How to Charge Your Car Battery


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We’ve all been there: accidentally left our vehicle lights on overnight, then greeted by a dead car the next morning. Learn how to charge your car battery in order to resolve this problem quickly, so your car can get back to where it belongs—out on the roads of Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill, NJ.

Here at Elite Acura, we want our drivers to be as well-informed as possible. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to how to charge your car battery. Now, let’s dive right in!

How to Charge Your Car Battery

Charging your car battery is a fairly simple process. Here’s easy-to-follow step-by- step instructions:

  1. Safety first: make sure your charger is turned off.
  2. Next, hook up the positive cable on the charger to the positive terminal on the battery; likewise, hook up the negative cable on the charger to the negative battery terminal.
  3. Then, set the charger rate, turn it on, and set the timer.

How long your battery is going to need to charge ultimately depends on its voltage and the charge rate set on the charger. Generally you can expect charging to take from six to 12 hours.  If the battery can’t hold a charge, it might be time for a replacement, which you can find in our on-site parts center.

Battery Corrosion

How Often Do I Need to Replace My Car Battery?

If you’re taking proper care of your battery, it has the ability to last approximately six years; on average, you’ll get from three to five years life out of it.

There’s a number of signs that you may need a new car battery:

  • Your engine is slow to start, a sign that it’s beginning to wear out
  • You experience electrical issues, such as dim service and interior lights
  • Your check engine light turns on
  • Your battery cracks or swells due to extreme heat or cold
  • Your battery connectors have corroded

Battery Service

Where Can I Find Car Battery Services near Me?

If you need assistance with battery repair or replacement, be sure to schedule an appointment with the highly trained technicians in our service center. They’ll be happy to help with all of your battery needs as well as both minor services and major repairs.

In our on-site parts center, we only stock OEM products, so you know you’re getting the highest quality possible when you bring your car to us.

Come by Our Service Center!

If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can easily do so right here from our website. If you’d prefer to speak with someone directly, just give us a call or even send us a text. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Elite Acura
Elite Acura
2840 Route 73 North
Maple Shade, NJ, 08052 United States
(856) 722-9600
Elite Acura 39.9424017, -74.9760096.