Jumper Cables Iowa City IA

Local resource for jumper cables in Iowa City, 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.

(319) 354-8224
13 Highway 1 West
Iowa City, IA
O'Reilly Auto Parts
(319) 337-3551
915 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA

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Fred's Auto Repair
(319) 455-2210
110 Lincoln Ave
Lisbon, IA

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(319) 524-7022
2215 Main St
Keokuk, IA
(563) 323-3663
1535 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Skay Automotive Svc Inc
(319) 351-2832
1936 Boyrum St
Iowa City, IA

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Action Automotive
(319) 683-3500
1086 Kiwi Ave
Kalona, IA

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(319) 754-5023
3501 Agency St
Burlington, IA
(563) 332-3954
3514 Middle Rd
Bettendorf, IA
(515) 256-8961
1123 Army Post Rd
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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