If you need a proper assessment of the condition of your car battery and the battery charging system, Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group centers can provide it for free. The said process will only take a minimum of five minutes, so you’ll not wait for a long period of time.
Defective batteries are probably one of the reasons why there are a lot of breakdown calls in other countries since getting a car started solely needs a car battery and your responsibility as a car owner is to always keep it in good shape.
There are specific situations that serve as an indication whether or not to get a new battery or alternator and it might include engine not starting or headlights not turning on. Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group wants you to be responsible for taking care of your vehicle and suggests that you should check your car battery properly on a regular basis. You can check it using a voltmeter and the following are some steps to do so.
First, turn the ignition off followed by the second step which is to remove the battery’s positive terminal cover and immediately after, clean and check the battery terminals. The third step is to connect the voltmeter’s positive lead (red colored) to the positive terminal of your battery, same with the voltmeter’s negative lead, put it into the negative terminal of your battery. Then the last step is to simply check the readings on the voltmeter.
Put in mind that it should only be between 12.4-12.7 volts to determine that the car battery is in good condition, however, once the reading is below 12.4 volts, you must charge your battery and if it is even below than 12.2 volts, you should “trickle charge” or slow charge the battery, then right after, you must recheck. Turn on the high beams if the voltage reached more than 12.9 volts since this could remove the excessive voltage. The alternator could be overcharging the battery when over voltage occurs.
If you’re in need of a new car battery, call or email Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group and they can provide one that suits your vehicle.