Most people depend on their car or truck to get them to work, school or wherever else they need to go. No one wants a dead car battery, so if you want your auto batteries to keep on functioning at top capacity, there are some steps you should take at least once a year. These include:
Keep Cables for Auto Batteries Corrosion Free
It’s vital to keep the cables for auto batteries corrosion free. That crusty stuff that can accumulate on the posts or on the cable contacts can rob your battery of power to the engine. You can clean the battery cables with a tool called a post cleaner. You will need a mixture of a tablespoon of baking soda and a cup of water to clean the battery posts. Use a post cleaner such as a nonmetallic brush to clean off the top of the battery and the cables. You should also take the cables off (be sure to start with negative one) and clean any corrosion out from under them. Be sure to wear safety goggle and gloves to protect yourself against battery acid.
Check Electrolyte Levels
If yours is the type that requires filling, if the fluid levels are low, add some water to fill the holes to the fill lines, be sure to use distilled water and don’t overfill. While doing so, look for any cracks, and if you find them, the battery must be replaced.
Check Battery Charger, Condition
Check to see if the auto batteries look to be in good shape, and also check the charge level by going to a service station and letting them hook it up to their machines. Auto batteries will lose their charge if they are left idle for long periods of time. That is why it is vital to at least start the engine of a car you don’t drive very often and let it run for a few minutes a few times a month. For more information visit at Motorcitybatterycompany.com. You can also follow them on Google+ for more updates.