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Vehicle Battery Maintenance Safety Procedures

Because a vehicle battery holds energy, the terminals can generate sparks if proper maintenance procedures are implemented during a testing routine. If you want to avoid a shock when testing a battery, you'll need to follow a few steps while using proper maintenance equipment.

You should wear gloves while handling an old battery because chemicals could seep out of the housing. If possible, wear a pair of heavy-duty gloves before lifting a very old battery case as the thick material will block leaky chemicals more efficiently.

A voltmeter is the most important accessory since it gathers information about a battery's power level. The best voltmeter for a battery testing job will have color-coded lines. These lines will make the process of connecting the voltmeter to the terminals safely easier.

If you need to replace a car or truck battery that no longer holds a charge, visit Valley Volkswagen. We replace many kinds of batteries for motorists in Staunton, VA, and surrounding areas.

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