Sat, 16 November 2019
11.09.19 (MP3): Because Cold: Automotive Batteries & Battery Maintenance for Ice & Snow, w/ Fails, Causes, Solutions, Tricks, Trickle Charging, Jump Boxes, Block Heaters & Accessory Bleed (Powered by 100% Electric Wizard)
Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.
With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...). Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.