Car Battery Palatka FL

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(386) 325-3024
2630 Reid Street
Palatka, FL
Advance Auto Parts
(386) 325-9070
241 S US Hwy 17
East Palatka, FL

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(850) 385-9950
2044 North Monroe
Tallahassee, FL
(954) 630-9006
3570 N Andrews Ave
Oakland Park, FL
(941) 460-9444
2680 S Mccall Rd
Englewood, FL
Advance Auto Parts
(386) 328-0975
103 S Hwy 19
Palatka, FL

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Advance Auto Parts
(386) 684-9125
103 N County Road 315
Interlachen, FL

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(850) 237-1415
17370 Main St North
Blountstown, FL
(863) 533-6559
1000 US Hwy 17 N
Bartow, FL
(904) 353-4299
3520 N Main St
Jacksonville, FL
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Battery Care

By William Sprecher, Contributing Editor

Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used, which is where a car battery comes into play. The battery holds electrical energy while a car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you perform proper maintenance, however, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.  
The typical car battery found in most modern cars is of a lead-acid storage design. While we don’t suggest it, if you were to look beneath the surrounding casing of a standard 12-volt car battery, you’d find six connected cells. In these cells is a toxic concoction of hydrogen-oxygen gasses and sulfuric acid, which can burn your skin on contact. The American National Standards Institute advises wearing gloves and eye protection when handling your car battery. We’d also recommend you not smoke around your car battery. 
A car’s battery is connected by two metal terminals – one positive (+) and one negative (-) – located at the top of the battery’s casing. These terminals can develop buildup over time, which can inhibit electrical flow. If there are encrusted deposits on the battery, carefully clean the terminals with a wire brush dipped in baking soda and water. This will ensure that current flows more freely through the terminals and then to necessary components. 
Check that the cable ends are securely attached to the terminals. A loose cable end can cause a car not to start and mimics the symptoms of a dead battery. Be extremely careful when disconnecting the battery cables from the brackets. If you do need to disconnect the battery, remove the negative terminal first, then the positive. Removing the positive terminal before the negative can result in a spark, which could ignite anything flammable in the engine compartment and cause an explosion. 
The battery is secured to the inside of the engine bay or trunk with brackets to prevent it moving around under normal driving conditions. Make sure these brackets are tight. A loose battery can be knocked around wh...

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