Tip & How-To about Ford Taurus
Most people never even think about their battery till it dies, then it's too late. Kinda like their windshield wipers, they only need replacing when it rains?? Anyway, to check your battery and keep it alive, make sure the terminals don't get covered with acid, Yellow, green growth from oxidation and electrolysis. Get some baking soda, arm and hammer type mixed with water and an old tooth brush, scrub em up like teeth and rinse them off. Then check the water, the battery should be full to the bottom of the filler, there is a little ring that bends the fluid in there, overfilling won't hurt it, it will evaporate out. Use distilled or bottled water, not tap water, too many minerals. Next get one of those little floaty ball battery testers, Check each cell, they can tell you a lot about your battery, especially if it is the battery gone bad. A little volt tester will come in handy, your battery should always be 12.6 volts, or just over 12 volts. One more thing is the battery cleaner, it is a wire brush that goes round the battery terminals, and inside the clamp. Do that occasionally and you should have no problems.
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