Why Is My Car Battery Leaking?

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Your vehicle’s battery is a lifeline to be maintained throughout your vehicle’s existence. When you notice a leak or damage, you’ll want to investigate the possibilities before the car battery leaking under the hood poses untold hazards. As soon as you notice a leak, bring your vehicle to Ryan Family Dealerships for service or parts in the Minot area as soon as you can. Whether your car battery is leaking acid or your vehicle is making noise when you start it, we can help.

Battery Acid Leak Causes

There are several avenues to investigate when pinpointing the causes of a car battery leaking acid. Has there been an accident? Is the battery aged? In either case, you’ll need to have the battery safely disposed of and replaced. Here are a few signs of wear and tear to look out for when assessing your car battery leaking:

  • Battery cracks
  • Cell caps not sealed correctly
  • A warped battery
  • A damaged battery

When you spot these issues, avoid contact with the leaky battery and immediately bring your vehicle into a Ryan Family Dealerships service center while you’re in Bismark. You’ll want to immediately take care of this dangerous issue and we can help correctly dispose of and replace the damaged battery.

Bad Battery Disposal

When you notice a car battery leaking acid, avoid contact with the leaky fluid. This fluid is most likely acid rather than water. Immediately contact the garage that previously replaced your battery or your local recycling center for proper disposal.

Why Not Throw a Dead Car Battery in the Garbage

Regardless of whether batteries are regular AAA batteries or lead-acid car batteries, batteries should never be disposed of in the garbage. Car batteries contain dangerous acid and lead, which are hazardous to wildlife and the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency defined lead-acid batteries as toxic waste in 1985. Knowingly disposing of a car battery in the garbage can bring about an expensive fine.

Rely on Our Service Centers for Car Battery Replacement

Spotting issues with a car battery leaking acid early can ensure that you have time to have these problems repaired and helps your vehicle remain safe in the Ryan Family Dealerships Williston area. As soon as you notice issues with your battery, or even your tires, brakes, or engine, our team of qualified specialists can help. We specialize in quality parts and service to get you back on the road without breaking the bank. Contact us today to find out how we can help!

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