An easy way to find out the car battery is exhausted, number 4 is mostly done by vehicle owners.
The car battery’s condition should always be in prime condition because it is a source of electric current to support engine performance to electrical components.
Because it is continuously used, the ability of the car battery will decrease.
In other words, the electric current that can be generated and stored is, of course, not as good as a new battery.
Well, to find out the condition of the car battery is soaked or not, there are several ways.
Steps can do the steps at home.
There are at least four ways to find out if the car battery has worn out or not.
Anything? Let’s see together.
- MID Indicator Panel
Cars are now more sophisticated in detecting car batteries soak or not.
That is, you only need to look directly at the indicators on the MID panel.
“Many cars now display battery voltage directly,” said Bahtiar, Head of Auto2000 Workshop, Kalimalang, East Jakarta.
If the battery voltage indicator panel is below 12 volts, the battery has started to drain.
The size of the car battery voltage is still good; the voltage ranges from 12-12.5 volts.
The simplest way to find out the ability of the battery to start to soak or not be felt when starting the engine.
A soaked car battery will be difficult to lift the starter motor rotation.
“When we start the car, it requires more than 70% of the battery capacity,” added Bahtiar.
A good car battery will be very easy to turn the starter motor. Otherwise, the car engine will be difficult to start.
- Indicators in the Battery Body
Knowing the car is soaked or not can be directly seen on the body of the car battery.
The Maintenance Free (MF) type car battery, on average, already provides an indicator in the form of a small glass.
“When viewed, this small glass will show color as an indicator of battery health,” he explained.
If the indicator glass is blue, it means the battery is still in good condition.
However, if it is seen as white, it means that the car battery voltage has dropped.
“If the indicator glass is red, then the battery cell has been damaged and must replace a new battery,” concluded Bahtiar.
Not a few people to find out the condition of the battery how to honk the horn.
“It’s true, for can use this method to find out if the battery is soaked or not,” explained Bahtiar.
The sound of the horn that is still tight proves the battery voltage is still well maintained.
However, if the sound of the horn is a bit dim, meaning that the battery voltage is low, you should check or replace a new battery.