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20 Badass Places To Ride Your Bike In The USA

Posted by Battery Tender | March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of iconic places to ride your bike in the USA and there are tons of “10 best places to ride” lists on the Internet, but his list is a bit different. All a trail needs to be included is a cool name. Even though we picked treks based on their name alone, any one of these could easily make it onto a “best places to ride” list as well. They’re all exceptional.

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Battery Failure Rates Are Going Up

Posted by Battery Tender | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Do you drive a car to work? If so, then you are part of the 86% of all workers in America who use a car to get to work each day. According to a 2013 report by the US Census Bureau, 76.4% of workers drove alone and 9.4% carpooled.

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Reasons To Keep A Jump Starter In Your Vehicle

Posted by Battery Tender | March 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

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When your car needs a jumpstart, the first thing that probably comes to mind is connecting two cars using a long set of alligator clips. While this is still the most common way to get an engine running after a battery has been depleted, it is not the only way. We live in the future and we have battery powered portable jumpstarters like the Battery Tender® Portable Power Pack, 400A Lithium Jump Starter or the 1200A Jump Starter. These devices make it easy to give yourself a boost.

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Stop/Start Engine Systems Can Be More Efficient

Posted by Battery Tender | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Stop start vehicle can increase fuel economy by up to 5% if they are working properly. They do this by shutting the engine off when the vehicle is idling at a stoplight or in heavy traffic. Quite simply, if the engine is off, you aren’t burning fuel.

The added fuel efficiency does add more stress on the battery, which is why you should use a battery charger on your Stop/Start vehicles. Using a Battery Tender battery charger daily will helps save fuel and makes your stop start vehicle work more efficiently and effectively.

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Porsche Trunk Won’t Open Because Of Dead Battery

Posted by Battery Tender | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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It’s a fact of life, all batteries will eventually fail to hold a charge. Keeping a battery properly charged with a smart battery charger can extend its life by a number of years, but no battery will last forever.

In most cases, replacing a failed battery is not a big deal; you just take the battery out, put a new one in and you’re ready to hit the road. It’s quite a bit more difficult for owners of certain Porsche models where the battery is located in the trunk or boot of the vehicle. The release mechanism in these cars is electric and there is no mechanical release.

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We're Connecting Batteries to the Internet

Posted by Battery Tender | October 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

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It’s unlikely that you know anyone who doesn’t get online at least once per day. In fact, most of the people you know have been online for many hours today. The internet is part of everything we do now, and we aren’t the only ones using it. For every person that’s online, there are thousands of devices connecting to the Internet. It seems like everything talks to the Internet now; fridges, lamps, cars, watches, you name it.

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