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Well, If you want to change your car battery by Replacing it with a new one and want to do it all by yourself, but if this Question keeps coming into your mind that “can i do it or not?”
Then let me tell you one thing that, changing a car battery is really easy and simple task to do, if you Learn how to do it; and it also won’t take about 30 minutes to get complete, if you follow this Steps properly.
And for those who want to know-
How much does it cost to replace a car battery?
Mostly, the Battery shops won’t charge any cost if you buy a Battery from them. However if you order a battery from online or somewhere, and then go to a Car repair shop for changing the battery; then they will definitely charge you around $40 to $75 (In India,₹800 to ₹2500)
So, if you also like save your time and money on this simple task by changing the battery by your own, then follow this step by step procedure-
Well, by keeping that in mind as you doing it for first time, I have suggested few precaution steps which you can follow to avoid unexpected situations.
(Click on any of this sections to directly know about it)
A) Precaution Steps
B) Removing Car battery
C) Connecting car battery
You must know this Precautions Steps, before you working on your car to change the battery:-
1) Collect All required Things
Collecting all required tools and equipment’s before starting a work, will save your lots of time as well as it avoids disturbance while working on car.
This are the few things, which are mostly requires when changing a car battery:-
- [Gloves] and [Goggles] (For your safety)
- [10 mm open end spanner]
- [10 mm T-Spanner]
- [Polish Paper of 220-Grit] (To clean the terminals)
- [Anti-corrosion Solution] (To Protect from Corrosion)
2) Wear Safety Equipment’s
As I said, wearing a safety equipment is nothing but, protecting yourself from unexpected situation.
If you think that changing a car battery is easy and safe task to do and you do not need a Gloves and goggles, then it is up to you.
3) Turn Off Ignition switch
It is of the most important precaution steps to follow because it can save your lots of money on car.
Because, if you keep Ignitions ON while removing your car battery, then it can cause short circuit within the car electrical system or even worst.
So after knowing the precaution steps, let’s remove the battery from the car in 3 simple step:-
1) Disconnect Negative Terminal first
Always remove negative terminal first before removing the positive because it is the terminal by which, a current is supply to the vehicle.
So with help of 10 mm open-end spanner remove the negative terminal Nut and disconnect negative terminal from the post.
2) Then Disconnect Positive Terminal
After disconnecting the negative terminal, it’s times to disconnect the positive terminal by the same procedure.
3) Dismantle the Securing bracket
After disconnecting the terminals, carefully find the securing bracket nuts and use the 10 mm T-spanner or any other require spanner to dismantle the bracket nuts.
After dismantling the bracket from the battery, pull the battery handle up (You can find the handle on top of the battery), hold it, and carefully remove the battery from the car.
Quick Tip: – Before removing the battery from the car, make sure to remember which is the positive and negative terminal. So that, you can correctly connect the new battery.
Did you know what are the Benefits of removing car battery at right time. For Example– if you going for Long vacation
So after properly removing the battery from the car, it is time to put a New battery:-
1) Clean the both Terminals
Make sure to clean both terminals properly with help of Polish paper (Sandpaper) before connecting new battery in the car.
If you skip this cleaning step, then it can cause you starting problems due to the Corrosion.
NOTE- Don’t clean the Battery Posts, if you connecting a New Battery.
2) Connect Positive Terminal First
After cleaning the terminals, always make sure to connect the Positive terminal first because positive does not provide current supply to the car.
So After Putting the positive terminal on positive Post; Make sure to Press it down and tight the terminal Nut with 10 mm open-end spanner.
3) Assemble the Securing bracket
After connecting the positive terminal, make sure to assemble the securing brackets first with the help of 10 mm T-spanner to hold the battery in particular (stationary) position.
Then tight the Nuts equally until you feel, it get fully tight.
4) Finally connect the Negative Terminal
So after connecting the positive terminal and securing bracket, it is time to connect the negative terminal by the same procedure used in the positive terminal.
Safety tip –After the negative terminal gets connected, make sure that any Metal object like Spanner won’t get in contact with positive and negative terminal at a same time.
5) Apply Anti-Corrosion Solution
Finally, after connecting the both Terminals and securing Bracket, apply an Anti-corrosion Solution on the Terminals and Posts, to protect it from corrosion.
Benefits of anti-corrosion solution is that, it will not only protect from corrosion but also prevent starting Problems.
6) Crosscheck Every Steps
So after properly connecting the Battery, make sure to check these following things for more safety:-
- Check that; the Nuts are properly tight on the both terminals.
- Put the Protection cover properly on positive terminal.
- Check with hand, that the terminals get properly tighten with Posts.
- Finally check the Battery Securing bracket.
Safety tip– Make sure to remove every Tools and objects before closing the Hood (Bonnet)
If you still have some confusion about ‘How you can change the car battery’, then checkout this Video–
So to be concluded,
After checking everything, it’s time for you to start the car; and if the engine Starts Congrats!!! It’s mean you have successfully the change the car battery.
Well, are you able to start the car by changing the battery by yourself ? Then tell us about your experiences in the comments section below.
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