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Why is My Car Battery Leaking?

Battery Leaking

As a crucial component of your car, the battery should be in working condition. If you ever see your car battery leaking or you notice there’s significant damage, you should figure out what is the issue at hand as soon as possible. A car battery leaking acid into a hood is dangerous, so if that ever happens on your Lincoln drives, the certified service technicians at Sid Dillon Chevrolet Crete recommend that you bring it into service immediately. Learn more below. 

Car Battery Leaking Acid Causes

When the battery in your Seward ride leaks, there are potentially a few culprits whether it is worn out or there’s been an accident. Either way, you will need to dispose of it and get it replaced as soon as possible. If you notice your car battery leaking acid during the freezing winter in Nebraska, chances are your battery has frozen, causing its body to expand and to put intense pressure, which eventually led to an acid leak. Here are some telltale signs of wear or damage that you should be familiar with: 

  • Crack in the battery
  • Cell caps aren’t sealed properly
  • Battery is warped
  • Battery is damaged

In the event that you do see any one of these signs, do not touch the leaking battery and bring your Chevrolet car into our Crete service center right away. Our team can take care of it for you and get you back on the road in no time. Contact us if you have any questions! 

How Do I Dispose of a Bad Battery?

If you ever see your car battery leaking, don’t make any contact with the fluids that are coming out as they are probably the acid and not the water component of the mix. You should reach out to the garage where you had the battery replaced at previously. They will get rid of the battery for you. If they can’t, you can try contacting your local recycling center and they’ll take care of it.

Why You Shouldn’t Throw a Dead Car Battery in the Trash?

Just like your regular household AA batteries, you should never throw lead-acid car batteries into the trash as well. Car batteries are made of hazardous materials like lead and acid, which can be extremely harmful to the environment and wildlife. In 1985, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deemed lead-acid batteries as hazardous waste. Intentionally throwing a car battery in the trash or getting rid of it improperly can cost you a hefty fine. 

Replace Your Car Battery at Sid Dillon Chevrolet Crete

Keep an eye out for any leak or signs that the battery in your car is going bad. You should also know how often to replace them in Milford and how to get rid of any corrosion on it! Feel free to reach out at any time with any questions and our service team at Sid Dillon Chevrolet Crete will help you maintain your car battery confidently.

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