1. Keep it clean - One of the most important things you can do for your battery is to keep its posts clean. There are a few steps to cleaning your batteries Fox Lake, depending on how far gone your battery already is. By regularly cleaning the posts you can keep them from corroding. If they are showing signs of corroding, there is a way to remove it. Simply mix baking soda and water into a paste and apply it to the posts. Leave it sit for about 45 minutes then scrub it off with a toothbrush. Finally just wipe it down with a damp towel.
Another way to clean your batteries Woodstock is to pour a can of cola on it. The cola has properties that eat away at the grime. Wait for the cola to stop bubbling and wipe it off with a damp cloth. The last way to clean up your battery is to tape a penny to your battery (not the posts). After a while the grime will transfer from the posts to the penny. You can also put some petrolatum jelly on the posts to prevent corrosion.
2. Keep it out of extreme temperatures- If you are planning to leaving your car in cold weather for a long time, remove your battery and keep it some where warm. The cold weather can freeze the chemicals in the battery causing major damage to it. So just remove it if you are going to hibernate for the winter.
You should also avoid over heating your battery. Driving your car in extreme heat is bad for just about every part of your car, battery included. So a good rule of thumb is to say out of the heat for the overall health of your car.
3. Remember to turn out the lights - This is the easiest way to save your battery but the most common reason it dies. Leaving your lights on in the car kills your car's battery. Do a quick check when you leave the car. Make sure you turn your headlights off. If you turn on your interior light, make sure you turn it back off. And also make sure your doors and trunk are closed. If left open, they may turn lights on you might not even notice and you will return to a dead car. You should also watch how many electronics you have hooked up to your car and eating up your battery. Turn off anything your aren't using to save the life of your battery.