Suzuki Grand Vitara: Battery - Inspection and Maintenance - Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner's ManualSuzuki Grand Vitara: Battery

WARNING: Batteries produce flammable
Battery

hydrogen gas. Keep flames and sparks away from the battery or an explosion may occur. WARNING: Batteries produce flammable hydrogen gas. Keep flames and sparks away from the battery or an explosion may occur. Never smoke when working near the battery.

the battery, disconnect the negative cable. Be careful not to cause a short circuit WARNING: When checking or servicing the battery, disconnect the negative cable. Be careful not to cause a short circuit by allowing metal objects to contact the battery posts and the vehicle at the same time.

or damage to your vehicle or battery, follow the jump starting instructions in the WARNING: To avoid harm to yourself or damage to your vehicle or battery, follow the jump starting instructions in the “EMERGENCY SERVICE” section of this manual if it is necessary to jump start your vehicle.

and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.

Your vehicle is equipped with a battery that requires infrequent maintenance. You will never have to add water. You should, however, periodically check the battery, battery terminals and battery hold-down bracket for corrosion. Remove corrosion using a stiff brush and ammonia mixed with water, or baking soda mixed with water. After removing corrosion, rinse with clean water. The test indicator on the top of the battery provides information on the condition of the battery. If your vehicle is not going to be driven for a month or longer, disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery to help prevent discharge.

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