How to Install a Car Battery

Are you interested in finding out how to install a car battery? You’ve come to the right place, as the expert technicians at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT have the steps listed just below! Before you get started,you do need to have some specific parts and tools ready, including a replacement battery, pliers, wrenches, battery cleaning solution, a wire brush, and anti-corrosion spray. You’ll also want to be sure to wear thick rubber gloves while working on a car battery so you can protect your hands, and make sure you’re very careful when moving a car battery in order to avoid spilling any battery acid. Are you ready to learn how to install a car battery?

The Steps for Car Battery Installation

  1. To begin, make sure your vehicle’s engine is turned off and cool, and the parking brake is engaged. Open your vehicle’s hood and find your battery in order to loosen the nut that connects the negative (or black) cable from the battery. Do this with a wrench (battery wrenches or pliers can make the job easier).
  2. After you’ve loosened this nut, twist and pull off the negative cable. In the case that it is stuck, avoid using any tool to try and pry it off, as this could damage the battery.
  3. Just like you did with the negative cable, remove the positive (or red) cable from the positive terminal.
  4. Next, loosen the battery hold-down clamp, which keeps the battery from moving around inside the engine.
  5. You’re now at the point where your vehicle’s battery is ready to be removed. Pull it out, but be extremely careful, as car batteries are heavy and a far fall could result in an unsafe leak.
  6. Be sure to use a battery cleaning product or baking soda and water solution in order to remove corrosion that may be on the hold-down clamp or battery tray. 
  7. Using a wire brush, clean the battery cable connectors with the cleaning solution you used in the previous step.
  8. At this point, you’re ready to put in the new battery. Place the new battery in the battery tray and tighten the hold-down clamp.
  9. Now, use the anti-corrosion solution you have and spray both the negative and positive terminals of the new battery before you connect them. This will help to prevent further corrosion and even extend battery life.
  10. Next, attach the new battery cables to their respective battery terminals. First, connect the positive (red) cable, and then the negative (black) cable. 
  11. At this point, double-check and make sure your connections are secure and try to move the battery to see if it will budge. If it doesn’t, then it should be alright.
  12. Lastly, start up your car. If you have any issues that arise, contact us and come into our service department near Springfield.

Visit Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT near Beavercreek for All of Your Maintenance Needs

If you’re unable to do this process by yourself, then you can always find car battery installation near Bellbrook when you come to Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT! Our service center is just a short drive away, and we also offer service coupons and deals so you can save on your auto repair or maintenance. Please contact us if you need any further information about car batteries, and feel free to schedule a service appointment whenever you like.

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