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Your car battery plays a vital role on your drives around Austin. It starts the vehicle, keeps it running, and provides power to all of the electrical components. Still, you might need to remove it to replace the battery if it runs down or occasionally inspect it for any signs of damage. You can generally do it yourself, but you must do it right so you don’t hurt yourself. Keep reading to learn how to remove a car battery safely and if you have questions, contact us at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
Most car batteries hold enough charge to deliver a lethal shock, so you should wear insulated work gloves, along with safety goggles to protect your eyes from corrosive chemicals. Before you start, turn your car off, because running vehicles can produce a spark and possibly ignite flammable compounds.
These are some other things you should do to keep yourself safe:
If your battery terminal is fused, there’s a specific battery cable removal tool you can use to loosen it. Call the parts center at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to purchase the device.
Follow these steps to stay safe when removing a car battery around Round Rock:
Usually, a fully charged car battery should measure about 12.6 volts or higher with the engine off. When your engine is running, it may be up to 13.7 to 14.7 volts.
It’s essential to have your battery and electrical system tested a couple of times a year when you bring your vehicle in for service. Follow these steps for an at-home version:
Be sure to ask the service center at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Cedar Park for a battery check the next time you bring your car in for routine maintenance!
Now that you know how to remove a car battery, contact us if you need auto service. From battery care to new tires and oil changes, we’re here for you. You can quickly make a service appointment online. Let us know how we can help.
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