Your vehicle’s battery serves an important role in its everyday operation. In fact, the battery not only provides the electrical energy required to ignite the spark plugs and start the vehicle, but it also helps to keep the car running and power all accessory components like the power windows, door locks, radio, and more. So, when it comes time to replace a car battery, you want to make sure that you’re doing it right. Our guide on removing a car battery can help! Of course, so can we if you give us a call at (509) 902-3316 or contact a service technician online! Meanwhile, read on to learn more about how to remove a car battery in Yakima.
While it’s probably no secret, car batteries hold enough amperage to seriously injure or electrocute someone. While the voltage levels of typical batteries make it so that you may be okay even if you touch battery terminals, you should never touch a car battery terminal without insulated work gloves on. It’s also a good idea to wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from corrosive battery agents. You should also always turn off your car before attempting to remove the battery as the largest risk posed by a car battery is explosion.
Keeping all of the above still in mind, it’s also a good idea to do the following:
Once you’ve properly prepared, follow these steps to safely remove your battery:
Does the above procedure seem too time-consuming or dangerous to attempt to execute on your own? Our Honda service center is more than happy to remove your battery for you and replace it with the correct choice, quickly and safely!
A fully charged car battery should measure at about 12.6 volts or higher. When the engine is running, this should bump up to 13.7 to 14.7 volts.
Looking to test out your car battery to see how much charge it’s holding and see if it needs to be replaced? Here’s what to do:
Looking for more information on how to safely remove a car battery? We can help! Give us a call at (509) 902-3316 for additional information. Then, whenever you’re ready, visit our Honda service center in Yakima for a free battery check or better yet, have your battery replaced by our expert technicians. We can’t wait to get your car back up and running in no time! While you’re at it, check out our service specials to save more on your next battery service appointment.
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