You’ve been waiting for this drive all week. You turn the key and instead of a V-8’s roar, the only sound your car makes is click-click-click-click. Venturing into your garage for an early morning drive only to hear the sickening whine of a dying starter motor puts an anticlimactic end to any driving adventure before it begins. Maintaining your lead-acid battery is not vintage motoring’s most exciting aspect. Unfortunately, though, it is necessary for classic cars that might sit dormant for long periods of time between excursions. Weeks and months of downtime can result in battery discharge. The good news is that maintaining a battery is easy and inexpensive.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/07/05/maintaining-a-classic-battery