If your bike has been sitting in storage, you’ll need to run through your battery maintenance checklist before hitting the road. A critical element of a battery’s function is the condition of the terminals. By learning how to clean corroded battery terminals, you can keep your battery functioning safely and properly, and extend your battery’s lifespan. That isn’t specific to just two wheels. Your car battery terminals also benefit from regular maintenance.
Battery terminal corrosion can also destroy your battery cables over time. Furthermore, it can cause a spark to damage your battery terminal, which could lead to a battery rupture in a worst-case scenario. Before we get to how to clean it, let’s cover how this problem starts in the first place.