12th October 2015

Even a Diva Can Change a Car Battery

posted in Auto Maintenance |

I Got This!

Hey ladies, have you ever taken a minute and thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could change a flat tire, replace the battery, or do my own oil change?

Of course you haven’t! Come on, as mundane tasks goes, we as women have enough on our plates already; the last thing we’re trying to become is the neighborhood mechanic.

I feel you! But after wasting an afternoon and evening waiting on my dear brother to come take care of my dead car battery; only to watch him drive up, take out a simple tool kit, unscrew two screws, lift out the old battery, put in the new battery, and then screw back the two screws — I thought — geez! I could have done that.

I have to be honest with you though, when it comes to being independent, I’m a bit of a maverick. My theory is: There are certain times when we should be feminine and cute, but then there are some times we just have to roll up our sleeves and say, “I got this”. The cool thing is the choice is ours.

I don’t know what type of woman you are, but the mere fact that you’re at this site reading this article says you have a little umph! in you. So if there’s ever a need, here are just a few things you need to know and have to change your battery:

1. Make, model and year of car (Find out if you have a top post or side post battery)
2. Where the battery is located in the car
3. Small tool kit with a socket wrench
4. A new battery (by the way ladies, batteries and alternators go hand in hand so if you’re at an automotive store, have them check both. You may need an alternator. A bad one can make the battery go dead).

That’s pretty much it. Once you have these things in place, you should be able to handle things from there. Okay, now go out and change that battery!

Side note – Ladies, if you’ve done something silly like left the lights on all night, left the radio running or something along those lines, then you most likely will just need to recharge the battery. A simple “jump”can do that so keep a pair of jumper cables in your car or better still, get a battery starter charger.

Once you’ve gotten a “jump, keep the car running for a few minutes before turning the car off and you should be set.

Please Read – This article will not take the place of expert technical advice and should not be viewed as such. If you have never popped the hood of your car and have no idea what a “socket wrench” is, then your best bet is to visit your neighborhood auto store, call roadside service or your favorite guy friend.

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  1. 1 On January 25th, 2017, Luca Samson said:

    That’s a great, quick and dirty guide. It might help to add a few images of what to do as well, to make it a more well-rounded article 🙂

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