Why is My Car Battery Leaking?

Car Battery with Tools
Your battery is the first step in getting your car to run, and you want to make sure it’s working properly throughout its life. So why is your car battery leaking? If you notice a leak or damage to your battery you shouldn’t hesitate to find out why. If your car battery is leaking acid under the hood, it could create a hazardous situation on Waterford roads, and you’ll want to schedule an appointment with our service department immediately.

What Can Cause a Battery Acid Leak?

If your car battery is leaking acid, first and foremost do not touch the leaking battery or any fluid coming out of it. The damage could be because of an accident or from old age. Either way, you’ll want to safely dispose of it and replace it immediately, especially if you notice any of these issues:

  • A crack in the battery
  • The cell caps aren’t sealed properly
  • The battery is warped
  • The battery is damaged

Don’t wait to bring your vehicle into our service centerif your battery has any of these issues. A car battery leaking acid is a potentially dangerous situation that needs to be handled by professionals.

Battery Disposal

Again, be extremely careful to not come into contact with the leak. This is likely your car battery leaking acid and not water. Contact the service center or garage where you purchased the battery and they will safely dispose of the battery for you. Even if you have a car battery that isn’t leaking, let a professional do the disposal either at our service center or a recycling center.

Keep Car Batteries Out of the Landfill

Whether you’re wondering why your car battery is leaking, or you know it’s time for a replacement, please don’t throw it in the trash. That goes for regular household batteries, too. The lead-acid in car batteries can be extremely harmful to the environment. For almost 40 years they’ve been considered hazardous waste by the EPA. Throwing a car battery into the trash can lead to fines. If you opt to replace your own car battery, please bring the old one to us for recycling.

Get a Car Battery Replacement at Old Saybrook Hyundai

Whether your car battery is leaking or it’s on its last legs, get your new battery at Old Saybrook Hyundai. Check our parts specials to save money on the right battery for your vehicle. Join us to learn more service tips, like your Hyundai maintenance schedulehow often to replace your serpentine belt, and more!

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