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Battery Acid Leaking from Car Battery

It may be time for a new battery for your vehicle if it starts to leak acid. If you sense a problem, you should probably get it checked out by a mechanic before things get worse. Once you find an appropriate battery, it’s time for installation.

Since the battery has been leaking, it’s a good idea to use protection when you change the battery. Bring goggles and gloves with you so the acid doesn’t get on your skin or in your eyes.

First, you must remove the old battery. You can do that by disconnecting the cables and removing any screws.

After the battery has been removed, you’ll have to clean the battery tray. There should be excess corrosion by using a mix of water and baking soda. This mixture will corrode the acid. After everything is dry, spray the area with some primer.

Finally, you’ll need to put in the new battery by putting it in the now clean tray and clamping everything back on. Make sure to clean the cables before attaching the battery. As well, it is important that you attach the positive first and then the negative. The final test will be to turn your vehicle on to see if it works properly.


Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger