Northbrook, IL (PressExposure) April 19, 2012 -- Temperatures are rising, the sun isn't setting quite as early, and it's time to get outside. Whether you're stuck mowing the lawn, want to take the motorcycle out for a spin or are ready to hit the open water, Batteries Plus wants to make sure you're prepared.
Batteries Plus is helping customers get outdoors this spring for activities on both ends of the fun spectrum. Batteries Plus offers battery testing services, chargers and accessories to help ensure your current battery is functioning properly. If you need a new battery, Batteries Plus carries a full line of Xtreme® Marine and Lawn Batteries, as well as X2 Power® Motorcycle and Marine batteries.
The nation's largest battery and light bulb franchise with more than 500 stores in 46 states also supplies light bulbs for lawn tractors, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, personal watercrafts, and much more.
Batteries Plus offers three variations of Marine batteries to meet your boating power needs: Starting batteries provide the burst of energy to turn over the biggest engines; Deep Cycle batteries provide power when you are using extended run time accessories like trolling motors, depth finders, lighting, radios and more; and Dual purpose batteries provide both starting and cycling power in one package. X2 Power Marine dual purpose batteries do double-duty providing superior cranking power to turn over the biggest engines and cycling capabilities to run all your on-board accessories. Batteries Plus also offers a full line of batteries and accessories for tractors, lawn mowers, motorcycles and ATVs including chargers and power maintainers for off-season maintenance.
Batteries Plus provides light bulbs for a wide range of applications such as motorcycles, boats, tractors and ATVs supplying you with all your power needs under one roof. They stock special energy saving CFLs for boating applications and other varying 12V miniature light bulbs for head lights, tail lights, cabin lights and trailer hitch lights. If you need light bulbs for your tractor, Batteries Plus offers a full line of sealed beam light bulbs to help you finish cutting your grass as dusk nears.
"Now that spring is here, many people want to get outside and have fun on the water or on their bikes, but also keep their lawns and gardens looking great," said Batteries Plus President Russ Reynolds. "Fortunately, we supply the batteries and light bulbs to help people to do both. Replacing them yourself can be an extremely cost efficient idea rather than buying an entirely new product or taking your vehicles into a dealer for replacement batteries and light bulbs. Part of our responsibility as battery and light bulb experts is to educate consumers about product features, maintenance, and to help them determine if they even need a new battery or light bulb, which can help save them money and time."
Batteries Plus encourages everyone this spring to follow a few simple tips after a long winter off-season to ensure that their boat, lawn mower, motorcycle, tractor or other vehicle is ready to go:
After a season of non-use, make sure that the battery is ready. Look for corrosion on the terminals and clean the battery terminals if needed. If the battery wasn't kept on a maintainer over the winter, give the battery a charge if needed to ensure that it's fully functioning.
Test all lights, such as turn signal and brake lights, on your vehicles to ensure you're driving safely
When handling any miniature light bulbs, headlights, or taillights avoid touching the glass with your hand to maximize the lifespan and output of the light bulb and avoid shattering
When replacing your batteries or light bulbs, make sure to bring them into Batteries Plus for recycling. Batteries Plus offers complete recycling solutions for your motorcycle, boat, lawn, and ATV batteries and also recycles many types of light bulbs. All contain various chemicals that will harm the environment and contaminate the landfills if not disposed of properly.