How To Remove Your Car Battery

How To Remove Your Car's Battery

Read below for a guide on how to properly remove your vehicle's battery.

1. Turn Off the Vehicle

Turn off the car by turning the ignition switch and then remove the car keys. Make sure the headlights and other electronic accessories are turned off as well.

2. Wear Protective Gear

When working with car batteries, NOCO always recommends wearing heavy duty mechanic’s gloves. When dealing with acidic corrosion, it is also wise to use a pair of protective goggles as well. Remove any jewelry and do not lean directly over the car battery.

3. Remove the Car Battery Cables

Using a socket or adjustable wrench, loosen the bolts that are holding the car battery cables on to the car battery terminals. Make sure the wrench does not touch both of the car battery terminals to avoid creating sparks. Always remove the negative (-) black cable before removing the positive red (+) cable. Make sure not to touch the wrench to metal areas, as the metal can ground and cause circuit damage to your vehicle’s electronic system.

4. Fully Remove The Car Battery

Once the car battery cables have been disconnected you may remove the car battery. Pull the car battery up and out by its handle and place the car battery onto a protected surface. Car batteries can weigh up to 40 lbs., so seek assistance if needed.

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