Simple Tips for Testing Your Car's Battery

When the weather gets colder, your battery is put to the test. A dead car battery puts a damper on your day, so it is a good idea to check its charge once per month. To do this, you need a voltmeter.

Make sure your vehicle's engine and lights are off. Take the key out of the ignition. Connect the voltmeter's red lead to the battery's positive terminal. Connect the voltmeter's black lead to the battery's negative terminal. A reading of less than 12.4 means that it is time for a new battery. Disconnect the leads, removing the negative one first, followed by the positive voltmeter lead.

If your battery has a low charge or died, visit us at Paul’s Volvo in Hawthorne, NJ for a replacement. We have many batteries guaranteed for up to five years of use.

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