I have some questions. I recently woke up to a dead battery. It's been below zero lately so it's not surprising as it's not an every day driver. Yesterday when I opened the hood to check the battery cell water levels I noticed multiple things.
There is frost on the outside of the battery, but it's not showing any bulging at initial glance.
There is also frost on the outside of the coolant reservoir (though the coolant is not frozen), as well as some of the metal pipes under the hood. I have not checked the rest of the fluids nor the other pipes as my main interest was the battery.
Is this normal? The day I drove it, it was snowing and the road was wet.
My other questions are, should I even try to charge the battery or should I go get a new one? If there is frost on the outside of the battery covers side, do I need to thaw it out? Stories of exploding batteries have me concerned. Thanks!