Why Is My Car Battery Leaking?

November 8th, 2018 by

Male mechanic changing car battery

Maintaining your Nissan battery is crucial to the health and longevity of your car. If at any point you notice a leak or damage of any sort, it’s a good idea to take steps to fix it so your Nissan Altima, Nissan Rogue, or other Nissan model can keep running the way it should. Explore our checklist of possible reasons why your battery is leaking, and if you notice battery acid leaking into your hood, be sure to take it to the Gunter Nissan of Martinsville service center to get it fixed right away!

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What Can Cause A Leak?

There are several factors that can contribute to a leak in your battery. For instance, if there’s been an accident or if your battery has seen general wear and tear over time, you want to dispose of it and replace it. These are a few telltale signs of damage:

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

If you notice any of these signs, make sure not to touch the battery. Take the trip from Danville to our service center to get it fixed right away.

How Do I Dispose of the Bad Battery?

The first and most important thing to keep in mind when dealing with leaks is not to touch it. Battery fluid is most often highly acidic, and it can be dangerous if not dealt with properly. First, make sure to contact the last place you had your battery replaced at. They will get rid of it for you. If the aren’t willing to do that, contact your local recycling center.

Learn More at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville

Find these issues early on and bring your vehicle in to have them fixed to ensure it lasts a lot longer on the Danville streets. If you have any issues with the battery, engine, brakes, or even tires, our technicians can help. We even offer part and service specials to help you replace and repair whatever you need for a more affordable price. And, learn more about vehicle maintenance and how often you should change your oilContact today to schedule service.

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