Five Steps to Check Your Car Battery to Ensure Road Safety

The warm weather is in full effect.

Have you ever wondered about the health of your car battery now that the season has changed? We suggest you get underneath your hood to check on the status of your car battery. For example, can you imagine sitting at a lighted stop sign and all of a sudden, your car cuts off? One simple check can avoid such a mishap on your way to work. Traffic Safety GA specializes in road and traffic safety. We are invested in motorists and pedestrians. Continue reading for five steps from us on how to check your car battery to ensure road safety.

Always disconnect the car battery. 

Always disconnect the car battery before checking the status. Make sure you are in a well-lit area and avoid areas with heavy traffic when checking your battery. The best place to check your battery is at home. If you are in an emergency and need to check it on the side of the road be sure to put your blinkers on to indicate to other drivers, you are not moving. Don’t check your battery at a lighted stop sign.

As always, we lead with safety first as our priority. Traffic Safety GA also has tons of traffic safety supply for customers online. If you are in need of traffic safety supply or knows someone that does, visit our website for more information at www.trafficsafetyga.com.

Clean and dry the terminals.

To clean the terminals, use a terminal brush or an old soft toothbrush. Mix a solution of baking soda and soda water to scrub the battery terminals. When drying the terminals use a microfiber cloth or lint-free rag. Remember to lead with safety, we suggest performing this task during the day, so the area is visible. 

Examine the battery cables and reconnect the battery. 

After cleaning the terminal, take a look at the battery cables. Make sure there are no cracks in the cables before reconnecting the battery. If there are cracks, make sure it is replaced as soon as possible. Check for corrosion as well on the cables and replace if needed. Once your check and cleaning are complete you can now reconnect the battery. Make sure all caps are closed and lead with the positive cable first.

 

We hope this information was useful to you for your battery maintenance. We specialize in an array of traffic services from providing traffic safety supply to directing traffic for local events. For more information on how we can assist you or someone you know that needs our help reach out to us at (404) 609-1181.