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Old 18 Apr 2011, 11:47 pm
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Default Car Battery Tips

Follow the following car maintenance tips to keep you car's battery running smoothly.

1. Battery Needs Change - This is common and known to almost all the car owners. Your car's battery needs to be changed after duration of four years. Don't forget to do that.

2. Monthly check of the battery's load test helps you avoid any hassle. Take your car's battery to your auto mechanic and can load test it. Make sure your car's battery is able to pass the test. Make sure that it is capable of sufficient charge even at below freezing temperatures.

3. Just wipe off the battery terminals of any crust. An easy way to do so is to use some baking soda and water. Use a wire brush to clean the crust using this solution.

4. Always keep the battery cables tightly tied. Make sure the cables are so tight that they do not move.

5. Keep the battery safe in a tray. Also ensure that battery remains properly in the tray so that no damage is caused to the hood.

6. Excess of cold is not a good condition for the car batteries. Therefore, look for a solution to it. The best way is to opt for an engine or battery heater. This keeps the car's battery function smoothly. The heater will help in easily starting the battery and would also minimize the power consumed.

7. Keep a check on when Service is needed – Different cars come with maintenance free battery. Regular check is needed for such automobile batteries. There is a light in maintenance free batteries that goes black when service is required.

8. For Conventional Car Battery - These batteries come with a plastic cover that can be easily removed to check the water inside. It is important that the water inside the battery reaches the filler necks.

9. Be Careful While Adding Water – In case there is less water inside the battery, you may also add distilled water. I guess I should warn you at this moment. You might just harm yourself if you don't be careful. The battery acid that is highly corrosive might harm your clothes.

10. During Battery Check – It is important to make sure that you do not keep any kind of open flames near the car battery. Automobile battery contains chemicals that are combustible and hence can be dangerous.

11. Over Charging Should Be Avoided – This is common and known to everybody that a dead battery can be charged using a battery charger. Improper charging of a battery is something that should be avoided. It might also lead to damage of batteries as well as car's parts & components.

Hope these help.
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Default Re: Car Battery Tips

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Disconnect your battery if you know you won't drive the vehicle for more than two weeks. This prevents a gradual loss of charge. Remove the connector for the negative terminal (see "Terminals" for instructions). You can't take the connector out of the car, so put it where it won't touch the terminal.
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nice one!!!!
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