Out-of-Season Battery Storage 1. Remove battery as soon as possible and remove all grease, sulfate and dirt from top surface. 2. Cover PLATES with distilled water, but not over 3/16 in. (5mm) above perforated baffles. 3. Cover terminal bolts well with grease. 4. Store battery in a COOL, DRY place in a dry carton or box. 5. Remove battery from storage every 60 days. Check water level and place on charge for 5 to 6 hours at 6 amperes. DO NOT fast charge.