How to Remove a Car Battery in 3 Simple Steps

Have you ever tried to start your car but the engine wouldn’t turn over? Are your automotive lights dimmer than usual? Is the check engine lit up on your dashboard?

If so, your vehicle probably has a dead or dying battery. While a dead battery is a hassle, it can easily be replaced at First Tire & Automotive in Eldridge – Sugar Land, Texas.

However, you might want to remove your car battery yourself to inspect it. It’s important to know how to properly remove an automotive battery to stay safe while preventing additional damage.

Here’s how to remove your car battery in three easy steps.

Get Properly Prepared

You can’t just pop open your hood and remove the battery with your bare hands. Touching a battery can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly. To stay safe, you need to be properly prepared.

Always wear insulated work gloves to protect yourself from potential shocks. We also recommend wearing safety goggles to protect your eyes from any corrosive agents that may leak out of the battery.

Lastly, never attempt to remove the battery when your car is running. Always turn the engine off.

Remove the Cables and Brackets

Locate the negative terminal on your battery. This will often have a black cover and a minus sign on the post. Use pliers or a wrench to grasp the bolt head and hold it still. With the second pair of pliers or a wrench, remove the nut. Pull the cable off. Repeat this process for the positive battery cable.

Next, remove all of the securing brackets on the battery with the pliers or wrench. Afterward, you can carefully lift out your battery.

Schedule Your Battery Services Appointment

If you notice anything strange about your battery, including corrosion, call the ASE-certified mechanics at First Tire & Automotive in Eldridge – Sugar Land, Texas now. We’ll quickly replace your battery and get you back on the road in no time.

To book your appointment, call us today at 281-519-3715. We look forward to hearing from you!