How to Change Your Car Battery

2018-07-30T03:32:38+00:00February 14th, 2016|How To...|

Need to change your car battery? It’s easy to do if you just follow a few simple steps.

  1. Turn off your engine, make sure your vehicle is in park, and open the hood.
  2. Place a blanket or pad over the fender to protect your car from battery acid.
  3. Use a wrench to loosen the nut and bolt on the clamp that holds the battery cable on the negative terminal. It will have a “-” or “NEG” on it.  If your car happens to have a positive ground (check your owner’s manual) loosen the cable with “+” or “POS” on it.
  4. Remove the cable from the post, then remove the other cable from its post and put them both aside.
  5. Remove whatever devices are holding the battery in place.
  6. Remove the battery.
  7. Replace the spot with a new battery and make sure it’s facing in the same direction as the old one.
  8. Replace the devices that held the old battery in place and make sure it’s secure.
  9. Replace the battery cables on the terminals in reverse order from which you removed them.  If your vehicle has negative ground, the positive cable goes back first.
  10. Then take the old battery to a recycling center that accepts batteries.

If you need help replacing your battery, just call the experts at Fast Lane Automotive! Call 407-270-1506 today!

Sources:

Dummies.coml How to Remove and Install a Car Battery http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-remove-and-install-a-car-battery.html

How Stuff Works.com; How to Change a Car Battery http://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-the-hood/vehicle-maintenance/change-car-battery.htm

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