I live near the ocean, and my less-than-a-year-old battery died this week. My neighbor, who jumped the battery with his cables, said that my connections should be disconnected and cleaned with a wire brush due to corrosion. My other neighbor said that she poured a can of Coke on her battery and it cleaned off all of the corrosion. Before I start pouring Coke on my car battery, may I have your opinion on her fantastic remedy? — Martha
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