly to prevent corrosion and to maintain them in a dry condition at all times.
Preventing the formation of excessive sulfate
Though the formation of sulfate on the surface of the batter is usual, excessive sulfate results in the breakdown of the battery. Excessive sulfate is usually caused due to under or overcharging of battery for a prolonged period. Care should be taken to prevent the extra sulfate of the battery.
Grime free batter
The battery should be cleaned off any grime, dust, and small pollutants that may have gathered. The battery should be grime free and dry always.
The battery should be charged regularly even during long periods of non-use. Discharging the battery in an ideal state can harm the battery, that’s why keep charging the battery every month even if it is not in use.
Take care of yourself
While maintaining battery ensure you are vigilant at all times and do not harm yourself. Never permit the battery to drop while you are in the vicinity. Wear suitable protective gear such as gloves and goggles to prevent the possibility of getting hurt while handling acid and other chemicals in the battery.
Checking the bike’s battery is as important as to renew bike insurance
. Set a reminder to spend time checking the battery so that your battery never fails to keep your bike in ready-to-drive condition. Have a smooth start and enjoy your ride.