Is Your Car Battery Okay?

If you're unsure about whether you can depend on your car's battery, it's a good idea to test its state of charge. This is something easy you can do at home with a tool called a voltmeter, which is widely available. If you'd rather leave that job to a professional, we're here at Land Rover Fox Valley to help.

For those doing the assessment at home, the process is straightforward. After you've made sure that everything is turned off, including the cabin lights, connect the red/positive test lead to the battery's positive terminal. Then, connect the black/negative test lead to the corresponding terminal on the battery.

You'll soon see a reading on your voltmeter. The target range is anything above 12.4 volts. Being below that level means your battery will likely have trouble accepting and/or holding a charge. Replacing it would be a smart move at this point.

 

 

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