Garber Service: Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement Near Me in Saginaw
When you put your key in the ignition and turn it, you expect to hear that familiar engine sound starting. If you turn the key and the vehicle doesn’t start? More likely than not, that means your vehicle’s battery has kicked the bucket. And no one wants to be waiting in a parking lot or driveway waiting for someone to come give their dead battery a jump. Stay ahead of the game by having your vehicle’s battery tested regularly at Garber Buick on State Street in Saginaw.
Even if your vehicle is still turning on, that doesn’t mean your battery doesn’t need to be checked. When the battery is weak or dying, it can lead to issues elsewhere in the engine since they’re not getting the power they should. That’s why it’s good to swap out a dying battery before it can cause more expensive problems. Our techs will test the battery to ensure it’s working optimally and swap it for a new one if you’re not getting the level of charge you should.
If you suspect your battery is due for a replacement, don’t wait. Click the button below to schedule a service appointment with Garber Buick on State Street in Saginaw 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.