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Why is My Car Battery Leaking?

Car Battery

If you think your car battery might be leaking acid, know first that this is dangerous, and you should promptly bring your vehicle in for servicing in greater Chicago. Read about why your car battery may be leaking. Then explore our service offers and contact Sunrise Chevrolet to schedule for an appointment in Glendale Heights.

What Can Cause a Battery Acid Leak?

There are a number of reasons why your car battery may be leaking. Here are of the most common reasons Carol Stream drivers experience car battery acid leaking:

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

How Do I Dispose of the Bad Battery?

If your car battery is leaking acid, don’t dispose of it yourself. Please have our mechanics remove and dispose of the battery for you. Battery acid is incredibly corrosive, and even a small amount poses a serious threat to your well-being.

Why You Shouldn’t Throw a Dead Car Battery in the Trash

In 1985, the EPA declared that lead-acid batteries were classified as hazardous waste. The lead and acid in your car battery can be extremely harmful to the environment and to wildlife. Intentionally throwing away a battery can incur a hefty fine.

Stop Your Car Battery From Leaking at Sunrise Chevrolet

If your car battery has been leaking acid in greater Addison, we urge you to call our mechanics at(630) 348-8312 and book an appointment. If you have questions about other topics related to car care, be sure to take a look at our other service guides for more informative reads about how often to replace your car battery and more.

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