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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 be the battery cables. These oft-overlooked components connect the car battery to the other electrical components under the hood, like the alternator and the starter. When these cables become compromised, typically through corrosion, it does not matter how much juice your battery has – the car is not going to start because no energy is getting through the cables to where it needs to go.

You can detect corrosion in your battery cable ends and connectors by the presence of a whitish, powdery substance. You can try commercial connector cleaner to see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, it may be that the cable is corroded under the surface of the coating – this happens when battery acid travels down the connector and into the cable’s covering. This kind of damage is difficult to detect and cannot be fixed, so you may find yourself having to replace the entire thing.

A few things to keep in mind to make sure you’re getting good quality battery cables:

  • Check your owners manual: Check your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website to make sure you’re getting proper gauge of cable. Most four- and six-cylinder vehicles use 2 gauge cable for the battery.

  • Low-temperature flexibility: Look for low-temperature flexibility. This is particularly important if you live in a cold climate, because it allows for better resistance to cracking and other stress-related damage.

  • Durability: Choose a cable with good heat, ozone, oil, abrasion, and cut-through resistance.

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James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Cadillac DeVille - Battery Cable Replacement (Negative) - Long Beach, California
Absolute best mechanic I’ve ever had! Outstanding work, goes above and beyond. Recommend him to all my friends!!
Honda Accord - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive) - Huntington Beach, California
Outstanding! Punctual, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Efficient and complete service, well prepared in advance for the task at hand. Knows his stuff and got the job done quickly and efficiently!

Graham

15 years of experience
104 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive, Negative) - Vernon Hills, Illinois
Graham found the problem we had with our car and was resolved quickly and professionally. I will recommend to friends and family
Chevrolet Corvette - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive, Negative) - Streamwood, Illinois
Graham arrived on time Sunday morning. Didn't need to install new battery cables. Explained to me that cables were fine, just required a good cleaning around the terminals. Suggested that I use a cable cleaner and sealer to keep cables clean. Installed new battery, car started on first attempt. Graham was friendly & professional. Will use his services again when needed.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Chrysler PT Cruiser - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive, Negative) - Phoenix, Arizona
Peter arrived early and quickly realized my Brakes were good and did not need replacing. He was efficient in resolving all the issues I had him booked for. He identified a new issue and gave me a good recommendation to fix it. Peter is always looking out to save me money, time and keep me and my car safe. The dealership quoted me over $600 to do just one of the jobs that Peter managed for less than $400. I would highly recommend his services. Just don't book him, when I need him. :)
Pontiac Grand Prix - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive, Negative) - Phoenix, Arizona
Peter is my hero. He showed up at 12:00 the appointment was not until 1:30 a whole hour and thirty minutes before he had to be here,,, Who does that now a days? He knocked on my door and when I opened the door he had the brightest friendliest smile that once again put me at ease and knew it would all be all right. Peter was flawless and so profesional I will always recommend his service. I could not be more happy today MY MECHANIC is a company that has my loyalty they took care of us as promised and are also trustworthy. I did nothing special but talk to their people and right away they kept to everything they told me they would do, if that was to give us a call back to let us know we were not forgotten. Thank you and I will be singing your praises. And Peter a Special Thank you for being yourself I know who to call from now on. You guys have made me feel not everyone is out there to rip you off and some company's and their employee's are worth an excellent review.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Ford Taurus - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive, Negative) - Pikesville, Maryland
Jerome was great he know what he was doing and he knew all about my Ford and told me what to do and what not to do he was great, I will come back again and tell all my friends about what y'all are doing and tell them all about Jerome work and what he did to my car he was great I will come back thank you for what y'all did for me and sending me jerome

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