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New ATA advice on maximising battery life

In the Australia Trucking Association’s (ATA) latest series of Technical Advisory Procedures (TAP), Senior Engineering Adviser, Chris Loose, has outlined the ideal ways to maximise truck battery life.

According to Loose, the TAP provides information on  handling and charging procedures for various types of truck battery.

“There are different types of lead acid batteries commonly used in trucks, and there’s important procedures to follow when handling or installing them,” Loose said.

“Don’t mix battery types either on the truck or when charging them in the workshop. If you do, it could shorten their life.”

“The ATA’s new guide on batteries includes information on charging, testing, handling, problem areas and jump starting a truck with flat batteries.”

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