Kia Soul: For best battery service - Battery - MaintenanceKia Soul: For best battery service

Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Battery / For best battery service

  • Keep the battery securely mounted.
  • Keep the battery top clean and dry.
  • Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease.
  • Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the battery immediately with a solution of water and baking soda.
  • If the vehicle is not going to be used for an extended time, disconnect the battery cables.

WARNING - Risk of explosion

Keep lit cigarettes and all other flames or sparks away from the battery.

Keep lit cigarettes and all other flames or sparks away from the battery.

The battery contains hydrogen - a highly combustible gas, which will explode

The battery contains hydrogen - a highly combustible gas, which will explode if it comes in contact with a flame or spark.

WARNING - Sulfuric acid in batteries

Keep batteries out of the reach of children because batteries contain highly

Keep batteries out of the reach of children because batteries contain highly corrosive SULFURIC ACID and electrolytes. Do not allow battery acid to contact your skin, eyes, clothing or paint finish.

Wear eye protection when charging or working near a battery. Always provide

Wear eye protection when charging or working near a battery. Always provide ventilation when working in an enclosed space.

Always read the following instructions carefully when handling a battery.

Always read the following instructions carefully when handling a battery.

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

The battery contains lead. Do not dispose of it after use. Please return the

The battery contains lead. Do not dispose of it after use. Please return the battery to an authorized Kia dealer to be recycled.

WARNING - Recharging battery

Never attempt to recharge the battery when the battery cables are connected.

When you don’t use the vehicle for a long time in the low temperature area, separate the battery and keep it indoors.

WARNING - California proposition 65

Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash hands after handling.

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