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If you’ve ever needed to get somewhere and found that your car’s battery was drained, you know how important a battery charger can be. After all, just an hour of charging with some models (or a jump, if it also has jump-starting capabilities) can give you the juice you need to get from point A to point B. However, if you regularly use a battery maintainer, you’ll eliminate the need for a charger — along with the inconvenience of a dead battery. Battery maintainers are slow-working chargers that let you replenish the regular discharge that affects car batteries — particularly when the vehicles aren’t in use. Typically, they’re connected to batteries during long periods of inactivity so that the vehicles will be ready to go when used again — but they can also be handy when regularly used on certain types of car batteries, regardless of driving frequency. There are many different kinds of car battery maintainers, and in each subgroup, some are better than others. Here are our picks for the best battery maintainers in a variety of categories, based on expert opinion as well as customer satisfaction. We’ll update this list periodically. After the recommendations, read on for more information about how car battery maintainers work, how they differ from one another and how to use them safely and efficiently. Deltran’s Battery Tender brand is one of the most recognizable names in the fields of battery charging and maintenance, and it’s for good reason — the Battery […]