How Do You Test a Car Battery?

A car battery is what gives a vehicle the initial spark it needs to fire up. That is why we here at Ed Martin Acura located in Indianapolis, IN want to be sure to teach you the proper steps to testing the car battery.

The first thing to do is turn off your car and be sure that the headlights and internal lights are all turned off too. Next, use a voltmeter, which reads the voltage of a battery, to see the quality of the battery. Connect the positive and negative ends to their respective terminals on the battery and allow the voltmeter to take a reading. If the battery reads less than 12.4 volts, this may mean it has degraded and needs to be replaced.

If you would like us to replace your battery to ensure your car is in full working order, then come on by to see us at Ed Martin Acura of Indianapolis, IN today!



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