What level of voltage means I have a bad battery?

When you jump into your vehicle and the car will not crank you suspect that you have a bad battery. The first thing to do is to turn on the headlights, jump out of your car and see if the lights are on. If the lights are on, your problem lies elsewhere. If the lights are not on or are dim, then you were probably right with your first assumption.

To confirm that your battery is bad you need to use a voltmeter to measure the charge. If you do not have a voltmeter, then you should get one. Voltmeters are invaluable instruments that you use to find voltage levels in more than just batteries. When you apply your voltmeter, and the charge level reads less than 12.2 volts, the battery is bad.

At Don Jackson Mitsubishi in Union City, GA we change bad batteries quickly and efficiently.

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