How to Change a Car Battery

how to replace a car battery

how to replace a car battery

Changing car battery is easy. Most of us can do it by ourselves and know how to do it. Those who do not know how to change a car battery, this simple tutorial can be very helpful. Usually, a car battery comes with a 60 months warranty. So, keep a track of its lifetime and replace your car battery in time.

Step #1

Turn off your engine, open your car’s hood and look for the battery.  Loosen the black cable connection using a combination wrench, and then completely disconnect the black cable from the battery.

Step#2

Twist and pull up on the end of the cable. Use battery terminal puller if it does not come off easily. This will help damage to your battery cables.

Step#3

Disconnect the red battery cable from the battery using the same method we discussed in step 1

Step#4

Use a combination wrench or socket and ratchet to remove the battery hold-down clamp.

Step#5

Take the battery off from its tray. A car battery is very heavy, so be careful and grab it from the bottom.  If it has a handle, use that instead.

Step#6

Use baking soda mixed water and wired brush to clean the battery rust from its tray and from its hold-down clamps.

Step#7

Clean the battery connector with a wire brush.  Use a battery-cleaning solution to remove the heavy corrosion.

Step#8

Place the new battery in the battery hold tray and secure it with hold-down clamp.  Connect and tighten the battery cables. All the cables should be tight, otherwise you will not able to start your car.






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