I watched some videos on changing car batteries, but I’m not 100% sure. I have an Interstate battery ready to go into my Crown Vic tomorrow morning, but I want to be absolutely sure that I’m going to do it correctly.

Let me list off the steps in order, and you guys can correct me.

  • Remove negative battery terminal, set it aside (isolated).
  • Remove positive terminal cover, remove the terminal, set aside (isolate).
  • Remove battery bracket holding it in place.
  • Remove the old battery.
  • (Optional) Clean battery terminals with solution and brush. I already bought a kit for this.
  • Drop in the new battery, install the securing bracket.
  • Remove red plastic cover, install positive terminal and tighten it. Put the terminal cover on.
  • Secure negative terminal after removing the plastic piece. Tighten it real good.
  • All done?

Did I get it right?