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Change your car battery with these easy steps!

Is it safe to change your car battery on your own? What kind of precaution that you should take and what's the first step in ensuring your safety and without damaging your car components in the process. Keep on reading and we'll give you some pointers on how to change your car battery like a PROFESSIONAL! 

Read this guide for or watch the video we did with GRADUANTV here for a more simplified version of the process or read our previous article regarding how to change your car battery in Bahasa Malaysia. 

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Open your battery clamp
1. First and foremost, open up the hood of your vehicle by pulling the lever typically located inside the car on the driver's side. But before you do any of this, be sure to park your car safely at the appropriate designated parking spot or somewhere away from the busy road.
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Once you have opened the hood of your vehicle, you can now proceed to the first step which is to open your vehicle's battery clamp located right where your battery is, using a socket wrench is advisable. Refer to the picture to see where the clamp is and if you're still unsure, be sure to seek professional assistance.

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2. Disconnect the positive & negative terminal

Another thing to be aware of, is that before you replace your current battery, it is required that you disconnect the NEGATIVE TERMINAL FIRST. The negative terminal is really easy to spot! just look for the terminal with the (-) and proceed to disconnect the cables from the terminal.

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After that, just simply remove the POSITIVE TERMINAL which has a (+) indicator sign. As easy as this may be, remember to NEVER touch any metal object with both terminals! This may cause unexpected hazards to yourself and damage your other car components. 

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3. Remove the battery, but gently!

If you got the first and second step right, then now it's time to pull your old battery out! Remember the clamp that we told you to safely open on the first step? Well this is to prevent your battery from being locked to its placement.

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Now proceed to safely hold the handle on the battery and remove it gently either on a tray or safely on a flat surface. Well now you got it! Congratulations for taking the first step to completing your very first car battery replacement activity!

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4. Installing your new car battery

This step will only require you to be precise on where you place your battery and how you reestablish the cables back to its terminal. It may be a good time to clean the battery clamp or get rid of any dirt or debris before attaching the clamp back. Now all you have to do now is place the battery carefully by putting the negative and positive terminal into the correct position, ensuring that all the nuts and bolts are being put correctly too.

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After securing your battery's placement correctly, you can now proceed to tightening back your battery clamp to its original position. Next, gently reconnect the positive and negative terminal accordingly. Well now you're done! To test it out, crank up your vehicle engine and if you got all the steps right along with a functional battery, your vehicle will power up without any problems. 

Things that you need to have ready BEFORE replacing your car battery:
1. Rags and gloves
2. Crescent wrench/Socket wrench
3. A new battery for replacement
4. Safe away from the traffic  and spacious surrounding
5. Oil or soap to wipe out rust 

Here’s a little recap of what to avoid while changing your car battery :
1. ALWAYS take off the NEGATIVE terminal first
2. Avoid touching any components of your vehicle with your (-) & (+) cable
3. Pull the battery out  gently, if its stuck then you might be doing it wrong
4. Remember to memorize the nuts and bolts you’ve taken out
5. SEEK professional help when in DOUBT!

Here’s a little recap of what to avoid while changing your car battery :
1. ALWAYS take off the NEGATIVE terminal first
2. Avoid touching any components of your vehicle with your (-) & (+) cable
3. Pull the battery out  gently, if its stuck then you might be doing it wrong
4. Remember to memorize the nuts and bolts you’ve taken out
5. SEEK professional help when in DOUBT!

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