Battery Service / Safety
Changing a car battery is a relatively easy job that can be accomplished with only a few tools.
Some vehicles’ batteries are located in areas such as under the front fender, under the rear seat or in the trunk.
Your battery supplies the current necessary to start the engine. and power to components and accessories even when the vehicle's engine isn't running.
The battery also acts as voltage stabilizer for the whole electrical system.
Things you’ll need to change yor battery:
New battery, Battery terminal cleaning brush, Proper tools to remove the battery terminals and hold-down
Open the hood of your car, using the prop rod to hold it in place.
Locate the car battery and identify the positive and negative terminals. Positive terminals are labeled with a “+” or color-coded red. Negative terminals are labeled with a
“-” or color-coded black. Loosen the bolt that holds the negative terminal and remove the negative cable first. Next, remove the positive cable.
Unscrew the battery hold down clamp.
Lift the battery and remove it from the car. Inspect the battery terminal clamps. Clean and replace them if necessary.
Clean the battery tray.
Use plenty of fresh water or a mixture of baking soda and water. Wait for the terminal clamps and the battery tray to dry before installing the new battery.
Place the new battery into the battery tray.
Make sure the positive and negative terminals are on the correct sides, and then install the battery hold-down. Reattach and tighten the positive cable first before
reattaching the negative cable.
Start your car.
Verify that the installation is complete and the cables are securely attached to the battery posts. Release the prop rod and close the hood of your car securely.
Dispose of the old battery properly.
Car batteries contain highly toxic material and cannot be thrown out with your garbage. You can dispose car batteries at your local AUTO PARTS store.
Wear gloves whenever working with batteries and follow all safety precautions listed in your owner’s manual.
Your battery and charging system or alternator should be inspected at least once a year.
Neutralize any electrolyte spills or corrosion with a solution of baking soda and water. Always remove the negative terminal first.
Protect your eyes with safety glasses when changing a car battery.
Never touch a metal tool across the battery terminal or from the positive post to any other metal on the car.
Heeding this advice will help prevent large sparks and damage.
Extinguish all smoking materials and open flames.
Be cautious about creating any electrical sparks around the battery.
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