Keeping your car's battery in top shape is critical to ensuring that it is ready to go when you are. Some simple checks can be done quickly and easily at home while others may require a visit to your local service center.

One quick check that can be done at home if your vehicle is appropriately equipped is a simple voltage check. You can check your battery by simply turning the key to the on position without starting the vehicle. The voltage meter should read between 12 and 14 volts. If your car or truck is not equipped, you can use a standard voltmeter under the hood to perform the same check. Just apply the red lead to the positive terminal and the black lead to the negative terminal and check the reading.

If you are not able to perform checks in this way, a quick visit to a quality service center like the technicians at Corley's Albuquerque Lincoln will quickly perform this check for you.

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