Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Silverado
Today's tip is about battery terminals & how to protect them.
I have seen many opinions on this subject, the one i disagree with most seems to be popular among a few "experts" even on this site. So here is my 2 cents on the subject...
Is it a good idea to put Vaseline on battery terminal posts to prevent corrosion? - Not really, & this is why...
Under hood temperatures will cause the petroleum jelly to liquify, and run down between the cable and the terminal - effectively creating an insulating barrier.
I've cleaned up several of these well-intentioned mistakes that were discovered when a car would not start.
There is a battery terminal spray coating specifically formulated for the job, and available for a couple of bucks at the auto parts retail stores like Pep Boys, Auto Zone, etc....That is the correct product to use.
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