5 tips and advice on car batteries

How to revive the battery if you can’t start the car

5 tips and advice on car batteries

Well, winter is in full swing, which means that all motorists every day struggling with the elements, cleaning your car of snow and ice at war with misting in the cabin, gaining experience in extreme driving on reading road and scratching their heads as to protect the car body from the salt. But one of the most common headaches for many motorists is a problem associated with the discharged batteries in winter, as they begin to act up. As a result, many drivers are unable to start the car. We have selected for you top five tips that will help you to start the car even if your battery died. And you do not need any outside help. So there you go.

 

Aspirin

5 tips and advice on car batteries

If you sat behind the wheel, found that the battery of your car died and the car shows no signs of life, and beside you there is no one who could “light up” your car, do not despair and do not rush to call a tow truck. You can try to briefly revive a dead battery. To do this, throw in the battery a couple of aspirin. Acetylsalicylic acid contained in aspirin, when combined with sulfuric acid poured into the battery, can raise the charge for a while, that may be enough to start the engine.

Running the motor on the last battery power, just go to the technical center, in order to check the battery. If the battery is not old, then you need to put it on charging.

 

Baking soda

5 tips and advice on car batteries

Sometimes the cause of failure starting of the engine due not only to the discharge of the battery. Common cause of problems with starting the motor is bad contact terminals of high-voltage wires with the battery. Very often on the battery terminals is formed patina or corrosion. Clean the battery terminals with a toothbrush, using the following mixture: 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of warm water. Wipe the terminals with a damp towel and dry with another towel. After the battery terminal has dried, apply a small amount of vaseline (around). This will prevent further corrosion and plaque.

Clearing the connection, you return the contact and start the engine.

 

Epsom salt (heptahydrate magnesium sulfate)

5 tips and advice on car batteries

The last run of the engine did you notice that the collection tubes are dimmed all the icons and the lamp? You heard the starter spun barely? It is possible that at the next time it misfires. Most likely, the battery of your car has a low charge. You can slightly extend battery life by adding the charm to the potion. Dissolve 6 teaspoons of Epsom salt in warm water and add the solution into the battery.

 

Vaseline

5 tips and advice on car batteries

It is no coincidence that your car battery is discharged at the most inopportune time, such as during the coldest winter day. Low temperatures increase electrical resistance and thicken engine oil, increasing the load on the battery. Corrosion on the battery terminals also increases resistance to electricity. It is the resistance due to the formation of corrosion on the battery terminals can become the last straw that forced to surrender the battery. To avoid this, before winter, disconnect the terminals and clean them with a wire brush. Then put the wires on the battery terminals and grease them with vaseline. Jelly-like mass of vaseline will prevent corrosion.

 

Sodas

5 tips and advice on car batteries

Yes, sparkling water can be a lifesaver for the battery of your car. The fact that the acidic properties of soda-water will help you to eliminate corrosion and the formation of the battery terminals. Nearly all carbonated soft drinks contain carbonic acid which helps to remove stains and dissolve rust. Pour some soda water on the battery terminals and allow the liquid to corrode the rust and patina. Remove sticky sweet drink with a damp sponge. Best of all this job for Coca-Cola.

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