Have you checked under your hood? Making car battery maintenance a simple DIY exercise at home.
Do you know that the car battery is one of the greatest inventions among all the auto parts, because without it, there will be nothing to deliver that quick burst of power to start all the modern vehicles in the world?
The majority of today’s car batteries are maintenance-free. Simply put, gone are the days of routinely checking the “magic eye” to see if your battery needs some distilled water. Similarly, the Honda Genuine Maintenance-Free battery is designed for your fuss-free maintenance. It is not only longer lasting, but is also protected from water leakage and reduced evaporation of acid. The unique low self-discharge element also helps to keep its power up to one month.
However, maintenance-free does not mean that you can give this part a miss when conducting your routine maintenance at home. To keep your car performing optimally, you can follow the simple tips below to visually inspect and clean your car battery.
Frayed or torn cables
Avoid short circuit that could damage other electrical parts by replacing the cable.
Deposits from the battery acid will appear regularly. A simple action of scrubbing the battery terminal with a toothbrush and baking soda can keep it clean to prevent further corrosion.
Avoid vibration and shaking by just tightening loose bolts on the battery holder to ensure the battery is firmly in place.
Cracked or damaged case
Could cause dangerous chemical leaks. If the crack is severe, it is best to replace the battery immediately.
When the battery show signs of weakening, such as dimmer headlights and trouble starting the engine, you should visit your Honda dealer so that a trained technician can conduct a thorough inspection.
Always practice safety first before removing the battery or any of its connected cables. Check with your service advisor for more advice on car battery maintenance.