Put it in place the right way
Get summer travel off to a good start by ensuring that your vehicle's battery is correctly installed and properly braced. By doing so, you will lessen the possibility of the battery enduring heavy vibrations, which can and will shorten battery life.
See to it that all battery-terminal connections are completely clean and entirely free from corrosion. If not, reach for a brush-style post cleaner to help you remove the build-up you see on the battery terminals.
Make the right connections
Look carefully to ensure that all battery terminal cable connections are in top shape. Do they look worn or are starting to show signs of corrosion? As a safe driving tip, we recommend that you replace them immediately.
A little dab will do just fine
Once cleaned off, the battery's terminals should receive a thin application of Battery Terminal Grease to promote better electrical connectivity.
Keep corrosion from coming back
Employ felt Battery Terminal Washers to help absorb the seepage of battery acid, which in turn will help cut down on corrosion caused by the acid.
A final layer of protection
Reach for Battery Terminal Protectant to help keep battery terminals clean while preventing any future corrosion.
Determining battery wear
Check out this video for ways to test your battery for signs of wear:
Need a new battery?
We offer many options for all types of vehicles — from cars to motorcycles, ATVs to lawnmowers, and much more.
Other tools to have on hand as you change your battery:
Head to your local Advance Auto Parts store for these FREE† services:
Free battery check, installation with purchase and recycling
Free engine diagnostics
Free wiper installation with purchase
Free oil recycling
†Free services available on most automotive vehicles, most locations, unless prohibited by law. Free installation with purchase only. Services may not be available at all stores due to select local community ordinances. Contact your local Advance Auto Parts store for complete details. Always consult your owner's manual for your vehicle's specific requirements. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure warranties are not voided.