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Mark, Auto Service Technician
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How far deep is battery acid located within a car battery?

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How far deep is battery acid located within a car battery? There should be no risk of acid contact by touching the exterior of a car battery or by touching all the things inside a car's hood, right?

Welcome to JustAnswer my name is Mark.


Can I ask what concerns you are having?


There is always the possibility of trace amounts of acid on the exterior of a battery, so there is always the risk of transfer to other materials etc.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

A mechanic was giving my car battery a jump-start, since it had failed (it's an old battery.) While doing that, he also proceeded to touch my car door handle and some of the interior of my car. I just hope there isn't battery acid on the door handle or car interior.

Thanks for the quick reply. Ok if he was just giving you a jump start I see no reason why there would be any transfer of battery acid to other parts of your vehicle, so I think you will be just fine!!


I hope that helps to answer your question, but please let me know if you need anything further.



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