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Battery leak helpp

I have recently just gotten my car fixed from an accident i was in. the battery looks like nothing moved and undamaged from what i can see but below it i see white bulidup/residue. is this bad for my car? What should i do im driving to az (1,700 miles) within the next two weeks. Thanks for help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You can clean it with baking soda and water. Does it look wet anywhere? What you see is corrosion from acid that comes out from time to time during the life of the car. It can be normal. If you remove the battery look for wet spots(before you clean it) if none are found and your car seems to be starting ok then you should be ok!

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