Your car’s battery is essential for starting up your ride, keeping it running smoothly, and powering electrical components. With so many important jobs to do, no battery can be expected to last forever. Eventually, removing a car battery is an inevitable part of car maintenance. If you have a passion for DIY, you can learn how to take on this job in your own St. Augustine garage. However, proper precautions must be taken to ensure the job is done safely and efficiently. Read on below to learn how to remove a car battery with our service experts!
Before you go about removing your car battery, you will want to make sure that you have gathered the necessary safety gear. Car batteries can deliver a deadly shock, so insulated work gloves are a must. Additionally, you will want to grab a pair of safety glasses to protect your eyes from corrosive agents. Before you get started, make sure to turn your car off, as a running engine can produce a spark and ignite flammable agents. You will also want to:
If you discover that your terminal is fused, you can use a special battery cable removal tool to get it loose. You will find all the tools and equipment you need when you order parts from us online or shop in our parts department in Jacksonville.
Once you have all of your tools and your prep work is complete, you can follow these steps to safely learn how to remove a car battery:
If you are trying to test or remove your car battery, you may be wondering how many volts it has. Generally, a fully charged car battery should measure at 12.6 volts or higher. Once the engine is running, this number should jump up to 13.7 to 14.7 volts.
Testing your battery and electrical system a couple of times each year is easy when you visit us near Fernandina Beach. However, you can also follow these steps for an at-home test:
Make sure to ask our service technicians to conduct a battery check the next time you visit us for automotive service!
If you prefer to kick back and let the professionals handle your maintenance tasks, schedule service with us today. We offer competitive prices every day and provide a bevy of service coupons for added savings. Contact us today with any auto care questions, we’ll be glad to help.
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