After a few years of use, your car's battery can begin to run down. You definitely don't want to be stranded when the weather is bad, so it is best to test your car's battery to make sure that it is still up to par. Testing your car's battery requires a voltmeter, and it doesn't take long.

The voltmeter has two wires with clamps on the end. One clamp is red and the other is black. Place the red clamp on the positive battery terminal and the black one on the negative terminal. Always make sure that the engine and lights are off before testing the battery.

The voltmeter will give you a reading telling you how many volts your battery is producing. If the reading is less than 12 volts, you need to get a new battery. You should also replace the battery if it is over five years old.



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