Why do Battery Terminals Corrode?


Battery terminal corrosion can be a pain in the butt. Generally battery terminals corrode due to the acid inside of the battery leaking out. Thankfully you can avoid corrosion through general prevention and cleaning. You can find more information at car.tips.net
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Air and moisture can corrode batteries and make them dangerous. Have more fun, ChaCha again!
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