How to Install a Car Battery

Is it time to replace your car battery? Even though batteries generally have a long lifetime for New Carlisle drivers, they will need to be replaced every once in a while. Once you’ve ordered the proper battery for your vehicle, you can either install it on your own or have our service team do it for you. If you plan on installing your battery at your Dayton home, it’s important to have the proper tools and follow the instructions accordingly to ensure your battery works properly and to avoid any injuries. Read along with New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to see how to install a car battery, or find a car battery installation near me at our service department! Whether you’re having battery issues or having trouble programming your key fob, we can help.

Car Battery Installation Steps

Before you learn how to install a car battery at your Springfield home, it’s important to first get the proper tools. Gather the following tools and open the hood to your vehicle:

  • Wrench
  • Battery cleaning solution
  • Your new battery
  • Wire brush
  • Pliers
  • Anti-corrosion spray

After you have the above tools, follow these instructions:

  1. Turn the engine off and put on the parking brake. Then open the hood and locate the battery. 
  2. Loosen the nut connecting the black (negative) cable from the battery using a wrench. 
  3. Twist and pull the cable off once the nut is loose. If the nut is stuck, don’t try to pry it off. This can damage the battery. Carefully wiggle the nut back and forth or use an anti-seize agent to release it.
  4. Using the same steps above, remove the red (positive) cable from its terminal. 
  5. Loosen and remove the clamps that hold the battery in place.
  6. Now that the battery is ready to be removed, lift the battery out with both hands. Car batteries are heavy and dropping it could cause it to break and leak or you could injure yourself. 
  7. Use the anti-corrosion spray to remove any corrosion from the battery tray and clamps. If you don’t have anti-corrosion spray you can use a baking soda and water solution.
  8. Take the wire brush and clean off the battery cable connectors with the same cleaning solution.
  9. Install the new battery by placing it in the battery tray and tightening the hold-down clamps.
  10. Spray the anti-corrosion solution on the positive (+) and negative (-) terminal of the new battery before connecting the cables. This will prevent corrosion and extend battery life.
  11. Attach the red (positive) battery cable first, then the black (negative) cable. 
  12. Check the connections and the battery to make sure everything is secure.
  13. Start the car to ensure the battery is working properly. If you have any issues, contact us at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and we’ll help you troubleshoot the problem.

Car Battery Replacement at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Now that you know how to install a car battery, and you know where to find car battery installation in Huber Heights, visit us at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to have your vehicle inspected and have any routine maintenance performed. You can schedule an appointment online to save time, and you can browse our Mopar coupons for discounts on car maintenance!

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