Your new purchase comes with a fresh 5 amp 12 volt standard battery. If set up properly this battery should last several years. Remember, batteries are not covered under your warranty so please make sure it is set up properly.
When preparing the battery make sure all of the electrolyte (acid) is completely added to the empty cells. Also, any remaining acid should be disposed of properly. You can neutralize any spill or remaining acid with some ordinary baking soda. After placing the electrolyte in the battery it is necessary to put a trickle charge of between 1 and 2 amps for a period of 20 minutes. This will insure the battery is at full charge!! It is very important to start off with the battery at full charge. Without the full charge the battery may last only months or even weeks. You can bring your battery to any gas station/repair shop to charge your battery. Countyimports suggests purchasing a battery charger and a battery conditioner. These are inexpensive items and can insure your machine will be ready to start when you want it!