A technician checking the battery charge and replacing it

How Can You Change Your Car Battery?

Follow These Steps to Change Your Car Battery

No matter how well you maintain your vehicle, car batteries eventually wear out and must be replaced. It’s just one of those things that car owners have to deal with on a regular basis. Fortunately, replacing a battery is a simple task that we recommend to all DIYers. Do it yourself in the garage on Saturday morning, and you’ll know your car will start Monday morning—and every morning, even in the coldest weather. Here’s how to disconnect a car battery and replace it. Continue reading the post by Mark Motors, Boerne, TX, to learn how you change your car battery. 

If you have bought a replacement battery. Now, proceed with the instructions for changing a car battery.  

  • The first step is to ensure that the vehicle is not moving. 
  • Put the vehicle in park and apply the emergency brake. 
  • Place a wheel chock or wooden block behind the vehicle’s tyres if it is on an incline. If the car is in a garage, keep the garage door open. 

How to Change a Car Battery 

A wrench to loosen the cables, gloves, and petroleum jelly to spread on the terminal before installing the new battery are the only tools needed to change a car battery.

How to Remove a Car Battery 

  • Take the battery hold-down clamp off. 
  • First, use a wrench to disconnect the negative cable. 
  • Remove the positive cable. 
  • Lift the battery out using the strap, but be cautious of any leaks because battery acid is hazardous. 
A corroded battery in a car
Checking the charge in a car battery using multimeters

How to Install a Car Battery 

  • Before using your new battery, check to see if it needs to be charged. When you buy most batteries, they are at least 75% charged. 
  • Replace the old battery with the new one. 
  • Attach the hold-down clamp 
  • Apply petroleum jelly to the battery terminals to slow corrosion.  
  • Connect the positive terminal first, followed by the negative terminal. 

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