1. Turn off the ignition and all consumers of electric energy.
2. Disconnect the battery. Negative wire must be disconnected first, and connect the last.
3. Remove the battery from the vehicle.
If the case has been damaged the battery, remove the battery rubber gloves to protect your skin from the electrolyte.
4. Check the battery fasteners, as they may be damaged by hitting on their electrolyte. If necessary, clean them with warm soda solution.
5. In the same solution, clean the top of the battery.
6. Inspect battery for cracks. If there are cracks, replace the battery.
7. Clean the battery terminals.
8. Clean the inner surface of the clamp wires connected to the battery terminals.
9. Install the battery in the car.
10. Connect the wires to the battery terminals.
11. Tighten the mounting clips of wires to the terminals of the battery.
12. Coat the battery terminals a thin layer of petroleum jelly.
- When charging batteries, an explosive gas mixture is released.
- When working with cables and electrical devices is forbidden the use of fire, sparking devices open by fire-dangerous light devices and smoking. Avoid sparking when handling cables and electrical devices.
- Never short the battery terminals directly - there is a great risk of injury due to heavy arcing.