A Battery Test is a Do-It-Yourself Task Made Easy


​A car battery test is an easy do-it-yourself task and a very important one. No one ever wants to be stranded because of a dead battery! To perform the do-it-yourself task, you need to have access to a voltmeter. A voltmeter is a standard tool that is used to measure the state of charge that exists in your battery. Your car's engine cannot be running, and in fact, your ignition should be turned in the off position.

To perform the test, you simply attach the voltmeter cables to the car battery terminals. The red cable should be attached to the positive battery terminal and the black cable should be attached to the negative battery terminal. Once the cables are attached, you will immediately receive a reading. Compare the reading to the chart provided with the voltmeter to know if your battery needs replacing.

If your battery needs to be replaced, contact Volvo Cars of Santa Monica's service department!

 

 

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