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Changing a battery

So many people get nervous when they think of the electrical system of their vehicle, but it is much more simpe than they make it. almost all modern vehicles use a negative grounding system, meaning that the negative is grounded to the vehicles body, and the positive is sent throughout in wires to the needed location.
so for saftey purposes i have to recomend gloves and saftey glasses durring this operation,aproach the engine bay and locate the battery casing. many vehicles encase the battery with a "saftey"plastic sheild which is easily removed,along with the saftey bar that secures the battery to the frame. then disconect the negative, then positive termanals. remove the battery and make sure not to rub up against it or get the corrisive materials on your clothing or skin.
instalation is the same as removal. be sure that the battery that you choose is rated with a high enough cca #

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