Proactive Car Battery Care
One of the basic car maintenance you can manage on your own for your car is keeping an eye on your car’s battery.
The problem here is most car owners do not know how to handle car battery until it gets too late and we regret the consequences of a dead battery. It takes only little effort to handle your vehicle’s battery, and it helps you know when it is starting to fail, so you can take the step to call us and not get stranded!
The battery in a car can easily get faulty, stops working, and often results as a weak battery, right when you need to use your car urgently. It’s a terrible condition we all dread.
Here are a few tips you can follow to protect your car battery from failing in the most important situations-
Cover Your Car
Park your car safely under any sort of cover. Covering your car helps reduce direct exposure towards sunlight and the extra hot conditions we have here in Singapore. Extreme weather conditions such as extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures damage the battery of your car due to temperature fluctuations.
High temperatures especially, like our local weather here, contribute to liquid evaporation and that can lead to earlier battery failure.
Check the Electrolyte Levels of Your Car Battery
In order to make your car battery perform well, monitor its electrolyte level. The appropriate electrolyte level of lead-acid batteries (car batteries) requires a full volume of electrolyte in the battery with a specific gravity of 1.265 when fully charged.
Does that sound like to much trouble? Or, just take the easier route and install an Amaron car battery with us. The Amaron battery has a circular inspection window on the top, which gives visual indication of the health of the battery. If it is starting to show weak conditions, you should make plans to have a qualified mechanic check it to see if replacement is necessary before it fails on you.
Car Batteries Like to be Kept Charged When You Drive
Drive for a longer time- Shorter drives reduces the lifespan of car batteries. Starting a car consumes a lot of energy and driving for a short duration will not let the alternator fully recharge the battery. However, driving for a longer time will allow the alternator to fully charge the battery.
If the battery is constantly at a lower charge level, it will start to succumb to a condition called sulphation, where a chemical reaction allows a layer of sulphate to appear on the lead plates of the battery and affects its ability to function.
So, do make sure you get a lithium ion pack for those 24 hour driving cameras that double up as car security. We discussed this is another article here, these are the power parasites.
These tend to drain the battery overnight and cause them to be in a prolonged low state of charge which then destroys the battery’s ability to function because of the sulphation that we mentioned above.
- Clean your car battery regularly- In a humid climate, a lot of moisture accumulates onto the car battery making it shortcircuit. Dirt gathered around the battery terminals leads to copper-sulfate accumulation causing the battery to undercharge and supply less power. Baking soda is one of the best substances to clean your car battery. Also, make sure that you are using the right battery for your car and it firmly positioned.
Despite the battery being one of the most vital components prone to get damaged, consistent care and handling always helps in the long run.
Battery replacement is inevitable in general, but with proper care, you can prevent damage and unexpected battery failure.
The tips are very simple to execute and contribute a lot to the battery life.
Despite taking all precautions, if the battery becomes faulty at an unexpected urgent situation, contact FastFix, a professional car battery replacement service at 81145500 for immediate high-quality fix your car deserves.