Testing Your Vehicle's Battery With a Voltmeter

Testing your car's battery is a good way to start diagnosing car problems. You can easily test your vehicle's battery with a voltmeter by touching the test leads to the appropriate terminals of the battery while the car is turned off. You should get a measure of 12.4 volts or higher if the battery is good. If the battery is bad you will know because it will measure lower than 12.4 volts and the battery will consistently lose its charge.

What Do I Do If My Battery Has Voltage but the Car Still Won't Start?

Sometimes it is necessary to check the connections to the terminals. Disconnect them, clean the terminals and connectors with a wire brush and then reconnect them and make sure they are bolted on nice and firm. If you have any questions concerning your vehicle we are always here at Fred Beans Hyundai of Langhorne to help out.

 

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