Battery is smoking and needs replacing is it safe to drive to a shop

Tiny
LOLA BEAVERS
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  • 2016 NISSAN VERSA
  • 53,000 MILES
I noticed yesterday about 7:30 pm my battery had steam coming off it and then noticed the a very little liquid was on it. So I called AutoZone they said it might be cracked and should replace it. I have let it cool until now 6:42 am the nearest garage is about ten miles away but my house is about a mile maybe two away that has tools I need. Would it be safe to drive to either one?
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 AT 3:48 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

If the battery is smoking, it is an indication that it is overheated from overcharging.

I would not drive it at all. Have it towed to a shop. They will have to replace the battery and then check the charging system to determine why the battery was overcharged.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 AT 4:32 AM

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