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How to Install a Car Battery

Are you wondering how to install a car battery? We’ve got you covered at Beach Automotive Group. Installing your car’s battery is simple, and if you’re handy, you can even do it in your own Conway driveway. All you need are some tools and protection to begin your car battery installation near Murrells Inlet. Today at Beach Automotive Group, our service experts are going to go over how to install a car battery so that you no longer have to browse the internet for “car battery installation near me.”



Steps for Installing a Car Battery

Making sure that your vehicle has a properly working battery lessens the chance of you being stuck on the side of the road in Florence. Your car’s battery is vital to ensuring that the vehicle starts and can power its accessories. Fortunately, knowing how to change and install a car battery only takes a few steps. Before you begin searching “car battery installation near me,” follow these steps below for an easy-to-follow DIY installation:

  1. Ensure your vehicle is off and activate the parking brake.
  2. Locate the hood release and pop open your vehicle’s hood to begin finding the battery.
  3. Begin disconnecting the negative terminal on the battery. You usually can do this by loosening the nut with a wrench.
  4. After the negative terminal has been disconnected, disconnect the positive terminal by following the same steps.
  5. You’ll notice that there’s also a battery clamp that keeps the battery from moving when you’re driving. This will need to be removed as well.
  6. You can now begin removing the battery itself. Take care to ensure that you use both hands, as the battery is heavy and can leak if dropped.
  7. While this step is optional, we recommend cleaning the battery tray and clamp with a solution of baking soda and water or a battery cleaning product. You can also use a wire brush to clean off the battery cable connectors with the same solution.
  8. Get your new battery ready, place it on the battery tray, and tighten the battery clamp.
  9. You can also spray an anti-corrosion solution on the positive and negative terminal of the new battery before reconnecting it.
  10. Begin connecting the battery terminals by connecting the positive terminal first, then the negative. Make sure the connections are secure.
  11. Start your vehicle up and make sure it’s working properly. Some vehicles may require a second startup or even a reset process of the automatic windows.

You now know how to replace the battery on your vehicle! It’s important to make sure you wear the necessary protection and have the necessary tools when replacing the battery. If you’re unsure about how to replace your battery or need any assistance, schedule a service appointment today.

The Service Experts at Beach Automotive Group are Here to Help!

Whether you opt for one of our new or pre-owned vehicles, we promise to be here for you from start to finish. Our expert customer service doesn’t end once you’ve finished working with our sales and finance team. Our service technicians are knowledgeable and transparent, and we’ll make sure you have guidance throughout your automotive journey. From innovative services like our Beach X-Press online buying process to offering a wide range of services like RV repairs, we’re your premier Myrtle Beach dealership. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions!

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