My battery terminals have started to have corrosion on them, and was wondering why this would happen. I know i can go down to any parts store and buy some of thoes lil anit-corrosion pads, but i was wondering what causes such a thing to happen.
Basically, the combination of moisture, electricity, and metal create what is called galvanic corrosion, causing wee bits of metal to migrate about and causing corrosion (the same proccess is used to make zinc galvanized steel). The best you can do is eleiminate one of those components and since you can't get rid of the electiricty or metal, cut down on the moisture.
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