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Car Battery Cable Replacement Service

What is the Battery Cable all about?

Battery cables transfer the current from the battery to other electrical components (starter, alternator, fuse block). Without battery cables, there will be no electrical power in any part of your car. The cables are located under the hood and are attached to the battery on one end and the engine and electrical accessories on the other. All cars have multiple cables. These cables can become corroded and cause bad connections, which will not allow the right amount of current to be transferred to the electrical components in the car.

Keep in mind:

In most cases, battery cables cannot be repaired and must be replaced as an assembly. But in some cases, your mechanic may be able to cut the corroded part of the cable and install a terminal end. By doing this, you can avoid replacing the cable assembly.

How it's done:

  • Perform a voltage drop test.
  • Remove and replace cables if voltage drop is more than 0.1 volt.
  • Clean cables.
  • Inspect charging system.
  • Perform a starter draw test.
  • Test for proper voltage output from alternator.

Our recommendation:

Corrosion is the battery cable’s worst enemy. If you open the hood of your car, you may find a white or bluish powdery substance (dried acid) on the battery and cables. This acidic substance will corrode the battery terminal ends and the battery cable. It is a good practice to have the battery and cables checked and cleaned at regular intervals (we recommend every other oil change). This will prevent the corrosion from building up and it will extend the life of the battery cables.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Battery Cable?

  • Car does not start.
  • Clicking noise when starting the car.
  • Electrical components (e.g. lights, radio, horn) may not work.

How important is this service?

Battery cables transfer currency from the battery to the electrical components of the vehicle. Without functioning battery cables, the battery has no way of outputting energy. The alternator and starter rely on battery cables for power, so malfunctioning cables mean that your vehicle won’t start up or have any electrical energy.

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James

31 years of experience
570 reviews
James
31 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

17 years of experience
122 reviews
Graham
17 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.

Joshua

7 years of experience
4 reviews
Joshua
7 years of experience
Honda Accord - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive) - Baltimore, Maryland
Joshua was on time, professional, and very helpful in not only performing the cable change, but in analyzing the underlying cause for what caused the issue.

Luis

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Luis
22 years of experience
Honda Accord - Battery Cable Replacement (Positive) - Sandy, Texas
Showed up and took a look to tell me all my options. Once we decided how to move forward, got the job done quickly and walked me through everything that was done. Will definitely use him again - highly recommended

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