3. Can a battery really explode?

Yes, so when working with or near a battery, or jump starting a vehicle, always:

  • Wear glasses or safety goggles
  • Shield eyes and face from the battery
  • Keep as much distance as possible from the battery
  • Read warning labels on the battery
  • Do not cause any flames or sparks
  • Read the vehicle instruction manual before jump starting

If you should get acid on your skin or in your eyes, flush with water immediately and seek medical attention.