How To Clean Car Battery Corrosion

If you want to ensure your car gets up and running right away, you need to make sure that your battery is in working order. After your battery ages, it can start to show signs of corrosion and buildup.

If the buildup is substantial enough, it can seriously affect your ability to start up your car, and make it harder for your alternator to keep you charged.

To help you stay driving between Port Orchard and Tacoma, the Advantage Nissan service team will teach you what causes car battery corrosion, and show you how to remove corrosion from a car battery!

What Causes Car Battery Corrosion?

A car mechanic replaces a battery.

Car battery corrosion is the result of a chemical reaction between the air and your car battery. The acid in the battery reacts with the air and other gasses in your engine bay, and is a sign of normal wear and tear. However, in the warmer months around Gig Harbor, the reaction can be exacerbated, causing more buildup. If you notice dimming dash lights, difficulty starting, or any other electrical issue, check your battery for corrosion, or schedule service today.

How to Clean Car Battery Corrosion

Luckily, you can remove corrosion from a car battery at home fairly easily. Follow these steps to learn how to clean car battery corrosion:

  1. Wear protective gloves to ensure safety
  2. Safely disconnect your battery according to your owner’s manual
  3. When your battery is disconnected, inspect your battery and connections to ensure that neither are compromised
  4. If your battery and cables are still in good condition, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with 250ml of water
  5. Dip a plastic-bristle brush into the solution and scrub the battery and its terminals
  6. Using a disposable rag, dry the cleaned battery and terminals
  7. Allow the battery to dry thoroughly before reconnecting
  8. Reconnect battery, and drive happily through Puyallup

Keep Your Nissan Running Smoothly at Advantage Nissan!

If you’d rather have our crack team of factory-certified professionals take care of your corroded car battery, contact us today! Our team is more than happy to take care of any maintenance issues that you have on your ownership adventure. From car battery service, to key fob batteries, to cabin air filters, we’ve got what it takes to make your Port Orchard drives worry-free.

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