Corrosion on a car battery terminals can hinder the car from starting or starting properly. Cleaning the corrosion off becomes an easy do-it-yourself job when the following steps are followed;
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Coca Cola or baking soda and water
Turn off your car engine
Loosen and remove the negative battery cable first with a flat-head screwdriver and lift off the battery terminal. After removing the terminal, separate the negative cable away from the positive battery terminal and chassis metal.
Take off the positive battery cable employing the same removal method as the negative cable. Do not let the two battery terminals cables bridge.
Pour a Coca Cola or baking soda and water on the battery terminals and on the battery cable ends.
Scrub the battery terminals and the battery cable ends using toothbrush until the corrosion is removed.
Rinse Coca Cola or baking soda off the terminals with water.
Allow battery terminals and battery to cables dry.
Rob a thin coat of Vaseline on the battery terminals.
Link the battery cables to their proper polarities and fit them tight
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