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 to start the engine, powers components 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
Step 1 - Locate the battery. Remove the negative cable first, then the positive cable.
Step 2 - Remove battery. Inspect the battery terminal clamps. Clean and replace if necessary.
Step 3 - Clean the battery tray and terminal clams with mixture of baking soda and water.
Step 4 - Install new battery. Make sure the terminals are on the correct sides, and then install the battery hold-down.
Step 5 - Reattach and tighten the positive cable first before reattaching the negative cable.
Step 6 - Start your car. Verify that the installation is complete and the cables are securely attached to the battery posts.
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. 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.