How to Test if Your Battery is About to Fail

If you are getting ready to drive to work in Dalhart, TX, the last thing you want to find is that your car won't start because of a dead battery. There are a couple of ways you can test your battery to find out if it’s starting to fail.

The best way to test your battery is with a tool called a multimeter. You attach it to your battery and then turn on the engine. A battery in good working order should test at least 12.6 volts.

If you don't have a multimeter, you can do a more rudimentary test. Shut off your car and turn on your headlights for about 10-15 minutes. Then start your car. If your headlights dim, it's a sign your battery may need to be replaced.

If you need a new battery or want to get it tested, bring your car in to Xit Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram.

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