The Easy Process of Testing a Car Battery

Being able to test your car's battery can is essential to ensuring your safety when on the road. Car battery testing will help you avoid unnecessary delays on your trip or commute, and give you peace of mind while driving at all times.

Besides using a Multimeter, you can use a power probe to test your car's battery. Start by removing the battery's positive terminal cover. Then, connect the probe to both terminals using the connective leads. Make sure to connect the positive to the positive and the negative to the negative. Once this process is complete, you should be able to see how much voltage is running through your battery. If the vehicle is turned off, you should see a reading of at least 12.6 volts. If anything less appears on the power probe, your battery needs to be replaced. If the vehicle is running, you should see a voltage reading of between 13.7 and 14.7 volts.

As a friendly reminder from your local Mathews Acura, if you need to test the voltage with the car running, make sure to connect the power probes before turning it on.

 

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