How to Change a Battery of Your Car
We have heard this many times from the drivers that a battery failed at the most awkward minute. And, the situation occurs mostly in winter when the battery is most exposed to critical temperatures and, having exhausted the reserve, is completely discharged.
What to do in this circumstance?
The appropriate response is one: go to the closest auto shop and purchase a new car battery. After buying a battery, you will need to install it. There are two alternatives - tow your car to the closest service station, or replace the battery with your very own hands. With the first choice, everything is clear, but everyone doesn’t know how to replace a car battery. Today we will tell about this in simple way.
1. Let’s begin with the way that you need to purchase a battery that fits in size and, in particular, performance. You can purchase exactly the same battery as pre-installed on it, or you can buy it from another manufacturer. It’s really tough to find the store selling same battery so here you will have to do some research own as we are not mentioning anyone’s name. The list you can find on Google easily. You just have to look up the parameters match your requirement or not. After buying the battery now let's install a new battery, removing the old one.
To do this, you will need wrenches of various sizes, a screwdriver and rubberized gloves. Before disconnecting and removing a failed device, let us ask ourselves the question: is there any equipment in the vehicle’s equipment such as a radio, a navigator, an on-board computer. The car must be in park with engine turned off. Disconnect terminals. A wrench of 10 size is perfectly suitable for this procedure, although some models may some different thread. Here, you don’t need to get confused between “Plus” and “Minus” terminal, but automobile mechanics will recommend with the starting with the plus.
2. Disassemble the old battery. Different Car models may have a different battery. To disassemble the battery, first remove the terminals, push the casing halves that affects battery from the external impacts and pulling the handle, remove remove the device from the slots.
3. Before installing a new battery, it is necessary to clean the terminals that may have oxidized during long-term operation (as a rule, new batteries function for 4-7 years). We clean the terminals with an old toothbrush moistened with baking soda solution.
After that, carefully install a new battery in the grooves, fasten it. Then we set the terminals. If you first removed the “Plus” then the “Minus” terminals, then first you have to connect the “negative” terminal to the new battery, and then the “positive”. And, ahead you have to follow the same procedure you applied to remove old battery that means just have to pack up all the things.