How to maintain your car battery

How to maintain your car battery


your car battery is what powers up your
car to start and also powers up your electrical system a poorly maintained
battery will lead to a breakdown or could lead to mechanical malfunction
before we handle the battery though we need some safety equipment hand
protection and eye protection are a must given we’re handling hazardous chemicals first thing we want to look for is corrosion around the battery terminals a poorly contact in factory could cause the vehicle to not start the positive terminal in this case looks nice and clean but we’re still going to remove
that while we’re cleaning the negative which has started to corrode so to do that we’ll start by removing the terminals negative first always pull that off and hold it there and we will undo the positive will clean that terminal up now you can pretty easily see the corrosion and the rust that’s starting there we’ll start by cleaning the post on the battery with a post
cleaner which just screws over gives them a nice fresh surface so there’s a good electrical connection now give those a wipe down so now we’ll start by cleaning
in this terminal we use a wire brush to clean the outside and we’ll remove as
much of that corrosion as we can once that’s done we’ll clean the inside of
the terminal so there’s a good connection between the terminal and the
post to do that we’ll use the terminal cleaner that cleans the inside once
that’s done we’ll wipe off the debris and we’ll give that a nice clean with a
contact cleaner spray thoroughly dry that area and that’s ready to be
refitted the positive goes back on first down nice and tight so there’s no
movement there for now negative nice and tight so there’s no movement next we’ll
apply the battery terminal protectant which will stop any more corrosion from
building up will allow that to dry for at least 10 minutes then we’ll refit the
cover and this battery is good to go so we’ve allowed this to dry for 10 minutes
so that cover can go back on now this battery is now all good to go if you’ve
had a flat battery recently or if you’re not sure how to maintain your battery
the NRMA here to help pop in the one of our car servicing workshops we’ll
be glad to assist you

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