A byproduct of vehicles continuing to improve over time is an increase in complexity as well. At one time, battery replacement was easy enough for anyone to do. Today’s car batteries are connected to an intricate electrical system that powers a variety of functions, such as seat heaters, air conditioning, and start-stop systems. In addition, accessing the battery has become more challenging as some manufacturers have begun placing them in places other than under the hood.
With the added complexity, special tools and expertise may be needed to replace your battery and there is no better place to come for this than Garber Nissan in Saginaw. Our professional technicians can ensure proper, safe, and problem-free battery replacement- stop in today!
If no two vehicles are the same and no two vehicle problems are the same, then why would you pick a repair shop that is the same as the rest? Opt for unique care with the service center of Garber Nissan in Saginaw. We are part of a dealership that knows the ins and outs of the vehicle industry, and that every car deserves personalized treatment.
Customizing your service appointment is one of our biggest priorities since we welcome all vehicle makes and models, whether you bought from us or not. After inspecting or replacing your battery, we provide a free 21-point inspection to make sure other major parts are running as desired. Sometimes different means better, and with us, that’s a guarantee- come into Garber Nissan today!
Having an unreliable battery can be extremely frustrating. The first thing to check is whether you have any accessories or items plugged-in that may be draining the battery. If you have done this and that isn’t the case, then there are some other things you can examine. If the majority of the trips that you make are short, especially in cold weather, there may not be sufficient time for the amperage from the alternator to recharge after exerting power to start the car.
Of course, there is always the possibility that the battery is simply at the end of its usable life and needs to be replaced. If you’ve checked for the above concerns and that does not solve the issue, it is time for a trip to visit your friendly Garber Nissan technician who can diagnose and solve your battery issues.
Garber Nissan takes pride in repairing all vehicle makes, models, and ages. Whether you purchased your car from us or another dealership, we are happy to help with your vehicle needs. If you have any questions or concerns about the service center at Garber Nissan, feel free to call us at (989) 607-3555.
First, be prepared with a couple things we highly recommend you keep on board:
You will need a set of jumper cables which can be found conveniently at the Garber Nissan service center. If you are in a last minute dilemma, auto parts stores or retail stores, such as Kmart or Sears also sell them.
The second thing you need is another vehicle, whether a family member, friend, or simply a Good Samaritan is willing to help.
Now, follow the steps below. Don’t worry, jump starting a car battery is an easier process than you may think.
Both cars must be close enough together so the jumper cables will reach from one car to the other. Turn both cars off.
After opening the hoods, locate the batteries and their terminals. On the battery there will be two terminals, a red one marked positive (+) and a black one marked negative (-).
*Be sure not to 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 will use this later).
Connect a positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
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 of the vehicle with the dead battery (as mentioned in step 3). You can use any metal surface as long as it is not too close to the battery. The side of the car should suffice in most cases.
You’re done connecting! Start the car with the good battery.
After a few minutes (approximately 2-5 min.), start the car with the dead battery.
If the car starts successfully:
Remove the jumper cables, starting with the negative (black) clamps.
If the car does not start:
Wait a few minutes and attempt to start the car with the dead battery again.
The battery provides power to the electrical components in a vehicle. The lights, ignition, radio, and several other components depend on a car battery; without one that works, your vehicle will not be able to start-up.
The Process – Chemical reactions within the battery itself create the electrical energy necessary to power a car. The voltage produced travels to the ignition which allows the vehicle to turn on. Besides generating energy to start the car, the battery also stabilizes the voltage to keep the engine running.
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Because our technicians are ASE-certified and well experienced in what they do, the vast majority of mechanical issues across virtually all makes and models can be solved at Garber Nissan! We encourage you to visit us for your next service appointment. Contact us today to allow one of our friendly, professional service technicians to help you stay on the road longer without a hiccup along the way.
For today’s car owner, finding a knowledgeable automotive professional can pose a real challenge. That’s why the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was created in order to develop competent automotive technicians in all major areas of repair and service. Take the guesswork out of your next service appointment by consulting with ASE-Certified Technicians, conveniently located at Garber Nissan.
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