You know you need to take care of your car. Maybe you have your oil change schedule memorized and you regularly get your tires rotated. However, another crucial maintenance step is taking care of your battery. Most of us never think about our car batteries until its dead and we need a jump start. If you want to prolong the life of your battery, here are four battery maintenance tips.
- Keep your battery secure. A loose battery can become disconnected and bash into other engine parts. This could cause battery acid to leak all over your engine. Make sure your battery is securely fitted into its tray.
- Add distilled water. If you do not have a maintenance-free battery, then you must regularly refill it with water. Make sure you only use distilled water.
- Clean your battery. Over time, the connections on your battery can become corroded. Unclamp your battery and clean any dirt, grease, and oxidation that has built up. When the connections get too dirty, it can weaken your battery.
- Park in a garage. Extreme temperatures can decrease the life of your battery. When you park in a garage, this keeps your vehicle and the battery protected from freezing temperatures and scorching heat.
Got more questions about keeping your vehicle’s battery in great shape? Call our Service Department at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.