How to Tell If a Battery Is Working Right

There are multiple ways in which you can tell if your car's battery is in good condition. In most cases, if the battery has been in the vehicle for less than four years and creates at least 12.4 amps, it is working properly.

If it has been in your vehicle for more than five years and can't produce at least 12 amps, it may be time for a new battery. Testing a battery involves nothing more than attaching a voltmeter to the battery terminals. Simply attach the red test lead to the positive terminal and the black test lead to the negative terminal.

Terminals may be cleaned by removing them with a terminal puller and wiping them down with a battery cleaning solution. Taking your vehicle to Land Rover Fox Valley in Appleton may be ideal because a professional may be able to test the battery and interpret the results.

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