Be in the Know About Your Car's Battery

There's nothing worse than getting into your car and trying to turn it on to drive around West Nyack, NY, only to have nothing happen. A healthy and properly functioning battery is crucial to getting you where you need to go on time. That's why proper testing of your battery is an essential part of regular car maintenance.

You will need a voltmeter to test your car's battery. After turning off your vehicle and ensuring all lights are turned off, connect the positive and negative test leads on the voltmeter to the respective battery posts. Make sure to connect the positive lead first. Then, check the reading. Anything below 12.4 volts at 75% charged indicates a bad battery that needs to be replaced.

If the time has come for a new battery, the service professionals at Kia of West Nyack are happy to help you select the best battery for your needs and install it quickly.

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