How to Replace a Dead Car Battery

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How to Replace a Dead Car Battery

The car batteries in Adelaide are of good quality. One can replace a dead car battery in just six steps. While dealing with a car battery in Adelaide for replacement, you must turn off your engine ensuring that your car is in the park, with the engine shut off and the parking brakes on.

Below Are That 6 Steps Which Need to Be Followed             

Step 1: Open the hood and place a blanket or pad over the fender. This protects your car from corrosive battery acid. Now detach the negative (black) battery cable from the battery. First, loosen the nut with a battery plier or a battery wrench.

Step 2: Safely remove the end of the cable with your hand by twist & pull-up action. If it does not come off easily you may require a battery terminal puller. This will help prevent damage to your battery or cables. Do not use a screwdriver as a pry-bar as this could break off your car battery Adelaide terminal or cause other damage.

Step 3: Detach the positive (red) battery cable from the battery using the same method. Using a suitable tool like a combination wrench or a socket and ratchet, remove the battery hold-down clamp.

Step 4: Take the battery out of the battery tray. Batteries are quite heavy, so grab from the bottom using both hands. If the battery has a handle, use that instead. Use either a battery cleaning solution or the baking soda and water mixture to thoroughly clean any corrosion that may be left behind on your battery tray and hold down clamp from your old battery.

Step 5: Clean the car battery cable connectors with a wire brush. To remove heavy corrosion from the connectors, use battery-cleaning solution. Set the fresh battery in the tray and safeguard the new battery using a hold-down clamp. Spray both terminal ends with grease and an anti-corrosion solution.

Step 6: Attach and tighten the positive battery cable (Red) and then attach and tighten the negative battery cable (Black).

In the end, ensure that all the cable connections are properly tightened. Check the security of your battery by trying to move it back and forth. If you can move the battery cable terminals at all, your car may not start due to a weak electrical connection.

Finally, take the old car battery to a recycling center that accepts batteries. Batteries are filled with a toxic, corrosive liquid and must be disposed of properly to protect the environment.

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