It’s best to check under your hood from time to time and make sure your batteries aren’t getting corroded. If your batteries are corroding, you’ll notice a white, green, blue, or teal powder around your terminals. Read on to learn more about how to identify corrosion, the causes of battery corrosion, and how to safely clean and maintain your car battery terminals. Then, if you find you’re in need of car battery replacement near Queen Creek or Apache Junction, take a moment to explore the service specials to see how much you can save on a replacement car battery at Courtesy CDJR of Superstition Springs in Mesa!
You might suspect battery corrosion before you actually see it if you’ve experienced weaker power, trouble starting your car, or low voltage codes displayed on the dash. If these corrosion symptoms crop up, you’ll know it’s time to do a visual check for corrosion. Here’s how:
Time is the main cause of battery corrosion. Your battery is constantly heating and cooling as you travel through Apache Junction, releasing hydrogen gases through ventilation. As these gases are continually let-off over time, they mix with the surrounding material and create a substance at the connection point. As you may have guessed, that substance is the corrosion you see, and it occurs at the terminal because that’s where the electric connection is in the case of a car battery.
When looking at how to remove corrosion from a car battery, there are two main ways you can do so. You could use solutions bought from an auto parts store, which are made specifically for car batteries, or you could concoct a solution yourself using household products. Either way, be sure to put on gloves, goggles, and a respirator when handling the solution or creating your own to protect yourself, as well as while you’re working around battery acid, electric currents, and rust.
Use a professional battery cleaner
DIY battery cleaning solution
After removing the corrosion from your car’s battery terminals, you can prevent future corrosion with a rust inhibitor spray, a spray battery protector, or an anti-corrosion gel.
If you have questions about how to clean corrosion off your car battery, how to identify corrosion, or how to obtain the special spray or gels that prevent corrosion, give Courtesy CDJR of Superstition Springs a call at 480-418-5715. We can answer any outstanding question you may have, and help you out with a swift and affordable battery inspection and replacement if necessary. While you’re here, take a moment to explore some of our other helpful reads, including our guide on how to make your tires last longer and how to check brake fluid. We look forward to providing you with expert and affordable service!