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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Battery Terminal Ends
If you experience problems starting and powering the car or find corrosion on the battery terminals, you may need to replace the terminal ends.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Battery Cable
If you experience problems starting and powering the car or find corrosion on the battery terminals, you may need to replace a battery cable.
How Long Does a Battery Cable Last?
Transferring the current from the battery to the starter and alternator is the job of the battery cables. Every time you try to start your car, the battery cables will have to...
How to Change Battery Cables
Although simple in nature, battery cables are one of the most important components of a vehicle’s electrical system. They serve as the main connection between the vehicle’s main source of...
How to Buy Good Quality Battery Cables
When your car won’t start, it’s easy to immediately jump to the battery as the problem. If a voltage test, however, shows that the battery is fine, the issue could very well...

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Hi there. The corrosion on the wiring will cause an extra load on the battery causing the battery to drain fast and force the alternator to work harder. Depending on the speaker system that you have, the alternator may not...
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My 2003 GMC Denali randomly apply's the reduced power setting which pushes out less than 50 hp and less than 38 mph.
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I have a 2008 mercury sable is there a way to just replace the positive terminal or does the whole cable have to be replace. The o
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No power to the ignition.
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What kind of battery terminal fits a Suzuki sx4?
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When I turn key on no lights on dash go on in the car. The car won't start or make any noise. What can it be?
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I have place a new battery into car second new battery .. it crank twice then nothing.. All it will do is click then die..
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Me and my boyfriend was going to pick up his son. We turned around the corner and the lights and everything was still working but car stopped.
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