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Summer Truck Battery Maintenance – Keep it Clean

Summer Truck Battery Maintenance - Keep it Clean

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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