Battery Life and Chrome | FULL EPISODE | #156
We learn how to properly store and charge car batteries to extend product life with OPTIMA Batteries (@OptimaBatteries) eCare Manager, Jim McIlvaine. Then, we get technical about chrome with Metal Brite Polishing Owner, Mike Barr. | Download Full Episode #156
Segment 1: Surviving the Seasons | Download Segment 1
Your car battery takes a beating all summer long. With winter right around the corner, can your battery survive the cold? We get ready to pick the brain of OPTIMA Batteries (@OptimaBatteries) expert, Jim McIlvaine. Plus, Dan sets up today’s interview with our main chrome guru, Metal Brite Polishing’s Mike Barr.
Segment 2: Charge It | Download Segment 2
When it’s cold outside, it takes more energy to get a car started. That’s why many don’t notice their car battery is going bad until winter sets in. OPTIMA Batteries (@OptimaBatteries) eCare Manager, Jim McIlvaine, says it’s important to use a smart charger which tapers amperage and voltage throughout the charging cycle to ensure you get the most life out of your battery. For this tip and more, listen now.
Segment 3: Psyched for SEMA | Download Segment 3
SEMA is getting close and OPTIMA Batteries (@OptimaBatteries) is stepping up their trade show game. Jim McIlvaine gives us a sneak peek of OPTIMA’s mobile marketing display, a converted semitrailer with a “bar” of virtual reality headsets. Learn more.
Segment 4: Hexavalent vs. Trivalent | Download Segment 4
Have you ever noticed that some chrome has a yellowish hue? Our resident chrome expert and Owner of Metal Brite Polishing, Mike Barr, explains not all chrome plating is created equal. Find out the differences between hexavalent and trivalent.
Segment 5: Crazy for Chrome | Download Segment 5
Pitted pot metal is a cause for concern when buying a classic, but it’s not an insurmountable problem. Metal Brite Polishing‘s Mike Barr explains the chrome restoration process.
Segment 6: Chromosexual | Download Segment 6
Dan Longenette is a self-proclaimed “Chromosexual”, he loves chrome that much. In fact, he would build his home around his garage if he could. We delve into Dan’s deep affinity for cars.
CreditsHost: Dan Longenette
Producer: Ryan Baker
Engineer: Jason Masters
Production Asst.: Joanne Bolden
Copy Editor: Becky Vaughn