What Causes a Car Battery Leaking?

Car Battery with Tools

 

Minneapolis drivers need to maintain their vehicle’s battery as it is crucial to their car’s overall performance and their personal wellbeing. If you see your car battery leaking acid, you’ll want to figure out what caused it and immediately take action as it is dangerous for the acid to leak into the engine compartment. If you see that the acid has already leaked, then you need to bring your vehicle to a local dealership in Plymouth, such as the experienced and trustworthy service center at Cornerstone Plymouth. Give our service technicians a call at 763-463-2848 for any questions and concerns about transporting a bad battery. 

Reasons for Car Battery Leaking Acid

Your car battery may be leaking due to several reasons, such as wear and tear or an accident. Your battery could also be overcharging, which can cause the water in the battery to leak out the holes at the top. However, especially in the Minneapolis area, the extreme and brutal cold weather in the wintertime can cause your battery to leak. This occurs when the temperature fluctuations cause the battery casing to expand and contract, which can lead to cracks that can leak acid. For wear and tear or damage that caused your car battery leaking, you will see the following signs: 

  • Damaged battery
  • Cracked battery
  • Warped battery
  • Cell caps failed to seal correctly

If you notice a leak, don’t touch the battery since the fluid leaking is mostly likely acid. Immediately take your car into our service center. Our service team can take care of your car battery leaking as soon as possible, so you can get back on the Maple Grove roads. If you see any of the above signs and you are unsure, don’t wait until you see more signs to be sure as the leaking acid is dangerous. 

How to Get Rid of Bad Battery 

You might be wondering how you can throw away the leaking battery. The first place you should visit is the service center where you had your last battery replaced. If they are unable to dispose of the battery, then you can try the local recycling center in the Minnetonka area. Please remember to never throw away a dead car battery in the trash as car batteries contain hazardous materials that significantly damage the environment and wildlife. You will also be fined for disposing of a car battery improperly. 

Replace Your Car Battery at Cornerstone Plymouth

If you discover your car battery leaking acid, don’t worry because Cornerstone Plymouth is here to help you out! Visit us and our service center will make sure your car is in safe condition before you get back on Minneapolis streets. Schedule a service appointment now and be sure to use our auto service specials to save some money. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

 

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