Testing Your Car's Battery

Winter's cool temperatures and summer's heat can play a huge part in how well your battery functions. If it's beginning to show signs of wear, temperature extremes can amplify existing problems. Know the signs it's time to get a new battery for your car.

Voltmeters are an inexpensive piece of equipment you can keep on hand for testing your battery. Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses whenever you interact with your battery. Switch off your car and ensure all of its lights are off. Connect the red lead on your voltmeter to your battery's positive terminal. Connect the black lead to the negative terminal. A good voltage reading is +12.4-+12.6. If it's +12.2 or below, it may be time to think about replacing it.

When your car shows signs it's time for a new battery, visit us at Porsche of Kings Auto Mall in Cincinnati, OH. Our car care specialists will install a new battery and have you back on the road as soon as possible.

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