How To Change A Car Battery

Is it time to change your car's battery? You could take your car to a franchised auto parts shop, and they will change the battery for you. However, if your battery is already dead, it isn't possible to take your car anywhere, and without a jump start, you will be forced to buy a battery and change it yourself. Car batteries are usually sold with options for three-year warranties because after that three year period they can fail unexpectedly. When this happens, car owners must be ready to change the old battery so important plans won't be interrupted. This is a simple process and one anyone with a basic understanding of how to use a wrench can do quickly and without any problems. Start reading to learn now:

Remove the Terminal Connectors


So, if you have already bought your new battery and are ready to swap it in place of the old one, the next step is to remove the terminal connectors. To do this, all you need is a wrench. If you don't have a wrench, pliers can act as a substitute, though this can make removing the terminal connectors a little more difficult.

I need two wrenches (a ten-millimeter and a half-inch), but every car's battery terminals can be different, so check what size the bolts are keeping the terminals in place. After you know what size wrench you need, simply loosen the bolts holding the terminals in place and slip the connectors off the terminals. I usually start with the ground terminal (black) and then loosen the red terminal, but it can be done both ways. After this, pull off the little felt pads resting underneath the connectors and brush off any corrosion built up on the connectors.

Now it's time for the next step!