Just about everyone knows where to find their car battery. But not too many people know how to change, charge or clean them. Changing a battery is pretty easy to do, but if you’ve never done it, have the shop walk you through it. Charging your battery is also easy and can be done with a set of jumper cables and another car. However, if the battery terminals are dirty, it won’t take a charge.
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If you see any white, powdery build-up on the terminals, clean them with a 50/50 mix of water and baking soda (or other soda, see next section) using a toothbrush. The same mixture works well to keep your teeth sparkly clean too! However, I would suggest a different toothbrush for that.