We are 103,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Battery post deposits Altima v6

Ask the People Who Own One: photograph by Michael Karesh

2013 - 2015 Nissan Altima

Anybody experience a lot of deposits on battery post?
And how long did original battery post ray last?

« Return to results

Sign in or join TrueDelta to post your own thoughts.

Sort responses by likes

Response from AcuraT

1:18 pm March 22, 2018

It sounds like something was splashed onto the post to cause that to happen (perhaps the fluid inside the battery? It is corrosive.)

Batttery posts last a very long time if none of the corrosive materials of the battery get on it. I have a 12 year old car and mine are not corrosive at all (neither does our four year old car). In this case the brand and model don't make a difference, the care of the car does.

You should make sure that any corrosive materials are taken off that battery post. Here is a way to do it that works for me:

Mix 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ofbaking sodawith 1 cup (250 ml) of very hot water. Dip an old toothbrush into the mixture and scrub the top of thebatteryto removecorrosionbuildup. You can even dip the ends of thebatterycables in hot water to dissolve anycorrosionon the cable ends themselves.


Link to this reponse

Sign in or join TrueDelta to post your own thoughts.

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all Sedans and Coupes.
See TrueDelta's information for all Nissan models.