It’s no surprise that your vehicle cell won’t last forever and it’s in fact the norm, if you suddenly notice the lights in your vehicle dimming it’s probably because your battery has been used for a span of three to seven years or if it’s a new bought vehicle probably because you haven’t changed the cell of your vehicle since then. And in such a situation it is always better to bring your vehicle to a vehicle mechanic or if you have the skills and knowledge needed to carry out the installation process you can do it yourself at home and save more time. It’s not a task where heavy duty is required, with the minimum tools and knowledge you can start replacing the cell and be on your way in no time.
Start off by deciding if your cell needs replacement. It’s always good to make sure that problem your vehicle is presenting is because of your cell. Because if the problem is not in your power supply then replacing the cell would be a totally waste of time and money. You can check for any formation of sulphate on the terminals of your cell, and by simply removing this you could easily solve one cell related issue in your vehicle. This is a clear indication of a bad sealing in your terminals and therefore should be properly sealed. Never touch the residue formed on the terminals with your hands as the acid in it if in contact with your skin could damage it. If there is a serious issue with your vehicles power supply it may be high time for replacement, when replacing you need to check if you can find a battery of the same brand as before or if you are unable to find it then you should always settle for the next best brand of cells in the likes of Optima batteries.
Before moving forward with removing the battery you need to create the perfect environment for cell replacement. Switch off all the power supplied in your vehicle and remove the cigarette lighter and stereo system from being damaged during the process. And then locate the switch to pop the hood which is most commonly located underneath the steering vehicle of your vehicle. And then locate the old battery and remove it safely start by unplugging the negative terminal first followed by the positive, usually the markings can be seen on the top extreme left and right of any cell. Then unfasten any brackets holding the cell in place and safely remove the batter by holding gipping on the handle. Usually AC Delco batteries come with a plastic bendable handle which makes them easy for carrying. Then take the new cell and place it in the position where your old battery was.
This time when you re-connect you start with the positive terminal followed by the negative. And secure and brackets and leavers that hold the battery in place and then slowly close the hood of the vehicle. The last step into making sure the battery is properly installed is by starting the vehicle to check if the engine is running. And if it is running it is advised to keep the vehicle running for few minutes for the engine to charge the vehicle and restore all the power needed for the vehicles overall function.