The Basics on Charging a Car Battery

Charging your car's battery shouldn't be a daunting task. At McClary Ford, we make it a priority to provide our Athens, AL consumers with information that can help them care for their vehicles. Follow these tips when your battery needs to be charged.

First, you will need to identify the positive and negative terminals. Typically, the positive terminal is marked with a +, and the negative terminal is marked with a -. You may have to flip the plastic covers out of the way to attach the clamps. The red clamp should be attached to the positive terminal, and the black clamp should be attached to the negative terminal. After you have made sure the clamps are secure, you can plug the battery charger in the wall and turn it on.

A battery may die because the interior lights or headlights were left on, but if your battery continues to lose its charge, then it is best to have it inspected by a service mechanic.

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