• Tightening battery clamps – Tip

    Insert a self-tapping screw.
    Image credit: Patrick Paine
    Date:2 December 2016 Tags:, , ,

    Struggling with loosening battery clamps? Reader Patrick Paine shares a clever work-around.

    In an older car, sometimes the clamps around the terminals of the battery en-large due to tightening. You will find that, although you tighten them as much as possible, they can still work loose. Insert a self-tapping screw where the two sides of the clamp meet (see picture). You will find that this tightens the clamp to form a good contact.

    Patrick Paine, Boksburg

     

    This tip was originally posted in the August issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

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