Batteries can be one of those car components that can be an absolute pain. Sometimes they can inexplicably die or become flat, or the battery terminal can corrode. Perhaps it is no surprise that battery checks and replacements were among the most requested jobs by our customers last year. Remember, getting to the bottom of battery problems will always be tricky with out professional equipment. But where can you actually find the battery in your car for a quick preliminary check?
On most cars the battery is fitted in the engine bay at the front of the car and to the side of the engine, either on the right or the left. On some cars, though, the battery is fitted in the boot for better weight distribution. On cars fitted with an engine in the middle or the rear of the car, like the Porsche 911 or Boxster, the battery may be found in the luggage compartment at the front of the car.
Usually the battery will be a small black boxlike component with wires sticking out from the top, which are the battery cables that feed the car’s electrical system. The cables are attached to the battery terminals, there is a positive and a negative electrical terminal, the battery after all provides a direct electrical current.
If you’re not sure what battery problem you have always make sure to have the situation checked by a professional. For more information check our battery repair page.
Ps. and remember, always stay safe with batteries!