You insert the keys in your car and the ignition gets turned-on right away. It looks very simple, but do you know it is because of the battery. Your car battery has the required electrical energy stored to help your car to not only start but also to stabilize the same. It also provides power to various electronics and accessories used in the vehicle. Proper and timely maintenance of your car battery is very crucial if you want a longer life for your vehicle. Follow these simple steps to keep your car batteries in excellent condition.

Step 1: You must identify the location of the battery
The battery is fitted in the engine bay at the front in most of the cars. Usually, the battery will appear to be a small box-like component with wires sticking out from the top. We recommend taking a photograph of the battery before doing anything to it so that you know which wire is to be connected where.

Step 2: Inspect the battery once every two months
If your car has a non-maintenance-free wet-cell battery, then you must check its water level every 2-3 months. If it’s an Absorb glass matt battery, you can’t do much for its maintenance. It’s better to get it checked by an expert. Make sure that you use only distilled water to refill the battery and avoid overfilling into the holes.

Step 3: Keep the battery clean
For best possible performance ensure that your car battery is clean. You must keep your battery cables and area around it clean to prevent rust and corrosion. If there is have corrosion built up on your battery, don’t worry. You can remove this build up, using a very basic homemade paste. To clean corrosion you will need a wire brush and a mixture of baking soda and distilled water. Gently scrub the terminals with this paste to remove any built-up acid and dirt. Remove the cables carefully and further clean any more corrosion.

Step 4: Coat and protect the battery
Shield your car battery from rust and corrosion by coating it with grease. Greasing provides resistance from high temperatures. You can use felt protectors for your battery terminals. Step 5: Regular tune-ups Last but not the least, we recommend you to get your car examined by a professional mechanic at regular intervals for servicing. Regular servicing of your vehicle is important for your vehicle’s well-being.