How to charge Chevrolet battery
If your Chevrolet battery died because you forgot the lights or the radio on, it doesn't mean that you need to replace the battery. Instead, charge the Chevrolet battery using a trickle charger to bring the battery back to fully charged state.
This method will not only bring your Chevrolet battery back to life and allow you to start the engine but ensures that the longevity of your battery is not impacted.
Yes, you can always jump start your Chevrolet with a jump box or another car, but doing so not only can have an impact on the life of the battery but it can trigger low voltage fault codes in various modules.
If you have the time and a charger it is recommended to charge your Chevrolet battery following the directions below. If jump start your Chevrolet and are experiencing problems, follow this guide to learn How to Read Chevrolet Fault Codes.
Park your Chevrolet and set the parking brake. Remove the key from the ignition or if you have proximity key, keep it away from the car.
Open the hood of your Chevrolet by pulling the hood release under the dashboard. Once you hear the hood pop open you can stop pulling on the cable. Move the front of the vehicle and lift up the hood.
Locate the battery. Some Chevrolet have a plastic cover on top of the battery. Remove the slips or screws that hold the cover in place.
You can also use the POSITIVE jump starting terminal to charge the battery. In newer Chevrolet vehicles it is required to charge the battery from this post.
Connect the red clamp on the positive terminal. Connect the black clamp on the negative terminal.
Use a 12 volt car battery charger to charge the main battery. Allow the battery to charge for a few hours. Monitor the vehicle for the first couple of hours and not leave the vehicle unattended. If the battery overheats during charging disconnect the charger. \
These instructions apply to Chevrolet vehicles such as Spark, Sonic, Bolt, Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Corvette, City Express, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Sonic, Blazer, Astro, HHR, Uplander, Avalanche etc.