You need to maintain your car battery, so if you ever notice a leak or significant damage, you’ll want to find out what is the culprit. You don’t want your car battery to leak acid into your hood since that could be dangerous. If it is, bring your car to the service team at Sonia’s CDJR as soon as possible! Keep on reading to learn more about car battery leaking.
There are a few different things that can cause a leak in your battery. Whether there’s been an accident or it’s worn with time, it will need to be disposed of and replaced quickly. If your area has been facing extremely cold weather, your battery might have become frozen, causing the body to expand and putting intense pressure leading to acid leak. Be sure to keep an eye out for these signs of wear or damage:
If you notice one of these signs, don’t make contact with the leaking battery and don’t wait to bring your vehicle into our service center. You’ll want to have it taken care of as soon as possible and we at Sonia’s CDJR can help. Contact us today.
Once you notice a leak, make sure you don’t come into contact with the fluids leaking out. These liquids are most likely the car battery leaking acid and not the water component of the mix. What you’ll want to do is contact the garage you had the battery replaced at previously. They will dispose of the battery for you. If they're unable to do so, you can contact your local recycling center and they'll take care of it.
Dead batteries — whether they're lead-acid car batteries or regular household AAA batteries — should never be thrown in the trash. Car batteries are made of hazardous materials like lead and acid, which can be extremely harmful to the environment and wildlife. In 1985, lead-acid batteries were declared hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This means intentionally throwing a car battery in the trash or disposing of it improperly can lead to a hefty fine.