A car is a complex machine made of many moving parts. A battery is one of the most important parts of a car and it needs regular maintenance to work properly. An important component of the battery is the car battery cable. In this blog, we will find out what it is and when it needs replacement.

What is a Car Battery Cable?

A Car Battery Cable is a link between your car’s battery and its other components like the alternator or the starter. This cable supplies the power from the battery to these components. One end of the cable is attached to the battery located under the hood while the other end is attached to the engine and other car accessories. If the battery cable is broken or corroded, it can cause fluctuations in the supply of current and may lead to the malfunctioning of some components.

Car Battery Cable Replacement Service

The battery acid is often deposited on the terminal ends of the battery and the battery cable. And this dried acid leads to the corrosion of the battery cable over time. You can prevent this corrosion from building up by having your battery cables checked and cleaned regularly. It is recommended to get the cables cleaned after every other oil change.

However, once the cable is completely corroded, there isn’t much you can do. Some of the common indications of that are if your car doesn’t start or makes a clicking noise while being started. Also, if the car’s radio or lights are not working, this might be another sign that the battery cables are damaged. The best solution is to get them checked by an expert.

Most of the time, It would need an assembly replacement. However, sometimes, an expert mechanic might be able to avoid replacement by just cutting the corroded part and reinstalling the terminal end.

Why is Car Battery Cable Replacement Service Important?

A car battery cable is an important component of your car. Having a corroded cable alters the supply of current to the different components of your car. And if your battery cable is broken, your car might not even start. The cable is the only means through which electricity transfers from the battery to car components and accessories. Without properly functioning battery cables, power can’t reach the components.

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How Does it Work?

To find out if your car battery cable is broken and to replace it, you will need to do the following:

  • Get an Expert to Perform a Drop Voltage Test
  • If the Drop is more than 0.1 Volt, the cable would need to be removed and replaced
  • Clean and install the new cable
  • Inspect the charging system
  • Perform a started draw test
  • Check if the voltage output is proper

Wrapping up

The best way to ensure that your car battery cables aren’t corroded is to get them regularly cleaned and checked. However, if you fail to do so, you might need to get them replaced.  Whether it is regular car maintenance or replacement of parts, post a request on Swezo and our expert mechanics will contact you within minutes.

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