Monsoons are arriving and though it certainly does give you relief from the intense heat and harsh weather, at the same time it also takes a toll on your car’s electronic circuit especially your car’s battery. Hence we have come up with some nice monsoon tip for your car battery. The moist and humid weather of monsoon requires special care for the car’s battery to perform right every other time you crank up your car.
Also, it is important to take care of your car tyre in monsoon.
Following are the various things you need to take care of for optimal performance of your car’s battery.
MONSOON TIP # 1: SECURE THE BATTERY
Usually, the battery compartments in modern day cars are snug and if the battery is fitted properly there is no problem. But, if your battery is loose, it keeps shaking to and fro around and could tip over easily. A loosely fitted battery pounding against other components of your engine is not good. The battery acid spilling all over your motor can also hamper the wiring and cause other hazards, so you should keep the battery tray clean and make sure your battery sits correctly in place.
MONSOON TIP # 2: CLEAN THE CAR’S BATTERY
Cleaning the battery regularly is a good habit but you can also make do with a seasonal cleaning exercise. Using a cleaning solution that is made up of one part baking soda and other part water, remove all the clamps and clean away any grease, dirt and oxidation to protect from any buildup. If there are sulphate deposits, use a hammer to hit on the terminal posts and cables to take it off. Bear in mind that a filthy battery connection will usually result in weakening the charge.
Note: Always remember to lubricate the terminals with a petroleum jelly before replacing the connections
MONSOON TIP # 3: USE DISTILLED WATER
In order to enhance the life of your conventional battery, regularly check the water levels and add the required water to compensate the depleted levels. Always use distilled water to restore the liquid of your battery.
MONSOON TIP # 4: INSULATE THE BATTERY
Proper insulation of the battery can protect it from excessive heat, cold and moist environment. Insulation options include insulation wrap or a battery box designed to withstand excessive heat, cold and moisture. Proper maintenance of a battery can extend its life and prevent the battery from failing.
Usually, new vehicles come with an insulating sleeve that closes the battery into a relatively enclosed environment. Workshops habitually discard these or owners misplace them when doing maintenance. You can purchase a new one direct from the auto manufacturer or find one aftermarket.
MONSOON TIP # 5: PARK IN AN INSULATED GARAGE
An insulated garage would keep a car’s battery warm in the winters and monsoon. So, try and avoid heated garages. They will certainly rust your car battery terminals. Once the terminal ends get corroded, the corrosion will prevent the battery from providing the power needed to turn the starter motor. Provide maintenance on the battery on a consistent basis to keep it working properly.
MONSOON TIP # 6: RECHARGE BATTERY TIMELY
Get the battery’s state of charge regularly checked by a voltmeter easily available at your nearest battery dealer’s shop (They’ll usually check it for free!). Right charge makes sure that you never end up stranded even in the most strenuous situations.
If you follow these simple tips you will have your battery up and be running in shape for your monsoon rides and otherwise too!
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