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What You Need to Know About Your Car Battery

What You Need to Know About Your Car Battery

Do you know how often you should change your car battery? Let’s look at simple tips you should be aware of to get the most out of your car battery.

According to an article at carcare.org, “Car Battery Tips”

“To get the most life out of a battery, the Car Care Council suggests the following simple steps:
• Be sure the electrical system is charging at the correct rate; overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging.
• If your battery is the type that needs to be topped off, check it regularly. Add distilled water when necessary.
• Always replace a battery with one that’s rated at least as high as the one originally specified.
• Have the battery checked if you notice headlights and interior lights dim, accessories that fail to operate, or the “check engine” or battery light illuminated.
• Keep the top of the battery clean. Dirt becomes a conductor, which drains battery power. Further, as corrosion accumulates on battery terminals, it becomes an insulator, inhibiting current flow.” To read the entire article click here.

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