With all of the time, money, blood, sweat, and tears that all of us put into our project cars, it’s amazing how many of us overlook one of the main ingredients in building that well-balanced machine; a reliable and efficient electrical charge.

Sure, there are the high-output alternators, starters, solenoids, coils, distributors, and of course, spark plug wires that about 99.9% of hi-performance street/strip cars have, but you would be surprised to see how many cars at the drag strip have a no-name, department-store battery strapped under their hoods. That’s where the folks at Optima Batteries come in.

Although Optima Batteries have been around for over two decades, it wasn’t until about 10 years ago that they have really hit the mainstream automotive market hard. We’ve been seeing those “Red Tops” popping up more and more under the hoods of cars from all varieties- from stock daily drivers, to import tuners, and of course, to the high-horsepower classic and late-model muscle cars we all know and love.

But what a lot of enthusiasts may or may not know, is how to maintain a battery properly, and in the featured video we have Cam Douglass, the Director of Product Development and Marketing of Optima Batteries relaying his top seven tips on proper battery maintenance.

In the videos he discusses:

*The difference between the three available color top batteries (red, blue, and yellow).
*The life expectancy of a battery.
*Your options as a customer as to what to do when your battery won’t recharge.
*The type of charger an Optima battery requires.
*The length of time it takes to recharge a battery.
*Storage recommendations for an Optima
*And what to do if your battery keeps running down.

http://www.optimabatteries.com/product_support/techtips.php

So after viewing these seven videos, take a closer look at your current battery to see if it’s up to snuff, if not, then it’s time to step up to an Optima!