How to properly maintain your battery’s terminals

Your battery’s terminals can corrode over time. While a certain amount of corrosion is inevitable, there are ways that you can reduce the rate at which it occurs and improve the longevity of your battery. Here are a few tips:

1. Try to park out of the rain

Moisture drives corrosion, which means that it’s best to keep your car as dry as possible. If you are able to park in a parking garage or under an overhang, you should. Also, brush snow off of your vehicle before you bring it into a warm garage.

2. Use terminal covers

Covering your terminals will keep water from getting on them, which can reduce corrosion and rust. You should make sure that your terminal covers are free of cracks or openings that could allow water to enter, and replace them immediately if you notice this.

3. Park your car in a temperature-controlled environment if possible

Temperature fluctuations can make corrosion and rust form more quickly. Parking your car in the garage can be a great way to reduce the effects of temperature changes on your battery. This is especially important if you live in an area where temperatures frequently fluctuate between below freezing and above freezing.

4. Corrosion can often be removed from your terminals

A certain amount of corrosion will always form on your batteries over time, but it is possible to clean them. However, you’ll need to use the right cleaner to do it. Luckily, there are many rust and corrosion removers on the market that will do the job well.

Lifeline batteries are designed to be corrosion-resistant

At Lifeline Batteries, we sell a fantastic range of AGM batteries built from the best materials available, and the terminals on them are designed to be corrosion-resistant. In fact, many of our customers feel that they are the most durable batteries on the market. Furthermore, every AGM battery comes with a warranty, which can allow you to get your battery replaced if corrosion of the terminals renders it unusable. So, browse our selection online today!