The battery is one of the most vital electrical parts in the car, as it is the main part on which the car depends in the process of operation and movement, and it also supplies all the electrical parts in the car with the necessary energy to work.
Despite the great importance of the battery, some motorists neglect to take care of it and clean it from time to time from dirt and salts that form on its poles, which may lead to a quick discharge of the battery or damage it before the end of its life.
Salts and chemicals are formed on the battery electrodes due to the interaction between the hydrogen gas that is emitted from the battery during the repeated charging and discharging processes, where the hydrogen gas interacts with the copper, aluminum or lead material from which the electrodes are made and form salt deposits.
These deposits are an indication that the electric car system is not in good condition. If the deposition is on the negative electrode, it means that the battery has been charged less than required.
If the deposition is on the positive electrode, this indicates that the battery has been charged more than required. In all cases, the battery must be cleaned so that the salts do not cause its weakness and damage.
To clean the battery, follow these steps:
- Turn off the car engine.
Then remove the connected wires from the two ends of the “cable” electrodes, release the battery from them, and make sure that the black cable does not come close to the red one.
Then use baking soda to clean the electrodes of the battery by spraying it heavily on the electrodes.
Wet a piece of cloth with water, then use it to rub soda on the battery poles, to remove the deposits and plankton on the battery poles.
If the deposits are hard, you can use an old toothbrush, or a cleaning brush with plastic bristles.
After you finish cleaning the fingers, put a little grease on the battery negative finger, because the grease is an insulating layer that prevents air and moisture from reaching the battery fingers, as they are the cause of oxidation.
After completion, install the cables as they were, then you will find the battery recovery a lot of its strength and efficiency.