Jumper Cables Fort Dodge IA

Local resource for jumper cables in Fort Dodge, 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) 573-4959
2131 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA

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O'Reilly Auto Parts
(515) 832-5008
1605 Superior St
Webster City, IA

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Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(515) 223-6037
1998 Nw 92Nd Court
Clive, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
Sat:9AM - 12PM
Sun:Closed

AutoZone
(563) 263-4939
415 Cleveland St
Muscatine, IA
 
AutoZone
(515) 299-9935
834 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Advance Auto Parts
(515) 955-3323
2824 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA

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AutoZone
(563) 243-3750
906 S 4th St
Clinton, IA
 
AutoZone
(563) 391-6007
105 East 53rd Street
Davenport, IA
 
AutoZone
(641) 228-1881
910 S Grand Ave
Charles City, IA
 
Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(712) 323-3551
15 South 20Th Street
Council Bluffs, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
Sat:8AM-NOON
Sun:Closed

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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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