'08 Civic; daughter’s car. Needed jump start again today (last time she mentioned it was a couple of months ago; don’t know if there were more occurrences). Records show no battery replacement since we bought the car in 2010. (Hard to believe.)
She went to Advanced Auto Parts, and they said battery is OK, but terminals could use cleaning. She bought some kind of spray, and will be by this evening for me to work my magic.
I have not serviced a battery in about 20 years. With all the computers and other electronics in cars nowadays, am I OK just to disconnect the cables from the terminals, clean it up, and reconnect?
I might have time to run to parts store and get the red and green felt washers. Are they a good idea? Any other advice?
(I feel like an ignoramus, but at least I know enough to ask.)