Changing your car battery is one of the easiest maintenance jobs you can do yourself. However, there are some complications and research to be done before you replace the battery. To find out the right battery for your car, you can always check the current battery specs, the owner’s manual, or refer to a car buying website that offers plenty of specs and other info.
Before we delve into the procedures, we need a basic understanding of automotive batteries and how they work. Modern cars including gas, diesel, and even electric run on a 12V system. Unfortunately, cars still use regular lead-acid batteries because of their low cost and easy availability. Compared to the lithium-ion batteries used by modern smartphones and other electronics, lead-acid batteries are capable of storing a lot of charge and output high output for short periods of time, making them perfect for use in cars.