What Causes Car Battery Corrosion and How Do I Clean It?

Battery corrosion or acid leakage is a sign of a failing battery. Battery terminals, posts, and even cables will display a fuzzy, gritty white, blue, or green substance.

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Your car battery is extremely important allows your vehicle to start and function. Battery corrosion or acid leakage is a sign of a failing battery. Battery terminals, posts, and even cables will display a fuzzy, gritty white, blue, or green substance.

Cost and Upkeep of a Car Battery

According to RepairPal, the average battery will run between $149 to $202 on average (including a quality battery and professional installation). We recommend a high-quality battery to ensure a longer life and a safer replacement for the more computerized vehicles on the road. You should keep your battery in good shape and inspect it often to ensure a full life.

Cleaning the battery terminals is a simple DIY anyone can do:

  1. Safety first! Remember to wear gloves and goggles.
  2. Carefully disconnect the battery, negative first and then positive.
  3. Mix a solution of 1 cup of hot water with 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  4. Dip a toothbrush in the solution and scrub along the terminals and the top of the battery.