Selecting a new battery can be a bit daunting but we are here to help. Many people have reached out to us with a wide range of questions about upgrading to a performance battery in their car. Here are some of the most common inquiries that we receive from customers. If you need further assistance please reach out to us and we will answer any additional questions you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What batteries are the 600 Series mounts designed for and what terminals are needed?
What batteries are the 900 Series mounts designed for and what terminals are needed?
Why should I consider investing extra money in a lithium battery?
In addition to being far lighter than a standard wet cell battery, lithium batteries offer a wide range of features that benefit drivers of all types. From professional rally cars, off-road trucks, to daily drivers, a lithium battery is a great option to maximize a vehicle's performance and reliability. Check out our helpful guide to understanding lithium batteries HERE and learn how they can actually save you hundreds of dollars over the life of your car.
What type of metal do you use when making these mounts?
We use all locally sourced 5052 aluminum due to its strength and ability to be shaped without fracturing. Aluminum was chosen due to its corrosion resistance as these mounts are being used internationally in many challenging environments.
How soon will my order be fulfilled?
Our mounts are hand made and occasionally out of stock. Typical lead time from date of purchase is 1-3 days if in stock. If your product is temporarily out of stock we will notify you right away with current lead times.
Is a battery included with the price of the mount?
No. We are authorized retailers for every battery we design around however. There is a drop down option to have a battery with required SAE terminals added to your purchase.
Can I use a small battery if I have air bag suspension installed on my car?
The 600 series mount kit is not ideal for every user. We do not recommend using the 600 series battery in your vehicle if you have air bag suspension installed.
Can I use a small battery if I have a significant sound system installed in my car?
If you own a 2002 or newer WRX/STI, our new 900 series mount kit can power your sound system. We do not recommend running a smaller 600 series battery to power a significant sound system above OEM.
Is there a MeLe mount and battery kit that would support airbag suspension?
If you own a 2002 or newer WRX/STI, our new 900 series mount kit can power your air bag suspension.
Can the supported batteries be used in cold environments?
Yes. All of the batteries we design around can be used in cold environments. It should be treated the same way any other battery being used in a cold environment is treated. Daily drive the vehicle. If you intend to let the vehicle sit for several days outside, in the cold, invest in a battery blanket (Subaru of America makes and sells them for any vehicle sold in extremely cold environments). And lastly invest in a battery tender if you are concerned about long term battery storage.
Is there anything I should do when using a 600 series mount kit in my 15+ VW GTI/R or Audi A3/S3?
Yes : you should program your OBD11 to account for the change in battery size and type. Follow the instructions in this video review. This will allow your charging system to adapt appropriately to the new changes.
How do I warranty my battery?
Do you offer full custom mounts?
Yes. We can have each mount custom powder coated almost any color the customer would like for an additional charge. We are able to custom laser engrave on the mount. The pricing for the full custom mount is variable. If you have any interest in a custom mount please indicate so by sending us an e-mail.
Product handling and care for the MeLe battery mount in raw finish
- Disclaimer: Aluminum is a soft, durable metal that while shock resistant it is easily marred and scratched
- To avoid fingerprints on your mount wash and dry your hands thoroughly or wear gloves
- To clean the surface if there is dust and oil present you will need to wash with warm water and a mild degreaser with a microfiber towel.
- To dry blot with a microfiber towel.