Battery Cable Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Battery Cable all about?

Battery cables transfer the current from the battery to other electrical components (starter, alternator, fuse block). Without battery cables, there will be no electrical power in any part of your car. The cables are located under the hood and are attached to the battery on one end and the engine and electrical accessories on the other. All cars have multiple cables. These cables can become corroded and cause bad connections, which will not allow the right amount of current to be transferred to the electrical components in the car.

Keep in mind:

In most cases, battery cables cannot be repaired and must be replaced as an assembly. But in some cases, your mechanic may be able to cut the corroded part of the cable and install a terminal end. By doing this, you can avoid replacing the cable assembly.

How it’s done:

  • Perform a voltage drop test.
  • Remove and replace cables if voltage drop is more than 0.1 volt.
  • Clean cables.
  • Inspect charging system.
  • Perform a starter draw test.
  • Test for proper voltage output from alternator.

Our recommendation:

Corrosion is the battery cable’s worst enemy. If you open the hood of your car, you may find a white or bluish powdery substance (dried acid) on the battery and cables. This acidic substance will corrode the battery terminal ends and the battery cable. It is a good practice to have the battery and cables checked and cleaned at regular intervals (we recommend every other oil change). This will prevent the corrosion from building up and it will extend the life of the battery cables.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Battery Cable?

  • Car does not start.
  • Clicking noise when starting the car.
  • Electrical components (e.g. lights, radio, horn) may not work.

How important is this service?

Battery cables transfer currency from the battery to the electrical components of the vehicle. Without functioning battery cables, the battery has no way of outputting energy. The alternator and starter rely on battery cables for power, so malfunctioning cables mean that your vehicle won’t start up or have any electrical energy.

Fast and easy Battery Cable Replacement service at your home or office.

Business fleets of any size can be serviced at your location. We will come to you before, during or after your business hours. We can also help you track your vehicle usage over time and will schedule our fleet services accordingly. You can then focus on the business of making money, as we will keep track of fleet maintenance for you. Result: No more wasted employee time or wages while they take your company vehicles to a service location. No more down time for company vehicles while they’re being taken and serviced off-site, and no lost billable revenue!

Better service then a shop, we get you back on the road ASAP.We supply all company drivers with a fleet service card that has a 24 hour service number, your drivers will have access to our services anytime of the day. If a driver breaks down he simply have to call the number provided and a truck will be dispatch to his location. We also offer a convenient 26 day billing cycle.

Getting Started

Fleet-Image-1Getting started is the easy part; simply provide us with the information listed below and we will contact you to schedule an appointment. We will perform a complimentary vehicle inspection and report to your fleet manager our findings. This will give you the general condition of your vehicle and help you in the planning of future services and repairs that may be needed. This will also give our staff the ability to get to know your vehicle and how it is used in your business. This way we will have the ability to make recommendations to keep your fleet performing at its best. We realize many fleets may have specific needs. Our staff will be happy to assist in this manner if possible.
Information Needed:

  • A list of vehicles that are on the plan, including tag numbers and any ID numbers you may use and a list of drivers.
  • The billing address with special instructions such as purchase order numbers, marked attention to, etc.
  • Payment method: business credit card, business check or accounts payable (a completed credit application with prior approval will be needed)
  • Name and phone number of individual responsible for authorizing estimates and repairs.
  • Past vehicle history (when possible) and each vehicles’ intended use. This will help our staff service your fleet better and make recommendations in the future.

The automatic transmission fluid and filter help lubricate, cool and clean internal components of the transmission. They also help maintain the hydraulic pressure necessary for the transmission to function properly. If your vehicle doesn’t engage smoothly and promptly when you put it in drive, it may be time to get an automatic transmission service by a highly trained technician at 2 Brothers. Replacing your transmission fluid and filter according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations helps preserve the life of the transmission and helps maintain your vehicle warranty.

