You are all prepped and set for worst scenario that SHTF will bring. You’ve got your bugout bag and vehicle ready, and when you jump into your vehivle when SHFT, your car just won’t start.
You realised you’ve got a dead car battery and secretly curse yourself why you’ve seemingly forgotten to check you batteries regularly enough.
All is not lost… remember we mentioned the bugout bag? Chances are you’ll have a firstaid kit in there, and you’ll probably find some aspirins as well.
Hooray! Aspirin can revive a dead car battery; along with some household items. Learn how to revive your dead car battery with aspirin and otehr household items today and never be left stranded in a dead bugout vehicle again.
How To Revive Your Dead car Battery With Aspirin And Other Household Items
For this to work, you will need aspirin tablets, rubber gloves, water and a screwdriver. You should already have all these items in your home as they are common household items. Every first aid kit has aspirin so there shouldn’t be any problem using a few tablets.
Step to revive your dead car battery:
To revive a dead car battery you will need to pry the cell cover of the battery with a screwdriver. This may become a problem for certain battery types since some lids are sealed permanently shut. Wear gloves while opening the lids and pay attention no to get battery acid on yourself.
Crush two or three aspirin tablets for each cell of the battery and carefully put the powder in the battery. Now add water to fill the battery to the proper level. Carefully reseal the cell cover.
Let the battery sit for almost one hour before you start the engine. Once the engine starts, drive to your local service station to replace the battery.
So why did it worked?
For all you curious cats out there, there is a scientific reason why this works. And it’s definately not magic…
This is actually an old trick to revive a dead car battery and service mechanics are using it on a regular basis. If you are wondering why this is working and how the aspirin is helping your battery, the answer is quite simple. The acetylsalicylic acid in the aspirin combines with the sulfuric acid in the battery. This creates a chemical reaction and allows one more charge. This is enough to start the car and drive to a service station. The water is also needed because it helps restore the electrolyte in the battery.
Additional tricks to save your battery using household items
You can also revive a dead battery you can also use additional household items. The items needed for these methods are cheap and can be found in every house. Items such as baking soda, petroleum jelly and soda are often used to revive a dead car battery.
Baking soda is often used to revive a dead car battery, but you should never pour it inside the battery cells. It is only used to eliminate the corrosive buildup on the car’s battery terminals. All you need to do is mix 3 tablespoons baking soda with 1 tablespoon warm water. Now use an old toothbrush and scrub the terminals with the mixture.
After a few minutes of scrubbing, use a wet towel to wipe the car’s battery terminals. Use a dry towel to remove any remaining moisture. Let the terminals completely dry and apply a bit of petroleum jelly around each terminal. This prevents future corrosive build up.
Using soda such as Coca-Cola will help eliminate the corrosion from your car battery. Almost all carbonated soft drinks will in fact work for this operation. The carbonic acid content in these drinks helps to remove stains and dissolve rust deposits.
Disconnect the battery cables if they are not held together by corrosion. If that’s the case, pour a small amount of soda around the terminals and wait until it stops fizzing. You should be able to remove the cable afterwards. Pour soda over the white powder on the terminals and use a toothbrush to scrub any remaining corrosion. Dry the cables and terminals with a paper towel and that’s pretty much it. Reconnect the cables and smear some petroleum jelly.
These are useful tricks to revive a dead car battery, but you should keep in mind that you can shorten the lifespan of your car’s battery. If no other options are available, you can try them to start your car and drive to the nearest service station.
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