Batteries for Powersports
When you’re heading off road in an ATV, bike or personal watercraft, you need a battery that can withstand the elements and provide enough power to start your engine. Our powersport batteries deliver maximum power and ensure peak performance on land, water or snow.
Types of Powersport Batteries
Don’t let a bad battery ruin your fun. Continental Battery Systems offers a powerful selection of high-performance AGM and conventional flooded batteries to keep your fleet of ATVs, UTVs, personal watercrafts, snowmobiles and street bikes running at peak performance all season long.
Flooded batteries are long-lasting and durable for most powersport vehicle applications. Conventional batteries last between two and five years with proper care and maintenance before they need to be replaced.
- Conventional flooded batteries are lead acid batteries designed for powersport vehicles with basic power requirements. Continental Battery Systems offers conventional flooded batteries in 6 volt and 12 volt.
- High-performance flooded batteries are built strong to withstand vibration, jostling and impact. Our 12-volt high-performance batteries are ideal for all powersport vehicles with basic power requirements.
Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries
AGM batteries are maintenance-free and ready to go in all types of powersports vehicles. Our 12-volt offerings are built for rugged use on rough terrain, and they pack a powerful, long-lasting punch. AGM batteries typically last three to five years with proper use before needing to be replaced.
Tips for Storing Powersport Batteries
Proper storage can affect the lifespan and functionality of your batteries. We’ve gathered tips on how to best store powersport batteries when it’s time to pack away the snowmobiles, ATVs or personal watercraft at the end of the season.
- Ensure your battery has a full charge before storing for the season.
- Extreme heat can accelerate self-discharge. Batteries prefer cooler temperatures for storage, but take care that batteries remain above freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Monitor your battery’s voltage every four to six weeks while it’s in storage. When the battery reaches a 70% state of charge, give it a boost charge.
- Connect your battery to a battery tender. This is especially relevant for products that will sit idle for months at a time. A battery tender provides a charge only when the voltage in the battery drops so as not to risk over charging.
- Consider removing the battery and storing it fully charged in a climate controlled location. Make sure to keep it off the floor and away from direct heat sources.
How to Get Your Batteries Ready for the Season
Seasonal equipment batteries often remain in storage for several months when not in use. Before revving up your snowmobile, personal watercraft or ATV for a new season of fun, make sure your battery is ready to roll.
- Fully recharge your battery before putting it back into service.
- Do a visual inspection. Check your battery for dirt or grime and make sure it looks healthy. Clean any dirt, especially from terminals. If your battery appears swollen or bulging, it’s time for a replacement.
- Check the acid levels in conventional batteries and recondition using distilled water.
- Ensure good battery life throughout the season by recharging batteries after each use.
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