The racing type car batteries as adopted by thousands of kitcar owners are great but they are not as tolerant to abuse as a conventional lead-acid-type battery.

However, if you follow some basic good housekeeping rules you should be fine. Merlin Motorsport has some guidelines available on their website and also sell the complete range of Odyssey Extreme Batteries, which are very powerful, yet light in weight.

Designed primarily for racing cars they naturally are ideal for lightweight kitcars and you can be sure that if they are built to withstand the rigours of motorsport they’ll be fine for your Sunday morning B-road blast and trips to the pub.

Enhanced vibration resistance allows them to withstand constant pounding, extremes in temperatures and general abuse that performance engines often generate.

More information via or at the other end of  01249 782 101 ENDS.