Garber Service: Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement Near Me in Linwood
In many ways, the battery is the heart of your vehicle. After all, without the battery, a vehicle can’t turn on at all and no one wants to be stranded waiting for someone to come give their battery a jump. Stay ahead of the game by having your vehicle’s battery tested regularly at Garber Chevrolet Linwood.
Why is it so important to have your vehicle’s battery tested regularly? If your car has a weak or dying battery, it can cause issues elsewhere in the vehicle. At Garber Chevrolet Linwood, our technicians can catch those issues before they become major problems by testing the battery and ensuring it’s in optimal condition. If your vehicle isn’t receiving the juice it should be, we can replace it and have you back on the road in no time.
If it’s been a long time since you had your vehicle’s battery swapped or checked, don’t wait until it won’t start. Click the button below to schedule a service appointment with Garber Chevrolet Linwood today.
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It may be time to replace your battery if:
- It takes longer for your vehicle to start up
- The Check Engine light comes on
- Random warning lights come on, such as a “low coolant” warning when the coolant isn’t low
You can also check a see-through area on the battery to see the amount of fluid remaining. The lower the fluid is, the closer the battery is to needing to be replaced.
To jump start a car battery, first you need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle. Once you have those, jumping the battery can be done in a few simple steps:
- Position the working vehicle close enough together that the jumper cables will reach from one vehicle to another. Make sure both cars are turned off.
- Open the hoods, locate both batteries and their terminals. On the battery, there will be two terminals: a red one marked with a positive (+) sign and a black one marked with a negative (-) sign. NEVER connect the positive (red) part of the jumper cable to a negative (black) battery terminal, or vice versa.
- Find a metal area under the hood of the vehicle with the dead battery; you’ll need to connect one of the jumpers to this spot later.
- Connect a positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Then connect the other positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery.
- Connect a negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery.
- Connect the other negative (black) jumper cable to the metal area of the vehicle with the dead battery that you identified in step three. You can use any metal surface as long as it’s not too close to the battery. The side of the car should suffice in most cases.
- Start the car with the good battery and wait approximately two to five minutes for the other car’s battery to charge.
- Start the car with the bad battery. If the car starts, remove the jumper cables starting with the negative (black) clamps. If the car doesn’t start, wait a few more minutes for the dead battery to get more juice.