How do You Check the Voltage Level in Your Battery?

Checking the voltage level in your battery may be one of the most important maintenance chores you will ever do for your car. A healthy battery means smooth running. A failing battery may affect your fuel mileage as well as how efficiently your headlights and other electronic parts work.

To check the voltage level, you will need a voltmeter. As a car owner, you should have one of these in your garage. With the ignition off, attach the black lead from the voltmeter to the negative pole of your battery. Then, attach the red lead from the voltmeter to the positive pole of your battery. The voltmeter completes the link between the two poles and measures the current. If the voltmeter reads 12.4 or more voltage, then the battery is good.

Bring your low voltage battery to the auto parts and repair center in Clive, IA to have it replaced.

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