With technology, automobiles have changed so much over the years that most people feel too intimated or don't have the right equipment to work on their own cars. But when it comes time to replace a car battery, you might want to consider doing it yourself for three reasons. No. 1: It's a simple project. No. 2: It doesn't take a lot of time. And No. 3: You don't need any fancy-schmancy tools.
Before you pull your engine apart, be certain that a dead battery is the cause of the problem. To know for sure that the battery's dead, turn on the interior car light. If it's shining brightly as usual, it's not the battery; if the light isn't as bright or it fades as you turn the key to start the car, you have the culprit.