How To Fix & Disconnect A Dead Car Battery In 5 Minutes Or Less

When your car battery dies and you need to jump-start your vehicle, all you need is a few simple tools and a little bit of knowledge. But if you are in an urgent way that needs professional battery assistance can straight away get fast battery assistance from us.


Usually, car battery should be located under the hood near the front of the engine compartment. You’ll find the positive (+) terminal at one end and the negative (-) terminal at the other.


How To Disconnect A Car Battery


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Disconnecting a car battery is a relatively simple process that does not require you to take your car to a mechanic or auto shop. Let’s take a closer look at the exact process you should follow to disconnect your car battery safely.


Turn Off the Car Engine

Before beginning the process of disconnecting your battery, start by turning your car off. You should never attempt to disconnect your car’s battery while your car is powered on. We’d also recommend using safety equipment, like gloves.


Find the Car Battery’s Negative Terminal


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The negative terminal should be marked by a “-“ symbol, whereas a “+” sign will mark the positive terminal. The negative terminal is also black and may have a black plastic cap for labeling, while the positive terminal will be red and have a red plastic cap.


Loosen The Nut On The (-) & (+) Terminal

Remove the plastic caps if your battery has them, then start looking for a wrench that fits the nuts and bolts for your battery terminals.


After loosening the nut, remove the negative connector cable from the battery and push it far aside. It’s essential to make sure this cable is entirely out of the way and doesn’t come in contact with the battery again until you are ready.


After removing the negative connector, repeat the exact same process for the positive connector. Again, ensure that you push the cable far away and out of contact with the battery.


Remove The Battery If Necessary

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At this point, your battery should be entirely disconnected. However, you may need to remove the battery from the tray to perform maintenance or replace it with a new battery.


Your battery likely has a securing clamp over the top of the unit that holds it in place. The clamp will be secured with nuts of its own. Use a socket wrench to remove the nuts, then remove the securing clamp or lift it away from the battery.


You should be able to lift the battery out of the tray using your hands or with the handle attached to it. Car batteries are pretty heavy, with most weighing anywhere between 15-30 kilogram.


At this point in the process, the battery is disconnected from the engine and cannot power your vehicle. You’re free to perform maintenance or swap it out with a new battery, depending on your needs.


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