A healthy Car Battery plays a vital role in your driving experience. The Battery is responsible to provide your engine with the starting zap and to provide energy to the electrical components of your car.
A chemical reaction puts your battery to work, the car battery converts chemical energy into electrical energy thus providing the energy to start your car by providing that energy to the starter. Although aside from starting the car engine it is also the battery’s job to stabilize the electrical voltage in the car.
Which is why it is very rewarding to keep your car battery in optimal condition and thus here is a little life-hack to keep your car battery sparkling clean without spending much effort and resources.
Table of Contents:
- What are Battery Terminals
- Importance of Battery Terminal
- Causes of Terminal Battery Corrosion
- How to Check if the Terminals are Corroded?
- How to Use Vinegar to Clean Car Battery Corrosion?
- Benefits of a Clean Battery Terminal
How to Check if the Terminals are Corroded?
Here are a few symptoms that can lead to terminal corrosion.
Any corrosion on the battery terminals can break the link between the terminals and the clips due to a wall of corrosion in-between. This can lead to difficulty in starting the engine. Although this can also occur due to loosened clips.
Corrosion can be visibly detected. A poor battery would have visible corrosion on itself that shows it may be damaged. You can check corrosion by opening your car hood and looking for a light blue salt -like compound forming on the terminals of your car battery.
Total loss of electrical power also indicates severely corrosive or broken terminals. Unfortunately terminals corroded to this degree cannot benefit from cleaning and would require immediate replacements.
With the following you now have gained the perfect knowledge on the most effective way of keeping your car battery in optimal condition.
So now that you have all the knowledge you need, what are you waiting for? Get your hands dirty and lets get those engines ready to roll!