Simple Steps for Charging a Car Battery

In an effort to assist our customers in maintaining their investment in their vehicle, today, Kurt Johnson Auto Sales wanted to pass along some simple tips on how to safely charge the battery in your car.

Make sure you identify the positive and negative terminals on the car battery first. You may have to remove a plastic covering on the terminals, then look for the plus and minus side to determine which side is which.

Be certain the battery charger is unplugged from the electrical outlet before connecting the cables. The red cable is positive and should be secured to the plus side terminal on the car battery. The black cable is negative and gets attached to the minus side of the battery.

Now the battery charger can be plugged in and turned on. Allow the battery to charge fully and note if the charger turns off on its own or if you need to turn off the power when the correct amperage is reached.

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