Why Is My Truck Battery Leaking Acid?

Battery Leaking


Your truck battery is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, and should be maintained properly. In some instances, batteries will begin to leak and have other issues, and it should be immediately repaired. Check out the checklist by the experts at Truck Ranch that tell you exactly what to look for and how to go about dealing with a leaking car battery. If you are in the market for a used pickup truck, visit our finance department to get the best price possible!

What Causes a Leak?

A car battery leaking can be caused by a number of factors, including if it is older and hasn’t been replaced, or even just from everyday use. Here are a few things to look out for that could be a sign of a leak:

  • Battery is cracked
  • Incorrectly sealed cell caps
  • Warped battery
  • Battery is damaged

It is important to note that if any of these signs apply to your battery leak, truck drivers should not touch it, as it will likely be extremely hot!

How To Get Rid of a Bad Battery?

Before trying to get rid of a bad battery, it is important not to make contact with it, as the battery acid could be dangerous. We recommend getting in touch with the company who installed your battery the last time it was replaced, and they will dispose of the battery for you safely. If for some reason they won’t remove the battery, contact a reputable recycling company.

Have All Your Truck Questions Answered at Truck Ranch

Now that you know the answer to why is my truck battery leaking?, if you have any other questions, check out our service tips page! If you have a battery leak, truck drivers can always depend on us to provide essential tips to help fix the problem. Check out our used vehicle inventory to find your next truck. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us today!

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