How to Remove a Car Battery in Long Island City

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery

The battery found inside your East Hills vehicle doesn’t just power your spark plug. In fact, it’s responsible for powering basically anything electronic in your vehicle. That means the power windows, door locks, radio, infotainment system, and more all need your battery to function. So, if it’s time for removing your car battery and replacing it with a new one, Major World Chevrolet has a handy guide to taking out a car battery in Bayside. Don’t forget, we’re your service team for all things Chevrolet!



Preparation for Removing a Car Battery

People have probably told you that car batteries hold enough amperage to kill you, or at least seriously injure you. While this is still true, modern battery technology makes it so that you will likely be okay if you touch battery terminals. That being said, we’ve got some serious facts that we should cover upfront:

  • Never touch a car battery terminal without electrically insulated work gloves.
  • Always wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from corrosive chemicals inside the battery.
  • Always turn your vehicle off before you attempt to move the battery, as you run the risk of a deadly explosion.

Now that we’ve got warnings out of the way, you should also keep the following in mind on how to remove a car battery:

  • Keep the battery cables in their proper place with zip ties. If they touch, it can create deadly explosion-inducing sparks.
  • Cover the positive battery cable end with a cloth once it is removed to avoid the risk of metal-to-metal contact.
  • Take off any jewelry or metal — including necklaces, watches, and bracelets — to prevent getting electrocuted.
  • Stay in a well-ventilated area to protect yourself from outgassing from the flammable and dangerous liquid compounds used in your car battery.

Here’s How to Remove a Car Battery Step-By-Step

Once all the preparations are in place in Forest Hills, follow these steps to safely remove a car battery:

  1. Find the negative battery terminal. It should have a black plastic cover and/or a minus sign.
  2. Locate the bolt head of the negative terminal and, with a wrench or pliers, hold it steady.
  3. Use another set of pliers or a wrench to remove the nut.
  4. Pull off the negative cable and place it safely away from the battery.
  5. Repeat the above steps for the positive cable, being careful to ensure that the two battery cables do not touch!
  6. If the battery is held by a securing bracket, use your pliers or wrench to take out the screws and bolts that hold it in place.
  7. Lift the battery straight out of the bracket. Remember, it may be heavy.

Learn More About Removing a Car Battery With Major World Chevrolet

Want more information on taking out a car battery? Major World Chevrolet has a team of technicians in Long Island City ready to help you. Contact us today with your question to be linked up with someone from our team, or schedule service and get it taken care of in person.


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