A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)Posted March 26, 2023 10:06 AM
You may be fanatical about keeping the outside of your vehicle clean. But what about what's under the hood? Have you ever thought about how dirt and grime may be affecting your engine's components?
One of the most important parts under your hood to keep clean is your vehicle's battery. With a daily barrage of dirt and moisture, outside parts of your battery can corrode, namely the cables and terminals.
Gases vented by batteries can also promote corrosion. That can create connection problems and affect your vehicle's electrical system. If corrosion is not cleaned off, it may damage wires and terminals so badly that they will stop properly conducting electricity. At that point, they may need replacing.
When you bring your vehicle to us for a battery inspection and cleaning, we will remove any corrosion and put corrosion-resistant protection on each post. A technician will also visually inspect your battery. Plus, we can test how much life is in your battery as part of a more comprehensive battery service.
Batteries don't last forever and should be regularly cleaned, inspected, and tested. Usually, they'll need to be replaced anywhere from three to five years after they were first installed, but their lifespan depends on how, where, and how much you drive. Your battery is a very important component of your vehicle. Keep yours in tip-top shape, and it's less likely to let you down when you need it most.
L and M Motors Inc
400 W 53rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518