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How to store a battery

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.

  • Remove the battery from the vehicle.
  • Find a cool, dry place to keep your battery.
  • Make sure the battery is fully charged and recharge it approximately every two months.
  • Clean any terminal corrosion may that 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.