Besides adding ThermOil® how else can I increase the life of my battery?
Recharging slowly and keeping your battery well maintained are the best ways to extend the life of your battery. For cold climates, keeping the battery fully charged will help. In the warmer climates and during the summer, check the electrolyte levels more frequently and add distilled water if required. Never add acid or tap water just distilled water and do not overfill. Make sure you purchase or have a battery with more reserve capacity than what you will need. Ex. Battery A has 100 minute reserve capacity. You use 100 minutes each time bringing Battery A to complete discharge 100%. Battery B has 200 minute reserve capacity. You use 100 minutes each time bringing Battery B to half discharge 50%. Battery B would cost you more but would last more than two to three times as long saving you money. The shallower the average discharge of the rated reserve capacity the longer the battery life. Recharge a battery as soon as possible after each use. Maintaining the correct electrolyte levels, tightening loose hold-down clamps and terminals, and removing corrosion is normally the only preventative maintenance required for a battery.