How to Maintain and Replace Your Waverunner Battery

Looking after your jet ski may not be your focus during winter and spring. But maintaining your battery during the off-season is the secret to a flying start when it’s time to get back on the water. Here are the key steps to maintaining and replacing your Waverunner battery.

How to Maintain Your Waverunner Battery

Follow these three steps to ensure your battery is ready when it’s time to get back on your jet ski.

  1. Remove your battery: it’s a good idea to remove the battery from your jet ski when you won’t be using it for a few months. Removing the battery of your Waverunner is not difficult, but it’s a good idea to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid causing damage.
  2. Store your Waverunner battery in a suitable place: once your battery has been removed, store it in a secure, cool place where you can keep an eye on it. Make sure your battery sits on an acid-resistant surface and is safe from kids or pets. It shouldn’t be exposed to extreme cold either. Preventing that sort of exposure is one of the main reasons for removing the battery.
  3. Keep your battery charged: charge your battery once a month to ensure it continues to work at full capacity. You could also use a battery tender if you think you’ll forget about charging. Keeping your battery charged helps avoid nasty surprises at the beginning of the season.

Replacing Your Waverunner Battery

Replacing your battery is simple. If you’re re-using the existing battery, make sure the fittings are clean and well maintained before putting the battery in its place. Should you need a new battery, it’s important to choose a compatible model.

Once in place, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to reconnect your battery.

Winterizing your jet ski does not need to be hard. Follow these simple steps, and your battery will work efficiently for years to come.

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