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How to Disconnect and Install a Car Battery

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery


It’s common to become frustrated when you go to start your vehicle and all you hear is that clicking sound, and the engine won’t start. This often means that it’s time to replace the battery. So, do you know how to disconnect and install a car battery? It’s quite simple, and can be done in just minutes. Learn more about how to disconnect and install a car battery with the experts at Victory Honda Monroe. For more information about vehicle maintenance around Toledo, feel free to contact us anytime!

What’s the Right Way to Change a Car Battery

It can be frustrating to try and start your car in Monroe, and your vehicle won’t turn over. This could put a damper on your drives around Detroit. This means that your battery could be dead, and you’re not sure how to change the battery. Luckily, we’re here to help and get you back on the road fast. Learn how to change a car battery with our expert service center: 

Disconnecting Your Old Battery

  • Park the car, turn it off, and apply the parking brake. 
  • Ofte, you can locate the battery near the front of the engine on the side. 
  • Once you locate the battery, remove the (-) cable. It’s important to not allow your wrench to touch the positive and negative terminals at the same time.
  • Once the negative cable (-) is removed, go ahead and disconnect the positive (+) cable as well. 
  • If the battery is placed in a holder, remove the holder also. 
  • Once the old battery is removed, it’s important to recycle it, not throw it into the trash. Often, you can bring it back to any trusted dealership to exchange it for a new one. 

Attaching the New Battery

  • If there is any type of corrosion on the connector cables, it’s important to remove it using a wire brush. 
  • Place the battery inside the compartment and put the battery holder back in. 
  • First, attach the positive (+) cable. 
  • Second, attach the negative (-) cable to the battery. It’s important to attach the cables in this exact order to prevent any shorts or risk of electric shock. 
  • See if the engine starts. 

Learn More About Car Maintenance with Victory Honda Monroe!

Now that you know how to disconnect and install a car battery, come visit our expert service center at Victory Honda Monroe! You can schedule a service appointment and take advantage of our service specials to save nih near Taylor!

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