Can I Bring My Old Car Battery Back to Life?

The world of auto repair is full of all kinds of classic axioms and DIY quick fixes, some of which can be helpful, while others are little more than urban legends. Among the many pieces of auto repair advice that seem to hover in the “gray area” of truthfulness is the notion that you can revive an old car battery by adding some extra acid to it. Rumor has it that this can work for older batteries (the ones that you can add water to), but the opposite is actually true–in fact, adding acid to a battery will actually cause it to deteriorate at an even faster rate.

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