It can get really frustrating when you need to remove your car battery in an emergency but have no idea how. That is why we have made your life easier by giving you some easy steps to removing your car battery.
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As safety always come first, let’s start off with some safety tips.
Tip 1: Always make sure your car is turned off before you ever try to remove a car battery.
Tip 2: Batteries hold enough charge to deliver a fatal shock – first off ensure you always wear insulated work gloves. We would also recommend wearing safety goggles as some of the corrosion agents inside the battery may leak.
Tip 3: Cover your positive cables end with a cloth when removing the car battery – this will prevent any metal on metal contact.
Tip 4: Work in a well-ventilated area to prevent exposure to harmful gases.
Once you have all your safety tips in place, lets begin with the car battery removal.
Remember to ensure you car is turned off completely before beginning and you are wearing all your safety gear.
Step 1: Locate the battery in the engine compartment.
Step 2: Check the positive post to be sure the cover is on. If it isn’t place a towel or clean rag over the positive post
Step 3: Find the negative post, usually covered in a black plastic cover or has a minus on it. Loosen the nut that holds onto the negative terminal with a wrench or pliers.
Step 4: Repeat the same for the positive cable. Make sure the two battery cables don’t touch, also prevent the positive cable from touching any metal.
Step 5: If the battery is held in place with a bracket, use the pliers or wrench to take out the screws or bolts holding it into place.
Step 6: Lift the battery straight out the bracket; be careful as the battery can weigh up to 15kg.
In these 6 simple steps your car battery will be securely removed from your car. If you every feel unsure or run into any trouble removing your car battery then get in touch with us at Osaka Battery Base, we would be happy to help you out.