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TAP - battery types and charging them

You can maximise the life of your truck battery if you follow the right handling and charging procedures for the type of battery in your truck.

There are different types of lead acid batteries commonly used in trucks, and there’s important procedures to follow when handling or installing them. 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 Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP) on batteries includes information on charging, testing, handling, problem areas and jump starting a truck with flat batteries.