2 Brothers offers three Automatic Transmission Services. Your 2 Brothers technician can help you determine which if any is necessary for your vehicle based on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
Automatic Transmission Drain and Fill Includes:

If changing the transmission fluid is the only service called for, 2 Brothers technicians will remove the transmission fill/drain plug, drain the old automatic transmission fluid, reinstall the fill/drain plug and refill the transmission with new automatic transmission fluid to the proper level.
Automatic Transmission Filter Replacement Includes:

If changing the transmission filter and fluid is called for, 2 Brothers technicians will remove the transmission pan, remove the old transmission filter and replace it with a new transmission filter. In the process they will remove the old gasket material, replace the pan gasket with a new gasket and reinstall the pan, then refill the transmission with new automatic transmission fluid to the proper level.
Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange & Filter Replacement Includes:

In this service, 2 Brothers technicians will replace your automatic transmission filter and fluid plus any other fluids in the transmission system, including the torque converter and transmission cooler.

How often?

Vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for automatic transmission fluid and filter replacement vary. Ask your 2 Brothers Service Advisor about your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

The steering and suspension system on your vehicle is responsible for maintaining comfortable riding conditions and driving performance. The steering and suspension system also helps drivers remain in control of their vehicles at all times. The suspension system converts forward energy created by bumps in the road into vertical energy that travels up into the vehicle frame. Suspension system components, like coil springs and shock absorbers, help to dampen the impact of this road force. While the individual components comprising each suspension system may vary, all suspension system components will weaken over time through stress applied during normal driving conditions. Similarly, off-road driving and erratic driving can wear down suspension components more quickly. Regardless of your driving preferences, we have the necessary equipment to identify and correct any issue plaguing your steering and suspension system. Our staff is trained to inspect the steering and suspension components in order to determine whether your service will entail a minor adjustment or a replacement.

Benefits of Steering and Suspension System

Shaky, unsteady, off-center, and stiff steering are all cause for getting a steering system repaired, while excessive bouncing or swaying during bumps and intermittent control while driving and braking are cause for a suspension system inspection. Uneven tire wear is also a potential sign of a suspension problem, though this may also point to alignment issues. Have you hit a pothole recently? Potholes can cause damage to steering and suspension components. Worn suspension components will reduce the stability of the vehicle and the control of the driver. Because suspension system components combine into one working unit, suspension issues that go untreated have the potential to increase the wear on other suspension components, which may result in more extensive repairs down the road. If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact us online or by phone today.

You vehicle requires a regular tune-up for optimal performance and efficiency. Our mechanics at All Tire & Service in New York and New Jersey can perform preventative maintenance, including tune-ups on your vehicle. Most vehicles need a tune-up every 30,000 miles. All Tire & Service provides quality, affordable tune-ups, as well as other auto repair services in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas.

What tune-ups do: A routine tune-up can easily protect against major engine problems by finding and changing worn components such as spark plugs and fuel filters. Keeping a regular tune-up schedule will help your vehicle last much longer, preserve a higher fuel mileage, and boost efficiency.

Why tune-up service is necessary: Just like anything else, your vehicle has parts that have a life expectancy. These parts and their life expectancy are shown in your owner’s manual with specific manufacturer benchmarks, about every 30,000 miles. While these parts may last longer than the suggested time frame, it is a good idea to have them checked by a qualified mechanic, on a regular basis. If these parts are not regularly inspected and car diagnostic is not performed, a major issue could occur.

A Routine Car Tune-Up Protects the Life of Your Car

If your car is having complications such as:

Poor gasoline mileage
Slow acceleration
Engine sounds appears: knocks, or pings
Noticeable electrical issues
Air flow issues

A complete tune-up done by our expert mechanics in West Palm Beach consists of:

Replacing the air filter
Switching out the gas filters
Installing new spark plugs and spark plug wires
Inspecting the distributor cap and putting in a new one if needed
Examining the blades and installing a new rotor if the old one has splits, burning or carbon build-up
Checking the valve-cover gasket and adjusting the valves
Inspection and filling all fluids
Switching out Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve, if plugged

All Tire & Service offers Automotive Tune-Ups in West Palm Beach

At All Tire & Service we know that preventative maintenance such as tune-ups can go a long way in saving money over the life of your vehicle. Make an appointment for a tune-up today at 2 Brothers in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas, to avoid car problems and extend the life of your car!2 Brothers is thrilled to be your local choice for tune-ups, preventative maintenance, and tires in New York and New Jersey and surrounding areas.

