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What To Do When Your Battery Terminals Are Corroded

What To Do When Your Battery Terminals Are Corroded

When your battery grows old and corrodes, it can severely affect your battery's charge. In fact, thick corrosion can cause your car to not start at all. Read on to learn more about battery corrosion and what you can do about it. Understanding Corrosion The best way to explain how battery corrosion starts is due to poor battery maintenance. If you add too much water to your battery, it can cause leaks and corrosion. Since most car batteries hold a mixture of acid and water, they can corrode easily if the substance leaks out. Another common cause of corrosion is overcharging your battery. However, battery corrosion can develop easier as the battery ages.   If you see a buildup of white, blue, or green substances around your battery terminals, it is corrosion. The color of the corrosion itself can be very telling of the nature of the problem. White corrosion is often caused by leaking acid from the battery casing. Whereas green materials tend to develop when oxygen occurs wit ... read more

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