Why is My Car Battery Leaking?

Battery Leaking

 

To keep your vehicle running smoothly on the roads of Corona and Fontana, it’s important to properly maintain your Kia battery. If you have noticed your car battery leaking in your garage or driveway, you will want to have the vehicle looked at by a professional as soon as possible. Your car battery leaking acid into your hood can be quite dangerous. In the guide below, we discuss the possible issues that could cause your Kia battery to leak. 

Car Battery Leaking Acid | Possible Causes 

Is your car battery leaking acid? There are a few possible culprits. No matter if your vehicle has been involved in a collision or if it started to wear down with persistent use, you will need to replace the battery and dispose of it as quickly as you can. To help determine if your Kia battery is leaking, watch for the signs listed below:

  • Crack in the battery
  • The cell caps aren’t sealed properly
  • The battery is warped
  • The battery is damaged

If your car battery is leaking acid, avoid contact with the leaking battery and set up an appointment for service. Not only is a car battery leaking dangerous, it may also damage your driveway or garage floor as well.

How Do I Dispose of a Kia Battery?

If your car battery is leaking, contact the garage you had the battery replaced at previously. They should be able to dispose of the battery for you. If that option is not available to you, you can contact your local recycling center. Any battery, regardless of the type, should never be thrown in the trash. Car batteries in particular are made of hazardous materials like lead and acid, which can have detrimental effects on the environment and wildlife. 

Lead-acid batteries were deemed hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1985. You can actually be charged a large fine if you intentionally throw a car battery in the trash or do not dispose of it correctly. 

Replace Your Kia Battery with Riverside Kia

Are you in need of a new Kia battery in Riverside? We can help. Visit our parts department today, or contact us for more information.

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