If you’ve ever had to jump start your car and spend time under the hood, you might have been surprised by what you saw! Of course, corrosion on a car battery doesn’t just look bad. It can limit the effectiveness of your battery, create issues when you’re starting the engine, or cause one of your dashboard warning lights to come on. If you’re experiencing electrical issues on the roads near Jersey City, learn how to clean car battery corrosion with our service center.
Most drivers won’t notice car battery corrosion until they start to experience problems while driving through Fort Lee or New York City. However, any driver who’s interested in being proactive can learn the signs quickly and easily. Here’s how:
Before you start to remove corrosion from your car battery, make sure that you have exactly what you’ll need on hand. Make sure that you have the proper safety gear, and think about picking up a respirator, too. Although you can pick up a recommended battery cleaning solution from our parts department, a little bit of baking soda and water can do the trick, too.
Cleaning Battery Corrosion with Cleaner
Cleaning Battery Corrosion with Baking Soda and Water
It’s never a bad idea to spray an anti-corrosion solution or apply an anti-corrosion gel to your terminals after you’re through. Doing so can help to prevent the issue from recurring!
If you’ve put all this time into cleaning your battery, you might be wondering what causes car battery corrosion in the first place! Your battery heats up and cools down naturally as you drive, and releases hydrogen gas as part of the ventilation process! When this hydrogen comes into contact with surrounding materials near the terminals, corrosion is bound to occur. All car batteries need to be replaced eventually, but cleaning and managing corrosion can help to extend your battery’s life.
Whether you need to pick up a new Jaguar battery or you’d prefer to have an expert remove corrosion from your car battery, our team is here to help! Just make sure to check out our service specials and parts coupons before you make your appointment.
Interested in learning more about DIY car care? Start by finding out how often to rotate tires.
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