Monthly Archives: October 2021

What Is Vehicle Battery Corrosion?

What Is Vehicle Battery Corrosion?

Fall is the perfect time of the year to inspect your car battery. Your vehicle has survived through months of heat and strenuous activity this past summer, making it susceptible to corrosion.  Corrosion on your car battery can be expected from wear and tear over time, but it can grow more intense with higher temperatures. Small amounts of decay can be easy to clean up, but large clumps of it can signal a significant problem.   What Causes Battery Corrosion? Batteries contain a combination of sulfuric acid and water. When the sulfuric acid leaks and comes in contact with metal on the outside of the battery. This is why corrosion is often found on the battery terminals since they are made of metal. Small gas leaks, loose connections, or general old age can also be the culprit behind the corrosion. If you notice a white, green, or blue substance forming around your terminals, it's most likely corrosion. A small amount of the matter is not a huge deal. However, too much ... read more

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