Your battery is like a human being. Just as your body needs to breathe, eat and drink water on an ongoing basis in order for you to survive, so does your car battery need constant attention and care if it’s going to work when you really need it – such as during the coldest months of winter or after sitting idle all summer long.
Checking its acid levels every six months will not only ensure that the electrolytes are distributed evenly throughout but also help prevent stratification from occurring which can lead to future problems with corrosion over time leading up until replacement becomes necessary due course (and then be sure that this new one stays properly charged).
Checking the acid level in a car’s battery helps ensure that any signs or symptoms like shallow discharges, as well as an initial charge less than 80%, are attended with quickly because this prevents damage from occurring which could eventually lead up too stratification levels when added together over time. If your initial charge was less than 80%, have someone check out how much electrolyte there actually is at different parts of the battery, and then add some more distilled water accordingly to help prevent further damage.
Keep the electrolyte levels of your battery at their peak by adding distilled water. During this process, be mindful to only fill up enough so that it covers the plates and not too much, or you will end up with a short circuit instead!
Your battery is particularly at risk when it’s been in storage for an extended time period with little to no use. Check your acid level every six months or sooner if there are signs of abuse like corrosion on terminals or damage/exposure to open flame; these can accelerate disaster by causing physical failure due to added stress from high levels of oxidation that lead directly into rapid discharge (the result being a dead car).
Too many batteries get neglected. You’ll want to check the acid level of your battery around every six months and be on guard for signs that it’s been undercharged or discharged too deeply. If you find a stratified battery (electrolytes will concentrate at the bottom while leaving the top starved) then take action asap!