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Can You Really Restore a Dead Car Battery with a Welder?

Is restoring a dead car battery with a welder an urban myth, or can it really be done? Find the answer to this question from the guy who tests tools and repairs with a focus on determining their truthiness with a little garage science.


Everybody Loves a Good Myth Busting

Part of the fun behind myth busting is not only do you get to know the truth behind an urban legend, but the fact that some myths you would swear have to be nonsense actually turn out to have at the very least, some semblance of truthiness…and usefulness.

Here’s a great example of an urban myth regarding using a welder to resurrect a dead battery offered by the Project Farm YouTube channel known for taking a no-nonsense approach to finding out whether something works or works better than similar products.

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The Value of This Video (especially for those of us with too much time on our hands)

Besides finding out the answer to yet another burning question, the value to this video is that it will help you understand a little more about dead batteries, how you can test one, and some options to crank at least some temporary life back into one long enough to get you home in an emergency. Plus, some safety advice when messing around with an old car battery.

Myth Busting! Can You Restore a Dead Car Battery with a Welder? Let's Settle This!

And finally…

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Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily automotive-related news.

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