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Get your battery crankin’

Get your battery crankin’

So, you crank your engine and it sounds like it will barely start. What in the world is going on with my car your thinking? Well, let’s start from square one. The first things you’ll want to check are the battery terminals. Make sure they are clamped down properly. Next make sure there is no corrosion on the metal. Built up corrosion will not allow a good connection between the battery and the terminal. You can clean this with a hard wire brush and some coke. The acid from the soda will help get rid of that build up that’s been accumulating.

Next, check the battery itself. Take it to an auto parts store that does free battery and alternator checks. They can hook it up to their tester and have an answer for you within a few minutes. In most cases it will either be your battery or alternator that’s failing. Gerber Collision and Glass recommend asking your auto parts tech if there is a warranty on your battery. Most batteries carry a three year warranty and you can save some big bucks on one that is faulty.


About Gerber Collision & Glass For over seventy years, customers have trusted their automotive collision and glass repairs to Gerber Collision & Glass. Quality workmanship backed by our Lifetime Guarantee and outstanding customer service are just a couple of the reasons why our customers choose to bring their vehicles to Gerber.


One thought on “Get your battery crankin’

  1. Thanks for sharing all of this information. It would be nice to learn it all myself. That way I wouldn’t have to spend money in auto body repair in lynnwood.

    Posted by Jordan | December 14, 2012, 6:31 pm

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