Q: How do car batteries work?
A: The battery makes your car alive providing it with electricity by means of chemical reaction, delivering voltage to the starter.
Q: How can I install a new battery?
A: You can always replace the battery on your own. Firstly, you should turn off the engine. Take off the black cable from the battery, loosen the bolt and detach the cable from the post. The same has to be done with the red cable.
Remove the clamp and take out battery from its tray. Any corrosion should be cleaned with cleaning solution or with soda and water. The cable connectors are to be cleaned with special brush.
Secure the cleaned battery with a clamp. Spray terminals with anti-corrosion solution, attach the positive cable first, then the negative one. If it is unstable, tighten the clamp. That’s all.
Q: How can I diagnose a dead car battery?
A: The car won’t start, headlights and radio won’t switch on. The car fails to start occasionally.
Q: Why do batteries fail?
A: There are a lot of reasons – bad maintenance, careless attitude when you leave the lights on overnight, cold and hot temperatures, manufacture flaw, etc.
Q: Do I need to add a water to my battery? How much and when?
A: You have to add water from time to time every 10 charges , if the battery is not sealed . Use distilled water only. About ¾ below the top of the cell. Make sure it’s not overfilled.
Q: How can I tell if my battery is charged?
A: Fully charged batteries show 12.4 to 12.6 volts or 13.7 to 14.7 volts when the engine is on.
Q: How does excessive cold affect my battery?
A: Excessive cold reduces their capacity, causes fluid thickening, leakage or battery destruction.