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Battery Replacement & Maintenance

Garber Chevrolet Saginaw Service Center

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8800 Gratiot Rd • Saginaw, MI 48609 Call Us Now at (989) 264-0425 Schedule Service Visit

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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Battery Replacement & Maintenance

When your car battery fails, you may find yourself thinking “If only I knew sooner”, “I can’t believe I didn’t see this coming”, or “I don’t have time to deal with this”. The service technicians of Garber Chevrolet Saginaw know how inconvenient a dead battery is, which is why we recommend having it checked when you come in for service.

There are multiple ways to recognize a failing battery before it actually dies, and taking the time to be aware is always worth it. For instance, if your battery is around three to five years old then it is especially important to pay attention to a slow engine crank or a “Check Engine” light as it may be prompting you to have your battery inspected.

Experience the Garber Chevrolet Saginaw Difference

It’s easy to assume every car is like the next, every vehicle problem is the same across the board, and that the quickest solution is the best solution. All of these things may be easy, but easy doesn’t necessarily mean correct. The professional ASE-Certified Technicians of Garber Chevrolet Saginaw know otherwise. Here, we take the time to inspect each and every vehicle that comes through our doors to take care of the problem the first time around, not the fourth.

That’s why it’s important to think twice about the service center you’re entrusting your car battery to. Make the decision simple with us at Garber Chevrolet Saginaw where every service appointment comes with a courtesy 21-point inspection. The battery in your car is far too important to leave to chance.

Battery FAQ’s—

Slow Start – If it seems slower or takes longer for your vehicle to start-up.

Check-Engine Light – This may turn on when the battery is weak.

Random Warning Lights – If a “low coolant” warning light appears, even if the coolant is not low.

Low Fluid – A see-through area on the battery allows you to see the amount of fluid remaining; the lower it is, the closer the battery is to needing replaced.

Having an unreliable battery can be extremely frustrating. The first thing to check is whether you have any accessories or items plugged-in that may be draining the battery. If you have done this and that isn’t the case, then there are some other things you can examine. If the majority of the trips that you make are short, especially in cold weather, there may not be sufficient time for the amperage from the alternator to recharge after exerting power to start the car.

Of course, there is always the possibility that the battery is simply at the end of its usable life and needs to be replaced. If you’ve checked for the above concerns and that does not solve the issue, it is time for a trip to visit your friendly Garber Chevrolet Saginaw technician who can diagnose and solve your battery issues.

Garber Chevrolet Saginaw! Stop in and let one of our professional technicians help you get the right battery for your vehicle.

Garber Chevrolet Saginaw takes pride in repairing all vehicle makes, models, and ages. Whether you purchased your car from us or another dealership, we are happy to help with your vehicle needs. If you have any questions or concerns about the service center at Garber Chevrolet Saginaw, feel free to call us at (989) 264-0425.

First, be prepared with a couple things we highly recommend you keep on board:

  • You will need a set of jumper cables which can be found conveniently at the Garber Chevrolet Saginaw service center. If you are in a last minute dilemma, auto parts stores or retail stores, such as Kmart or Sears also sell them.
  • The second thing you need is another vehicle, whether a family member, friend, or simply a Good Samaritan is willing to help.

Now, follow the steps below. Don’t worry, jump starting a car battery is an easier process than you may think.

  1. Both cars must be close enough together so the jumper cables will reach from one car to the other. Turn both cars off.
  1. After opening the hoods, locate the batteries and their terminals. On the battery there will be two terminals, a red one marked positive (+) and a black one marked negative (-).
    *Be sure not to connect the positive (red) part of the jumper cable to a negative (black) battery terminal, or vice versa.
  1. Find a metal area under the hood of the vehicle with the dead battery (you will use this later).
  1. Connect a positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
  1. Connect the other positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery.

 

  1. Connect a negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery.
  1. Connect the other negative (black) jumper cable to the metal of the vehicle with the dead battery (as mentioned in step 3). You can use any metal surface as long as it is not too close to the battery. The side of the car should suffice in most cases.
  1. You’re done connecting! Start the car with the good battery.
  1. After a few minutes (approximately 2-5 min.), start the car with the dead battery.

If the car starts successfully:

  1. Remove the jumper cables, starting with the negative (black) clamps.

If the car does not start:

  1. Wait a few minutes and attempt to start the car with the dead battery again.

Everything you need to know about batteries—

The battery provides power to the electrical components in a vehicle. The lights, ignition, radio, and several other components depend on a car battery; without one that works, your vehicle will not be able to start-up.

The Process – Chemical reactions within the battery itself create the electrical energy necessary to power a car. The voltage produced travels to the ignition which allows the vehicle to turn on. Besides generating energy to start the car, the battery also stabilizes the voltage to keep the engine running.

Exclusive Coupons & Specials

At Garber Chevrolet Saginaw, our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time. As a customer-forward facility, we want to show you how much we value your business by offering exclusive coupons and specials.

Meet the Team

Because our technicians are ASE-certified and well experienced in what they do, the vast majority of mechanical issues across virtually all makes and models can be solved at Garber Chevrolet Saginaw! We encourage you to visit us for your next service appointment. Contact us today to allow one of our friendly, professional service technicians to help you stay on the road longer without a hiccup along the way.

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For today’s car owner, finding a knowledgeable automotive professional can pose a real challenge. That’s why the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was created in order to develop competent automotive technicians in all major areas of repair and service. Take the guesswork out of your next service appointment by consulting with ASE-Certified Technicians, conveniently located at Garber Chevrolet Saginaw.

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Visit Garber Chevrolet Saginaw today- your trusted facility for all auto service specials and repairs.

Our address is: 8800 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609.

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