How to Test Your Car's Battery

Testing your car battery from time to time will reduce the chances of you needing to have the battery jumped when it goes dead.
  • Consider these tips when testing your car battery.
  • The battery contains dangerous acid, so always wear rubber gloves when doing any work on the car battery.
  • Be sure you are wearing safety goggles if doing anything with the car battery in the event sparks or fluid hit your face.
  • Always remove the negative terminal cable first, then cast it to the side. Once removed, it kills the power to the car and will reduce the chances of sparks.
  • If you notice corrosion on the terminals, clean with a wire brush.
  • Attach both ends of the tester to the appropriate terminals.
If it's been a while since you last tested your car battery, bring it to Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg and the service team will give it a complete check-up.
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