Have you inspected your car’s battery recently and came across some corrosion? You might be shocked, but don’t worry as the team at Sonia’s CDJR is here to help you out. We will show you how you can remove the corrosion at your garage near Orange, MA. We can also show you how to identify car battery corrosion, what causes battery corrosion, how to clean it, and how to prevent it in the future. With proper cleaning and maintenance going forward, you’ll be able to bring about a fresh surface and spare the high cost of a new battery!
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 in the area, 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.
Besides applying a special spray or gel to prevent corrosion, following a regular battery maintenance schedule will also help protect the overall condition of the terminal. If your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle is in need of an inspection or you’d like to get professional help removing corrosion, you can make an appointment online! Be sure to see if you can use any of our specials on your next visit. Feel free to contact us with any questions.