How to Charge a Car Battery

At Acura of Honolulu, we want everyone to know how to troubleshoot common issues with their vehicles. There may come a point at which your car battery stops working. In some cases, this is because you left the light on when you came home from work last night. In others, it is because the battery is old and needs to be replaced.

To determine the damage done, it's important to attempt to charge the battery. This can be done by unplugging your battery charger from the wall and turning it off. From there, place the red clamp on the positive battery terminal and the black clamp to the negative terminal.

Once they are attached, turn the charger on and give it a few minutes to provide some juice to the battery. After some time has elapsed, attempt to start the car to see if it took the charge.



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