Is Your Battery Bad or Dead? Here's How to Check

At Audi Dallas we know a bad battery can ruin your day. Sometimes a battery can simply need a charge. In other cases your battery may need to be replaced. There is a way to test your battery to see if it is still able to maintain a charge and function properly.

The tool you need to check your battery is called a multimeter. You will connect the positive and negative leads to the appropriate posts on your battery. A good battery should be reading out at 12.4 volts or higher. If the voltage is lower than 12 volts you could have a problem. This is especially true if the battery is more than five years old.

We want to invite you down to our service department here in Dallas where our service professionals are happy to test your battery. We can also help with installation if your car needs a new battery.


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