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How to Change a Car Battery

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Changing a car battery is a basic skill that all drivers today should have. When you purchase a battery at a local business, many of them will change your car battery for free. If your battery is in extremely bad shape, it’s possible that your car won’t make it to the battery store. In that case, you’re going to need to change your own car battery.   Tools you’ll need: Battery Terminal Wrench Most battery terminals are 5/16” or 10mm. Using a specialized rubber-handled wrench will help prevent accidental grounding with other metal parts. A combination wrench will also work....

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Rechargeable Batteries vs. Non-Rechargeable Batteries

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Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries have many of the same properties, with a few minor differences. Before 1859, there were no rechargeable batteries. The popular lead-acid battery was the first rechargeable battery, and was the first of its kind. We still use lead-acid batteries in our cars today. The original lead-acid battery paved the way for the extremely popular sealed lead-acid batteries used in thousands of applications; ranging from golf carts to powered wheelchairs. These lead-acid batteries are now vibration resistant, and properly maintained batteries will hold their charge for a very long time. Rechargeable batteries are all around us. They...

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