Jumper Cables Ankeny IA

Local resource for jumper cables in Ankeny, 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.

(515) 633-0600
2305 Martin Luther King Pkwy
Des Moines, IA
(515) 262-0592
2548 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA
Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(515) 223-6037
1998 Nw 92Nd Court
Clive, IA
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
Sat:9AM - 12PM

O'Reilly Auto Parts
(515) 963-9322
717 E 1st St
Ankeny, IA

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Ron's Auto Repair
(515) 243-2303
4235 NW 2nd St
Des Moines, IA

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(515) 299-9935
834 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
(515) 253-9295
7900 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, IA
(515) 256-8961
1123 Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA
Advance Auto Parts
(515) 264-8127
3811 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA

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East University Import Svc
(515) 266-9847
1748 E Grand 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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