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Testing car battery?

What should the reading be when testing the car battery using multimeter when ignition on & off?

Also when testing do I need to ground the multimeter to just stick the two prongs to + - ends of the batter?
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11.8-12.5 should be about right. Just put the red on the + terminal and black on the - terminal and with the engine running that will tell you what the alternator is producing.
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