To ensure our batteries safely reach their maximum shelf life, the average annual storage temperature should be 15°C. The short-term storage temperature must not exceed 25°C or battery life may be affected.
Of course, batteries should be sold according to the first-in, first-out principle. To make it easy to check battery age, all VARTA branded products are colour coded according to the date of manufacture: see the table we’ve included.
Make sure the battery is fully charged and recharge it approximately every two months.
Clean any terminal corrosion may affect the performance of the battery and could present a safety hazard. Remove the corrosion by brushing the terminals and connectors with a dilute solution of baking soda and water (sodium bicarbonate). Reapply an anti-oxidizing grease before reconnecting and bolting the connectors.