How to Care for Your Battery

You can usually save a little money by caring for your battery before it needs to be replaced. All it takes is about 10 minutes to check your battery yourself or at Subaru of Spokane to determine if it has enough charge to keep your car going.

One of the things that you can do to prolong the life of your battery is to keep the posts and the cables clean. A wire brush or a cleaner designed for battery posts will work. You can also apply baking soda and a small amount of water on the posts to get them clean.

Pay attention to the cables on your battery. If they appear to be worn or they look as though wires are showing, then you might simply need to get new cables instead of a new battery. Avoid trying to put tape on the cables to keep them from deteriorating as the tape could melt while the car is running.

 

 

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