Garber Service: Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement Near Me in Rochester
Think of your vehicle’s battery as the beating heart of the engine. When you turn the keys or press the ignition button, the battery kicks the entire vehicle into life. If the battery doesn’t have enough juice, you could find yourself stranded somewhere, waiting for a kind soul to come give the battery a jump. Don’t let yourself be caught off guard. Instead, bring your vehicle into Garber Honda in Rochester and let our ASE-certified service technicians test the battery for you.
Even if the engine is still turning over, your vehicle’s battery could still be running low on charge and need to be replaced soon. With regular battery testing, we can catch a weak or dying battery before it turns into a major issue. Garber Honda has the tools to test batteries on vehicles of any age, make, or model, so even if you didn’t purchase your vehicle from us, you can still trust us to handle the battery testing and replacement for you.
Next time your vehicle is due for a battery test or replacement, bring it into Garber Honda in Rochester. Click the button below to schedule your service appointment 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.