It is advisable to always check the replacement battery against the existing one to ensure that size, hold down, terminal configuration, cranking capacity and bonnet clearance are suitable for the application.

  • It is best to use some form of battery backup device if possible.  We use a small battery with a cigarette lighter plug attached which inserts into the vehicles cigarette lighter socket and keeps power to the cars computer so it does not reset.
  • Ensure all accessories are switched off in the vehicle.
  • Remove the negative (-) terminal first.
  • Remove the positive (+) terminal and battery hold down.
  • Inspect the battery tray for corrosion.  If necessary clean using baking soda (the baking soda neutralises the acid) and water, then rinse with clean water.
  • Place the new battery in the tray and ensure it is level.
  • It is good practice to clean the inside of the terminal with a wire brush and remove any other corrosion.
  • Replace the battery hold down and ensure the battery is secure.
  • Replace the positive terminal and tighten.
  • Replace the negative terminal and tighten.  The negative terminal should always be replaced last.
  • Never over tighten or hammer terminal onto the battery as this can damage the posts.
  • Some form of corrosion protection over the terminals is a good idea, we use a spray designed to reduce corrosion, but grease or petroleum jelly also works fine.
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