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How to Clean Battery Terminals

Many drivers have difficulties starting their vehicles. Often frustrating event is caused by the accumulation in the Battery Terminals. Learn to clean corrosion from the terminals of the battery of the car and avoid unnecessary expense and worry.

  • Make sure your car is off . This will reduce the accidents with the cables.
  • Determine which terminal is the battery configuration . There are two types: If the terminals are on your side, you will need a 5/16-pulgadas (8mm) wrench to loosen the nuts on the cable. If the terminals are at the top of the battery, you need a 3 / 8 inch (10 mm) or ½ inch (13 mm) wrench.
  • Loosen the knot on the negative side of the cable .Repeat step 3 with the positive lead. If you have trouble removing any of the cables, try to pull at the same time.
  • Examine the battery for cracks that can cause to lose acid . If you find any need to replace the battery
  • Inspect the battery cables for losses . If you find a crack, you should replace this part.
  • Mix one tablespoon of soda with a cup of water . With an old toothbrush, scrub the top of the battery to remove corrosion
  • Use the toothbrush to scrape the battery posts . Remember to rinse your brush if you need soda solution.
  • Rinse the battery and cables in cold water. Wipe the battery with a clean cloth
  • Lubricate all metal exposure of the battery, oil or juice commercial sprinkler protection .
  • Attach the positive cable to the appropriate terminal . Tighten to be sure.Repeat this with the negative cable. Check the terminals and tighten enough by hand to be sure.

You can purchase a battery cleaner. Some include detection of acid in the formula. They tend to take less time, but always read the instructions on the bottle, because each one is different

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