Testing Your Car's Battery

Car batteries have a life of about 4 years. Once your battery starts to reach this age, you may notice that you start to have problems with your battery recharging. You can measure the voltage of your battery by using a voltmeter and testing how strong your battery is.

To test your battery, make sure the car is off and the lights are turned off. Connect the red terminal first, then connect the black. Wear rubber gloves and goggles to protect yourself from battery acid. If your battery is above 12.4 volts, you don't need to get your battery serviced.

If your car's battery is testing below 12 volts and is not holding a charge, it's time to bring your vehicle to our service center at Steingold Volvo Cars. We can replace your battery for you so that you don't get stuck on the side of the road with a vehicle that won't run.

 

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