Did you know car battery corrosion can lead to issues like a decreased battery life and a higher risk of inconvenient breakdowns? It’s an unfortunate fact of automotive life, but our Latham service team will always be happy to remove corrosion from car battery terminals on your behalf. With a little caution, you can even learn how to clean car battery corrosion yourself, so we’ve put together a quick guide covering everything you need to know.
Just read on for answers to the following questions:
It makes sense to find out why corrosion occurs as well as learning how to remove it, and this is easy enough to understand.
As you travel between Albany and Troy, your battery will continually heat up and cool down. Hydrogen gas is released during this process, and the electric charge on your battery’s terminals can cause a reaction when that gas comes into contact with the surrounding material. That reaction creates corrosion.
Ready to check if there’s corrosion? Simply follow these steps:
Some Schenectady drivers still believe using cola is the best way to clean car battery corrosion, but what you’ll actually need is:
You can use baking soda and water, but it’s best to pick up the proper cleaner and protectant from our parts department.
Now put on that protective gear and follow these steps:
Whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or need help keeping your current model in prime condition, you should always make Ford of Latham your first port of call. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
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