Does Your Car Battery Have a Low Charge?

Your car's battery needs to have a charge of at least 12.6 volts in order for it to start a cold engine. If the battery's charge is too low, the engine won't turn over. Being able to test the battery yourself allows you to take action and get a battery replacement before the current one stops working.

You will need a multimeter or volt meter to test the battery. Turn on the meter and set it to a low voltage. Touch the meter's black probe to the negative battery terminal and the red probe to the positive battery terminal.

Still not sure of how to test your car's battery? Visit us at the Best Volvo of Rochester service department for a battery test. We can check its cold cranking amps, ability to hold a charge, its connections and the alternator.

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