Discover How to Test Your Car's Battery Safely

To quickly see if the battery in your car is still functioning properly, you'll need a voltmeter, gloves, wire brush, and safety eye-wear.

Open the hood after the car engine is off, put on your protective eye-wear and gloves, and use the wire brush to clean the contacts on the battery terminals,

The voltmeter has only two color-coded cables. Red cable to battery positive terminal, black cable to battery negative terminal.

Now that the cables are secure on the car battery, load test the voltmeter. If the reading comes back at 12.4 or higher, the battery is still in good working condition.

If the reading comes back at 12.2 or lower, the car battery is failing and it could be unable to power up the car engine or hold a charge anymore.

Don't ignore your failing battery, come to Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville so we can make sure you're safe on the roads again.

 
 
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