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Battery Care

Your battery is the heart of your vehicle...

Which is why you must take adequate care of your battery to prolong its life, as well as the performance of your vehicle.

How can you do that?

Just follow our battery maintenance tips below:

MAINTAINING YOUR BATTERY

    The maintenance of auto battery involves periodic checking of the battery so that your car runs smoothly. Keep in mind the following for a longer hassle-free battery life:

  • Check ClampMake sure that the battery is firmly secured to the cradle and the cable clamps and lead wire contact is proper.
  • Avoid GreaseKeep the battery top clean and dry. Apply either petroleum jelly or Vaseline to cable clamps and terminals for proper lubrication. Never apply grease.
  • Use Distilled Water Top up only with distilled water and maintain the level to the line that indicates, maximum. Never add acid.
  • Close TightlyKeep the vent plugs closed tightly.

  • Check VentEnsure that the vent hose in the battery is not folded or damaged by the exhaust system.
  • Check RegularlyBe sure to inspect your vehicle's electrical system regularly, especially the regulator voltage setting.
  • Service RegularlyGet your battery serviced regularly from your nearest authorised Exide dealer.

HANDLING YOUR BATTERY

It is extremely important to be cautious while handling a battery, as it can cause several hazards. Some of the possible risks are mentioned below to direct motorists to handle car batteries with utmost care:

Battery Acid can cause burns

Be extremely careful while handling battery acid. If electrolyte is spilled on clothing or skin, wash with plain water and neutralise with a solution of baking soda and water. Electrolyte splashed into eyes can cause serious damage. In the event of such an accident, splash affected eye should be cleaned with cold water for at least 5 minutes. Take medical advice.

Handling the Electrolyte

(a) Preparing electrolyte: In case electrolyte needs to be prepared, always add concentrated acid to water and never water to acid, as it may cause effervescence and spillage. Store electrolyte in plastic containers with sealed cover. Keep away from direct sunlight.

(b) In case electrolyte is swallowed: Drink large quantities of water or milk and follow with the milk of magnesia, beaten eggs or vegetable oil. Take medical advice.

Battery Explosion

Batteries generate explosive gases during vehicle operation and also when charged separately. Flames, sparks, burning cigarettes or other inflammable sources that may start a fire must be kept away at all times.

Caution

  • Always shield eyes when working with batteries, as sparks, acid splurge etc. may hurt the eyes.
  • When charging batteries, work in a well-ventilated area - never in closed spaces.
  • Always turn battery charger or ignition off before disconnecting a battery.

RECYCLING YOUR BATTERY

Used batteries must be handled with care to avoid hazardous lead poisoning which can severely harm the environment and the people around. Avoid smelting the batteries in open furnaces, by unauthorised smelters, as this can result in scrap lead particles escaping into the air. This can infect humans and pollute the environment.

BEST WAY TO RECYCLE YOUR BATTERY:

To recycle your battery while keeping the environment free of lead poisoning and pollution, all you need to do is return your used battery to any of our authorised dealers. This will ensure that your used battery never pollutes the environment or endangers the health of your children.

We at Exide collect used batteries at regular intervals from our dealers in closed trucks and have them recycled by smelters, authorised by the Ministry of Environment. We encourage dealers to collect all batteries that have lived out their service life.

Let us join hands to keep life on earth clean, beautiful and sustainable.

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