The main purpose of your car battery is to allow your vehicle to start when you turn the key. The battery also operates as a reserve power source in your vehicle. If your vehicle needs more power than its alternator can produce, the battery steps in to produce this power. Corrosion can form at the cable ends that connect to the battery’s terminals over time. There are two reasons for this corrosion forming.
One reason is the cable end, and the terminals are made of different types of metal while the other reason is the battery off-gases hydrogen during the charging process. Corrosion can reduce the efficiency of your battery in the long run. This is why you need to clean our battery connections on a regular basis. Here is how to do it.
The first step is to disconnect the positive/negative cable ends from the battery. You will require a battery terminal wrench, gloves, and eye protection equipment for this purpose. Make sure you wear eye protection at all times when dealing with a battery in order to protect your eyes from battery acid.
You don’t need any specialized equipment to clean the battery connections. Baking soda, petroleum jelly, water, and stiff-bristled brush will do the trick.
First, sprinkle baking soda on both the terminals. Pour a couple of tablespoons of water on each terminal. The baking soda will react with water and neutralize the acid formation on the terminals. Repeat the same process on the cable ends. It is better to perform this in a small tub. Make sure to scrub the corrosion with the stiff brush. Once the corrosion is removed, wash both the terminals and cable ends with clean water.
Dry it with compressed air before connecting the cable ends to the terminal. This is how you clean your battery connections which will help improve the efficiency of the battery.
Common symptoms like car not starting or electrical components not working is sign of battery replacement.
A better in a car have similar purpose as better inside a your TV remote control. Without a proper functioning battery, your car won’t be able to start.
We can perform load test or replace the battery if it’s bad. We can also clean cables for you and install anti-corrosion washers & test charge system for proper operation.
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