Do It Yourself: How to Replace Your Car Battery
As promised, we’ll start with a brief overview of some of the steps that you can take to replace the battery yourself. First, you need to make sure that your automobile is off and in park. Then, pop the hood and locate the battery. At that point, detach the black battery cable, then the red battery cable.
Remove the battery hold-down clamp, take the battery out of the tray, clean the cable connectors with a wire brush and a battery cleaning solution, then insert your new battery. Spray some anti-corrosion on the terminal ends, attach the red battery cable, attach the black battery cable, and then clamp it down.
Still, there are so many things that could potentially go wrong! Pay attention to these warning signs:
• Don’t spill any battery acid on yourself, your clothing, or your car’s paintjob.
• Make sure that you connect both the red cable and the black cable to their respective terminals.
• Properly recycle the battery at your local center when you’re finished and follow all pertinent laws!
If that sounds like too much, talk to us. We’re happy to do a consultation and give you a couple of tips.