Wondering how to disconnect and remove a car battery before you go for a vacation? Cars now days have become more of a necessity than the luxury. But owning a car is not an easy job as it sounds like, because owning a car is equivalent to owning an elephant 🙂 Once you buy a car, there are a lot of things that you need to take care of. Be it car’s interior or the exterior. Even the mechanicals are also needed to be taken care of.
A car battery is one of the most integral parts of a car and when the battery goes flat, there is nothing you can really do. Well, you can easily disconnect or remove a car battery in that situation. Also, you must disconnect car battery when going on holiday with your family.
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Here are a few simple steps, which you can follow to disconnect car battery if not in use.
How to disconnect and remove a car battery
The first step includes precautions because removing a car battery is a huge task and all the electrical need to be shut down to prevent any damage to the electrical system.
Turning off the ignition
Turning off the ignition will mean that you have switched off all the electronic equipment so that it will not harm your electronics when you will remove the car battery.
Wearing safety glasses and gloves
Car battery consists of harmful chemicals and when you will disconnect the battery, you may see some chemical flowing out of the ducts. That chemical is harmful and you should be very careful about it.
Finding the positive and the negative points in the battery
It is an essential task to find the positive and the negative side of the battery. Normally, you will be able to see a ‘+’ and a ‘–’ sign on your battery but if you can’t find that, then manufacturers also paint the positive side with red color so that you can easily make out which is the positive side.
Loosening the nuts
This is a very delicate part of the process as you will be opening up the bolts of both the positive and the negative sides on the battery.
4. Using a multi attachment wrench
Try to use a multi attachment wrench if you can. It will give you freedom to open any bolt of any size.
Now, start opening up the bolt using a wrench and carefully remove it using safety gloves. Also, remove the knobs from the connections and clean them because of the corrosion and the amount of chemical stuck to the connectors.
Clean the battery with a cloth and clean it well. This will help you to take out the battery in a better way and you will not have to worry about handling it.
So now you know how to disconnect car battery for vacation or when not in use. Do you know any other tip which might be helpful to others? Please feel free to share in the comments below.