Your car’s battery starts the car up, keeps it running, and helps power all the electrical components. However, you may need to remove and replace the battery when the charge runs down or to check for any signs of damage. While this is an easy task to do alone, it needs to be done right to avoid any injuries. Follow Toyota of Downtown LA’s guide to removing a car battery safely.
Batteries can hold enough charge to deliver a deadly shock, so be sure you’re wearing insulated work gloves. You should also wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from corrosive agents. Before starting, turn off your car, because running vehicles can produce a spark and ignite flammable agents.
You should also:
If the terminal is used, then use a special battery cable removal tool to get it loose. You will find these available at our parts departments, as well as general auto parts stores.
When you are ready, follow these steps to safely remove your battery:
If you want to avoid any breakdowns between Cerritos and Mission Hills, or failed starts in Los Angeles, you need to know how to remove a car battery. Contact us today for extra help or if you have any questions. We can also help with other service problems you’re experiencing like removing the smell of smoke from your car or deciphering your Toyota dashboard lights. You can also schedule a service appointment if you want a factory-trained technician to remove the battery.
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