Taking Care Of Your Battery Will Help Keep You Off Of The Side Of The Road

Car BatteryOne of the biggest inconveniences a driver can have is a dead car battery. When your battery is dead your only solution is to get a jump-start by calling a friend, a family member, or your roadside assistance program. However, there are some things you can do to prevent a dead battery.

No matter what type of battery you have in your car, you must inspect the terminal connections from time to time. You should be look to make sure that there is no tightness or corrosion.

If your terminals are corroded, you can clean them with a small brush and a combination of baking soda and water.

In addition, you can do a visual inspection of the battery to make certain that there are no cracks, leaks, or damage. If you see any of these things, it is important to get the battery replaced right away.

The time for you to save your battery is before there are signs of wear and tear. If your starter turns slow, your clock is running slower, or your headlights brighten when you rev the engine, you should check your battery.

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 6:30 pm In Roadside Assistance Program  

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