Quick Tips on Car Battery Testing

November 6th, 2018 by

Where car problems are concerned, they’re never convenient. While there are many reasons your car may not start, a dead battery is the most likely culprit. In this quick guide, you’ll learn how to test your car’s battery in Olathe.

– Get the proper tools: It’s easy to diagnose a battery with a tool known as a multimeter. This useful tool will quickly tell you whether your battery is dead; we recommend buying a digital unit rather than an analog model.

– Test the battery: Once you’ve found your battery, be sure the ignition is turned off. With your multimeter set to DC voltage, touch the black lead to the negative terminal and the red lead to the positive side. Hold them firmly until you get a readout of the battery’s voltage. If it’s 12.45 volts or more, you’re good to go.

If you’re having trouble testing your battery, or if it’s time for a new one, head to Bill George’s Olathe Kia. The service team can not only test a car’s battery, they can replace them as well. Call today to request a service appointment.

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