Tips for Testing Your Car's Battery

If your car's just gotten through some rough weather or heavy handling, it's always a good idea to test your battery to see if service is needed, and this is something that you can do yourself.

Voltmeters, or devices which read differences between two points in an electrical circuit, are widely available and inexpensive. While an analog voltmeter is fine, digital voltmeters have better visibility, as well as greater accuracy. After making sure your car's ignition and all lights are off, connect the voltmeter's leads to the positive and negative terminals on the battery (the leads are usually color-coordinated to the terminals). Any reading below 12.3 volts means that your battery is in need of recharging and possibly repair.

To keep your battery running at peak efficiency, visit the experienced technicians in Hendrick Mini's service department today!

 

 

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