Why is Your Car Battery Leaking?

Mechanic Changing Car Battery

Keeping your car battery in good condition is essential if you want your vehicle to run smoothly for many years to come. If you notice a leak or significant damage, your first step should be to set up an appointment at our service center as soon as possible. You’ll likely need a new battery, but you should have a professional inspect the vehicle and ensure nothing is damaged.

What Can Cause a Leak?

A leak in your battery can have a few possible culprits. Whether there’s been an accident or it’s worn over time, the old battery should be replaced and disposed of properly. Below are a few warning signs that the battery is damaged and should be replaced:

  • Crack in the battery
  • The cell caps aren’t sealed properly
  • The battery is warped
  • The battery appears damaged in some other way

If your battery shows signs of damage, do not touch it. You should bring your vehicle to our service center to have the problem checked out by a professional. Don’t wait too long; a damaged battery can be dangerous. The chemicals in it can be damaging to your skin, and a leaking battery can behave unpredictably, risking damage to your vehicle and its electrical system.

How Do I Dispose of the Bad Battery?

Once you notice a leak, make sure you don’t come into contact with the fluids leaking out. What is leaking from the battery is likely acid. If you visit our service center, we can dispose of the battery for you. If you choose to change out the battery yourself, the location you previously had your battery replaced at can likely help dispose of it.

Mechanic Removing Car Battery

Find More Automotive Tips at Auffenberg Dealer Group

If you have additional questions about your car battery or any other vehicle component, you can always contact us for more information. We would be glad to assist you as best we can. When your vehicle is in need of a new battery or other routine maintenance, you can trust our highly-skilled technicians to get your vehicle back on the roads of O'Fallon and Caseyville in no time.

More From Auffenberg Dealer Group

  • How To Use Paddle Shifters

    What do paddle shifters do? If you have them in your O'Fallon vehicle but don’t know how to use paddle shifters, you’re in for a real treat. Paddle shifters give you the ability to turn your automatic transmission into a sort of manual by shifting into a certain gear, with the paddles shifting your gears…

  • 2020 Chicago Auto Show News from Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Kia, & Volkswagen

    At Auffenberg Dealer Group, we have an extensive selection of new vehicles to choose from, providing a wide variety to Shiloh car shoppers. That means events like the 2020 Chicago Auto Show have quite a bit for us to celebrate. Here’s a quick look at the big news for Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Kia, and Volkswagen. New Inventory…

  • What Does Liability Insurance Cover?

    In most states, you are required to have liability insurance on your vehicle. So what is the auto liability insurance definition? What does liability insurance cover? Simply put, it provides bodily injury and property damage coverage to the other driver in the event of an accident where you are at fault. Find out what liability…

Auffenberg Dealer Group , .