Checking Your Batteries Charge Level

A car battery can die at any time. Yes, the chances are greater in the winter. Older batteries reaching the end of their life cycle are also at risk for dying out. And there are batteries should work, but don't because something drained them. No matter the situation, you can find out the charge level of your battery with a simple tool called a voltmeter.

Before taking any steps to use the voltmeter, make sure you don't ignore safety.

Turning off the lights and ignition and wearing goggles and rubber gloves are a few of the necessary safety steps. And don't err when connecting the voltmeter's test lead. The red/positive test lead connects to the positive terminal. After connecting it, move onto connecting the black/negative test lead to the negative terminal.

Read the voltmeter and compare the display to a proper chart. When done, the negative terminal gets removed from the voltmeter first. Use pliers if necessary.

Do you need a new battery? The service department at Duncan Acura can positively help you out.


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