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Car battery How safe are car batteries, ive been working on getting my car up and running. and i need a battery, Am i gonna run into some trouble or replacing a baterry is complety safe

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No prob replacing car battery just becarefull to the cables when reinstall them ( - - ) ( ++ ) good luck

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