How to Remove Corrosion From Car Battery

Corrosion on Battery Terminal

If you have spotted some corrosion on your car battery, the Land Rover experts at the Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth service center are here to help. We offer a handy guide from our service team where we let you know what causes car battery corrosion and how to remove corrosion from the car battery. The steps are much easier than you may think! However, if you have any trouble along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service center for assistance.

What Does Corrosion Look Like?

Most drivers in and around the Fort Worth area suspect battery corrosion before taking a look at the battery because they are experiencing weaker power, low voltage codes on the dash, or trouble starting the vehicle. If you notice these signs, it’s time to inspect your battery for corrosion. Below are the simple steps to follow:

  • With your vehicle fully cooled for at least 30 minutes, pop the hood and inspect the battery terminals and metal.
  • If the terminal is caked in white (or a combination of green/blue/teal), powdery material, there is corrosion on the battery.
  • While inspecting, see if there is rust on the metal parts of your terminals and cables.

What Causes Car Battery Corrosion?

Many drivers often wonder what causes car battery corrosion. It’s from your battery always heating and cooling while you travel through the Dallas-Fort Worth area, releasing hydrogen gases through ventilation. When they’re let-off over time, they’ll mix with the surrounding material to create a substance at the connection point. That substance is corrosion, and it happens at the terminal because that’s where the electric connection is on a car battery.

How to Clean Car Battery Corrosion

When you want to know how to remove corrosion from the car battery, there are two main ways to do this. You can use solutions that are available to purchase at an auto parts store that are made specifically for car batteries. The other option is to make a DIY solution at home using normal household products. No matter which option you do, remember to wear gloves, goggles, and a respirator when handling the solution to protect yourself since you’re working around battery acid, rust, and electric currents.

  • Use a professional battery cleaner: You can find battery cleaning solution or other electrical contact cleaning spray from your local automotive store. Spray liberally on the affected surface of the battery, and using a wire brush, scrub the battery until all of the corrosion is removed.
  • DIY battery cleaning solution: Remove the connectors from the terminal, then pour baking soda on the corrosion. This will neutralize the acids. Add some water to cause a reaction. Dry with a paper towel and brush the affected area with a scrub sponge.
Close Up of Car Battery

You can prevent future corrosion with a rust inhibitor spray, a spray battery protector, or an anti-corrosion gel.

Turn to Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth for Auto Service!

Now that you know how to remove corrosion from a car battery, it’s important to keep up with regular battery maintenance to ensure your vehicle is running smoothly. If you need assistance with battery corrosion or you’re wondering why your steering wheel shakes, schedule a service appointment today!

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