Safety Tips for Ideal Battery Cable Replacement

Pr-purchase Car Inspection : When you buy a car you may have a number of questions around its condition you may not be able to answer yourself. A vehicle inspection by our experienced team can help you solve any concerns you have so you can buy your car with confidence.

What a Used Car Inspection Should Cover

A thorough check-up examines mechanical, safety, and appearance aspects, such as the vehicle’s:

  • Tires.
  • Frame.
  • Suspension.
  • Glass.
  • Lights.
  • Brakes.
  • Radiator.
  • Hoses.
  • Belts.
  • Fluids.
  • Battery.
  • Body condition.
  • Exterior surface.

Where to Get a Used Car Inspection

Take the car to a trusted repair shop, if you have one. Otherwise, most dealer service departments and independent repair shops will be happy to do the inspection. Just look online or through your phone book to find local shops that perform inspections.

If the seller refuses to let you take the car away, suggest that the seller accompany you to the shop. Or, use a shop that provides mobile inspections. While these examinations aren’t as complete as those performed on a lift, they still can be quite helpful.

If you’re not buying from a local seller, you can order a per-purchase inspection from a certified inspection shop located near the seller, and the shop will send the report to you.

How Much to Pay for an Inspection:

This isn’t a time to skimp, as a quality inspection can end up saving you thousands of dollars―and a lot of frustration. Expect to pay at least $100 for the examination. However, if you have a regular mechanic shop, it may offer to do the inspection for free

Battery Cable Replacement:- Battery cables transfer the current from the battery to other electrical machinery (starter, alternator, fuse block). Without battery cables there will be no electrical power in any part of your car. The cables are located under the hood and are attached to the battery on one end and the engine and electrical accessories on the other. you can troubleshoot the car without having to pay for a potentially expensive mechanic's consultation. You probably already have the tools you need at home, too.

Safety tips:

1.Inspect and clean the connections. Prior to removing your old cables, check and clean the connections, as a bit of corrosion can often muddle up the process. Disconnect the cables from the battery, negative side first. Use a wire brush to clean both the battery post and the cable connection. You can also use a concoction of baking soda and water and dip your batter cables into it to clean them.

2.Remove the old cables. Assuming you are still experiencing problems and your battery is fine, it's time to replace the cables. Since the cables should already have been disconnected from the battery, disconnect the negative cable from where it is grounded. Next, disconnect the positive cable from the starter. Replace any cable that has obvious signs of damage or is in need of replacement.

3.Attach new cables. Using the same size, length and gauge cables you can now replace your old ones. Cables can be purchased at any auto parts supply store and it usually a good idea to bring your old ones into the store to ensure you get the proper replacements for them. First, attach the positive cable to the starter and then attach the grounding cable. Make sure the connections are clean when attaching these cables.

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