What Causes a Battery to Fail Prematurely?

Many factors can cause a car battery to fail prematurely. A battery includes corrosive acids that can eat through a battery whose structure is compromised by a sudden impact. A pole, whether negative or positive, may be damaged internally. The battery may overheat and evaporate water. The most common reason for premature failure of a car battery is the human factor.

Car batteries need maintenance. A periodic check of the batteries water level can save you a lot of headache down the road. Corrosion builds around the terminals causing power to leak from the battery. Corrosion is the result of an interaction of the hydrogen created by battery acids with the atmosphere. If you see corrosion buildup on the terminals, clean them. Battery manufacturers market special terminal cleaners that fit your terminals and remove the corrosion buildup.

Have your battery inspected in our service center at Access Ford Lincoln of Corpus Christi today!

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