Jumper Cables Ames IA

Local resource for jumper cables in Ames, IA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to electrical cables, lower voltage electricity, road tractors, and full trailers, as well as advice and content on energy saving and battery cable.

O'Reilly Auto Parts
(515) 233-4500
426 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA

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Craig Automotive
(515) 733-4850
305 Story St
Story City, IA

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Sternquist Garage Inc
(515) 432-4175
1823 W 3rd St
Boone, IA

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Auto/Truck Repair Ctr
(515) 292-3662
1294 Xe Pl
Boone, IA

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AutoZone
(515) 253-9295
7900 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, IA
 
Advance Auto Parts
(515) 233-1450
108 SE 5TH St
Ames, IA

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Thompson Auto Care
(515) 733-9808
605 Garfield Ave
Story City, IA

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O'Reilly Auto Parts
(515) 432-0046
935 8th St
Boone, IA

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AutoZone
(515) 299-9935
834 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
AutoZone
(515) 262-0592
2548 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
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Battery Cable: Energy Saving Tips

Jump start your car

For car owners everywhere, having a set of battery cables to jumpstart a dead battery is part of a car repair tool kit. If you've recently replaced the battery in your car, you're probably thinking that a reasonable amount of time should pass before your battery goes dead again. But what happens if you've only driven the car a few times and this occurs?

Most likely, the problem is something electrical within your car that is draining the battery without you being aware of it. Sometimes it's a wiring problem: either the alternator is not recharging the battery and needs to be replaced, or electricity is reaching the alternator but for some reason is not making its way to the battery. A broken ground wire on the back of the alternator or having a faulty battery cable could also be the source of the problem. Some vehicles have an alternator fuse which can also cause a problem and drain the battery. When you leave your car, check if your trunk or dome light is left on. It could also be the radio, or an electric seat motor that's draining your battery.

In any of these situations, having battery cables can assist you to get a jumpstart from another driver. The procedure of jumpstarting your battery is fairly simple: be sure that the cars are side by side but do not let them touch and connect the appropriate cables to the other driver's battery and to yours. Without a set of battery cables it is impossible to jumpstart your car's battery, so make s...

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