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How to Install a Car Battery

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery


Anyone can learn how to install a car battery in their own Miles City driveway; it is a reasonably straightforward process. With that said, not everyone wants to, so you may be looking for “car battery installation near me.” Look no further than Underriner Motors in Billings. Our trained technicians can install a new car battery in your vehicle and have you back on the road in no time. 

Contact our service department for more information. In the meantime, if you want to know how to install a car battery on your own, no sweat, we will take you step-by-step.

How To Install A Car Battery In 11 Steps

You will need tools to prepare for a car battery installation, although you likely already have the tools on hand. You need a wrench, possibly two, a wire brush, and a screwdriver. All the tools are dependent on how your car battery is secured. Once you have the tools you need, you can install your car battery, Miles City; here is how:

  1. Turn off the engine and put the car in park. Make sure to park your vehicle on level ground and activate the parking brake.
  2. Look for the battery under the hood, which is typically towards the front, along with the engine compartment.
  3. Before you do anything, disconnect the negative or black cable to not accidentally short circuit the system. The order of the wires will be reversed when connecting the new battery, so take note. You need to be careful to NOT touch your wrench against any of the positive or negative terminals at the same time to avoid electric shock.
  4. Disengage the positive or red cable
  5. Unscrew the bracket (or clip) that holds the battery in position
  6. Carefully remove the old car battery
  7. Take a moment to gently clean the battery connectors with a wire brush to remove any corrosion
  8. Add the new car battery and reattach the bracket or clip to keep the battery in place.
  9. Connect the positive or red cable first, again being extra careful of your wrench
  10. Once the red cable is connected, you can now reattach the negative or black cable.
  11. Start your engine and if your vehicle sounds smooth, your battery has been installed correctly.

Get Your Car Battery Installed at Underriner Motors!

Whether you live in Laurel or Bozeman, you can schedule a service appointment with us. Take advantage of our service specials to see where you can save. Our team is here to help you or answer any questions you may have. Connect with us today for car battery installation near Billings!

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