Niagara Battery & Tire carries batteries for all purposes, whether it is to power your new fishing boat or your truck battery is showing signs of fatigue. Niagara Battery & Tire has the battery to meet your needs in stock.

Automotive Batteries

An automotive battery provides power to the electrical system of a vehicle. When called upon, the battery provides the electricity to drive the starter and power the ignition system while the car is starting. The battery powers electrical components (headlights, radio, internal dome lights, etc.) and can power the entire electrical system for a short period of time when needed. Weak batteries are likely to let you down in extreme hot and cold conditions. Have us check your battery when you come in for any service – better to be safe than sorry.

Marine Batteries

There are two different types of marine batteries; deep cycle marine batteries and starting marine batteries. Both types of marine batteries are manufactured as sealed, maintenance free types and flooded plate types. We stock both and will advise you of the right battery for your needs.

Battery Maintenance

Studies have shown that batteries are among the most neglected parts of any vehicle. Unless it doesn't start, you never think of the battery. We at Niagara Battery & Tire have built our reputation, and indeed the entire company, on our extensive knowledge of any and all types of vehicle batteries and the proper maintenance of them.

Here are a few simple battery maintenance procedures that will help prevent premature battery failure:

  • Check electrolyte level (not required for sealed, non-spillable batteries). If the electrolyte level is below the tops of the plates in any cell (or the lower line level) refill with clean drinking or distilled water to upper line level. NOTE: Low electrolyte level may be a malfunction in the charging system.

  • Keep the battery clean of all acid spillage and dirt, especially around the terminal areas.

  • Keep the exhaust tube free of any kinks or dirt build-up.

If used infrequently the battery will require additional recharging. Especially with motorcycle, marine, and other 'seasonal' vehicles. Specific charging rates or times vary because of the following:

  • Battery's electrical capacity

  • Temperature of the electrolyte

  • Battery state of charge at the start of charging

  • Battery age and condition

  • Type of charger used

  • Check the specific gravity of acid or the voltage of the battery to make sure it is at a 100% charged condition. If not additional charging may be required.

Any questions on these points or anything else relating to your vehicle batteries don't hesitate to contact us.