Questions tagged [corrosion]

Slow deterioration of metal parts where the metal is worn away by an electro-chemical reaction called oxidation that is formed when combining exposed metal, oxygen, and electrolyte (eg acids, salts, moisture).

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Why the different the colors of terminal corrosion on the battery?

I have a 2001 Ford Windstar. When I went to clean the battery terminals: the one with the RED cover over it was a bright blue color; the other had normal white corrosion. I do not know why the this ...
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Should I really keep my gas tank at least half full?

I've seen a number of sources that state you should keep your car's gas tank at least half full, some of which saying it's only important in winter. Some examples: http://www.osceolagarage.com/why-...
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Can low battery cause car to cut out?

Honda Civic vti 1999. Car starts and cuts out immediately. On a few occadions it has started on stayed on for longer e.g 30 seconds to 1 minute but it still cuts out again. The battery is showing 12....
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