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.