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How to Change Your Car Battery?

How to Change Your Car Battery?

Posted On 20 Apr, 2018

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Changing the battery of the car is something that we may not do every day, but to know how to do it is always useful to avoid unexpected visits to the workshop. What is certain is that it is possible to buy a new battery in many establishments, but it is only helpful if you know how to replace it. In this post we tell you the basic steps for doing so.

The first thing you need is to bring together the necessary equipment, the most important being the manufacturer’s manual. You will also need a set of wrenches, gloves, so that you are better insulated, and insulated bags to keep elements of the car in place. The first step: check the manufacturer's manual and purchase a battery for your vehicle.

As with everything you need, you must turn off the car. It is ideal to wait for at least 15 minutes after which it is turned off before you proceed. With a wrench, you must first disconnect the black wire terminal which shows negative, and only when the negative is disconnected, retire the positive terminal connected with a red wire. Put each one in an insulated bag.

You can proceed to unpin the battery and remove it to be completely disconnected. Ensure to remove it in the position in which it is, without rotating to avoid spills.

Before installing the new battery, clean the tray which housed the previous one and the anchor elements with degreaser. Place the new battery in your site and anchors well. Once done, it is time to connect the terminals, but in this case, first, connect the positive and then negative.

A battery in poor condition is a common problem when buying used cars. Ex-rental Cars that have been in the fleet of Hertz Rent2Buy have an advantage of proper and regular maintenance and you can find them in almost perfect condition. Take a look at our used cars for sale in UK and benefit from all the advantages of used cars, but avoiding the disadvantages associated with ignorance of its state of maintenance.

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