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How To Keep Your Car Battery Healthy

How To Keep Your Car Battery Healthy

Like the engine, a vehicle battery is another car part that often overworks itself. A good, working battery is necessary to start your engine; if it dies, you can count on going nowhere. Therefore, maintaining a car battery requires you to keep it charged and free of corrosion. Below are some essential tips and tricks to protecting your car battery: Keep It Clean - Dirt, dust, and other contaminants can put your battery at risk. You should get in the habit of wiping it off with a clean rag. If you notice corrosion on the battery, use a baking soda and water mixture to neutralize the acid. Doing this will prevent the decay from draining its power. Run the Battery If You Know You're Not Driving - When you park your car for an extended period, please make sure to let the engine run for several minutes. This will recharge the battery and prevent sulfation.  Avoid Intense Exposure to Heat - Heat is the number one enemy for batteries. If you live in an area with hot summers, plea ... read more