Your vehicle’s battery cables are an important integral part of the charging system for your car, truck or SUV. You have two battery cables in a vehicle: the positive and the negative cable. Their job is to carry the current from your battery to your other electrical components, such as your alternator, fuse block and starter. If your battery cables fail, there will be no electrical power in any part of your car. The cables attach to the battery and then carry the current to the engine and electrical accessories.
The most common reason for battery cables to fail is when they have corrosion on them. If the corrosion is not removed and remains on the cables, it can eat through the copper wiring and make the cables useless. Corrosion causes bad connections and does not allow the correct amount of electrical current to transfer to the electrical components in your vehicle.
There are some symptoms that you may notice before your battery cables fail completely. These include your vehicle not starting or clicking noise when you start the car with it starting either slowly or not at all. You may also notice that some electrical components, such as your radio, horn or lights don’t work.
Corrosion doesn’t reverse itself, but rather can eat through the entire cable on your battery. It’s best to have this service if you expect a malfunction. In some cases, if it’s caught early enough, you may only need a small portion of the battery cable removed, rather than replacing both cables as a set.
Our service center provides the best battery cable inspection, repairs, and inspection services. You should only trust a reputable dealership, such as LaFontaine Volkswagen to inspect and service your battery cables.
We have a state-of-the-art facility with all the tools necessary to perform a voltage drop test, remove and replace cables if need be, clean your cables and inspect your entire charging system to make certain your vehicle is reliable on the road.
We proudly serve the communities of Livonia, Detroit, Taylor, and Westland, MI by servicing all makes and models of cars as well as by honoring all competitors’ coupons. We take great pride in making certain you have a multi-point vehicle inspection at no charge to keep you safe on the road. Stop in one of our locations to have your battery cable inspection today.
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