Testing Your Car Battery

It is important to regularly check your car battery. To check your battery safely and efficiently, it is important to wear safety glasses and protective gloves.

Follow these basic rules to test your battery:

  • It is important to make sure your ignition key and car lights are off before you begin testing.
  • Touch the red voltmeter test lead to the positive battery terminal and the black voltmeter test lead to the negative battery terminal.
  • Check the voltage reading on the voltmeter. If your battery has above 12.4 volts reading, then it’s sufficiently charged.
  • It is important to remove the negative terminal first. Use a battery terminal puller if the terminals are difficult to remove. Never use a screwdriver to pry the terminals off because it can ruin your battery.
  • Use a battery terminal cleaning tool to clean off terminals and posts.

If you do not want to test your own battery, let the service center at Goodson Acura of Dallas help you. Conveniently located in Dallas, our friendly and experienced staff will gladly help you check your car battery.



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