How to Check Your Car's Battery

Your car's battery is a vital component that kick-starts the engine and powers a lot of the equipment you use in the cabin. Without a functioning battery, your vehicle can't be used. These components will need to be replaced every five years or so. If you want to know how your current battery is doing, you can use a voltmeter.

Voltmeters are handy devices that can provide you with all kinds of information about your battery. After you safely hook up the voltmeter to your battery, you need to examine two readings. The first is the voltage. If your battery's voltage is anything below 12.4, your battery isn't doing so well. The next measurement you need to pay attention to is the state of charge. Good batteries have at least 50%.

If your battery needs to be replaced, come on down to Napleton's Arlington Mazda today. Our team in Arlington Heights can install a brand-new battery that can keep your vehicle powered for years to come.



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