Cleaning the corrosion from the battery terminals is another effective way to prolong battery life. To clean battery terminals, follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Pour warm water on battery posts to begin the cleaning process.
Step 2: Use a wrench to remove the battery cable terminal clamp from the battery post. For your safety, remove the negative side first.
Step 3: Stir two tablespoons of baking soda into a cup of warm water.
Step 4: Dip the battery cable terminal into the mixture to help break down corrosion.
Step 5: Pour remaining baking soda mixture onto the battery posts
Step 6: Use a battery-cleaning brush to scrub the posts and the inside of the terminals. Brushes are available at any auto parts store.
Step 7: Re-clamp the terminals to the battery posts
Step 8: Clean off the battery
Step 9: If desired, apply grease or sealant to the terminals to prevent further corrosion.
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