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4 Car Battery Care Tips

Mother Nature can wear us down with heat, but your car battery can also feel the burn in the summer.

Most people believe that car batteries suffer performance issues in the winter, but the Car Care Council says that the summer heat can cause serious issues to your battery. Let’s take a look at how you can maintain your car battery care in any season.

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How can you take better care of your car’s battery?

1. Keep the Battery Charged

Most car batteries suffer from being under-charged or from a lack of use. It’s true that continuous short trips can wear out the battery, but the battery will also suffer if it does not receive a charge for extended lengths of time. If you don’t have the need to drive very often, just starting the car and driving it around the block can help prevent the battery life from going flat. Focus on having the battery fully charged to extend its lifespan.

2. Fight Corrosion

Corrosion will be on a mission to ruin your battery life, but you can take preventive measures to stop corrosion from causing damage to your battery. There are different kinds of anti-corrosion concoctions available at your local auto store, but there are sprays to prevent battery corrosion that are simple to apply.

3. Cleanliness

If you were unable to purchase that corrosion spray, you may see a buildup around the terminals. In order to exercise proper car battery care, removing corrosion and debris should be a part of your regular maintenance. You can clean it off with screwdrivers or pliers, but if you see massive buildup, you will want to visit a mechanic.

4. Review Battery Issues Thoroughly

There are a few commons issues that some people may not be aware of when it comes to car battery care. First, you want to make sure that the battery water level is never low. You can check the water level every month to ensure a smooth performance. Next, the age of your battery may be the issue if your car is not performing as it normally does. Batteries that are three years or older may need to be replaced. Finally, batteries can become loose or damage because of heavy vibrations on the road.

Proper car battery care is a mixture of establishing your own maintenance routine and working with a qualified mechanic.

Protect The Lifespan Of Your Battery

 

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