Tips for Checking the Battery of Your Vehicle

The scorching temperatures in summer and the frigid cold temperatures in winter are draining to the battery of a vehicle. To check the voltage on your battery, you will need to have a voltmeter. The following steps will assist you in monitoring your vehicle's battery.

  • Turn off the ignition and all the lights on your vehicle.
  • Connect the voltmeters red lead to the positive battery terminal and the black lead to the negative terminal.
  • If your battery registers above 12.4 volts it is in good condition. A battery that registers 12.2 volts or lower may need charging or to be replaced.
  • Clean the posts on your battery and reconnect. Repeat the voltmeter test. If the battery is not holding a charge or is over four years old, consider replacing the battery.

When you decide to replace or service your vehicle's battery, let the qualified service technicians at BMW of Birmingham in Irondale, AL assist you in selecting the best battery for your vehicle.

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