Over the last year or so, Coca Cola has encouraged consumers to Share a Coke with friends and family. Now you can Share a Coke and a Song or even create your own personalized message.

Aside from being a refreshing beverage, Coke has many household uses as well. It is used for science projects, removing grease from a garage floor, and removing gum from hair to name a few. Maybe the next campaign will be Share a Coke and a Helpful Hint.

I encourage you to open a nice cold Coca Cola while I share this simple tip: Coke can be used to clean off the terminals of your car battery.

With three simple steps you can have perfectly clean car battery terminals. Just open, pour and rinse.


Using Coke to clean car battery terminals involves three simple steps. Infographic by Amanda Cain. Created at easel.ly. Information courtesy of http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Corroded-Car-Battery-Terminals.

It’s a use that does not immediately come to mind when looking at a bottle of soda, but it is both simple and money-saving. A bottle of cleaning solution can be purchased at the store for somewhere between three and five dollars.

You can pick up a single bottle of Coke at a gas station or grocery store at half the price.

Another benefit of using Coke to clean your battery terminals? Once you are finished you can enjoy the rest of the bottle while relishing in the satisfaction of a job well done.