Your brake system’s rotors, in conjunction with the brake pads, help bring your vehicle to a complete stop. Commonly made of cast iron, rotors are discs that mount to the wheel hub. When you press the brake pedal, the brake pads compress against the rotors and slow your wheels. Rotor design may vary from vehicle to vehicle and from brake system to brake system. Variations in design help dissipate the heat created between the brake pads and the rotors when you slow your vehicle. Disc brake systems can account for heat dissipation in two ways: either the rotors will have a ventilated design, or the brake pads will contain a slot on the surface. These vents and slots provide passages so air circulation can effectively cool the rotor. Proper heat dissipation is extremely important for prolonging the life of your rotors. Drivers are encouraged to watch their brake rotors and seek rotor repairs or rotor replacements when necessary.

Why Should You Have Brake Rotor Replacement Services?

Brake pads and rotors work together to stop your vehicle, and share similar wear patterns. As brake pads compress against the rotor to stop the vehicle, the friction required to slow your wheels creates a large amount of heat that, if not properly dissipated, can wear down your brake pads and rotors. A vibrating brake pedal is one indication that your rotors are damaged and need to be replaced. When a rotor is removed from the brake assembly, the rotor will be inspected for cracks and other damage incurred during routine operation. Periodic inspections of rotors will prolong rotor repairs and replacements while ensuring your brake system continues operating as expected. Seeking brake rotor replacements within the service intervals indicated by your owner’s manual, or as wear and tear dictates, is an important part of brake maintenance. If you are wondering if a rotor replacement is right for your vehicle, please consult with a member of our service staff today.

Heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced, causing reduced efficiency heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance!

Indications your A/C system may be having issues:

If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.

A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:

Examining the internal controls and blower
Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
Inspecting the compressor belt
Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages.
A cooling system pressure test
Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
Measuring the interior vent air temperature

Our repair and maintenance services include:

Air Conditioning
Have you been sweltering in your vehicle lately? Perhaps your car’s air conditioner isn’t functioning properly. At 2 Brothers we have qualified service professionals who can fix your air conditioner. To have an air conditioning system serviced, repaired, or replaced by experts consider calling 2 Brothers. You can also call us with any questions relating to your vehicle’s air conditioner.

Belts
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car’s engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle’s fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on 2 Brothers for all your vehicle’s repair needs.

You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts – and get your car driving right – call 2 Brothers today. The mechanics at Key Auto Center will thoroughly inspect your car’s belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.

Radiators
Radiators are heat exchangers for cooling your car’s internal combustion engine. A radiator cools the engine by circulating an engine coolant through the engine block – it then loses the heat to the atmosphere through radiation. A radiator has a set of tubes through which the engine coolant flows. Fins surround these tubes. When the radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could damage the engine components. To prevent this from happening, have your radiator serviced regularly. To have your radiator needs handled by experts, call 2 Brothers today.

A check engine light could indicate everything from a loosened gas cap to something even more severe like a blown head gasket. Having problems looked at as soon as possible could protect against various other failings of engine parts.

Benefits of Automotive Engine Repair

What it is: Mostly all vehicles now are prepared with highly innovative electronic engine control systems that could recognize as well as prevent troubles that will harm your automobile. A little computer system in your engine gets info from a network of sensing units and switches that informs your ignition, gas systems and emission control systems what to do. When one of those systems fails or misfires it causes the computer to turn on your check engine light.

Call us at the very first indication of any kind of engine complications such as:

Noises and thumps
Low gas economy
Failing to pass an emissions examination
Dash panel alert lights

Our mechanics could examine a large number of engine elements by tapping in to your car’s computer system:

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Ignition System
Electrical Systems
Emissions
Fuel Injection System
Restraint Systems
Loosened or worn out hoses
Sensing units and Spark Plugs

Most problems can be examined and fixed at our location, so drop in at the first indication of trouble.

Diagnostic Services

We take care for your vehicle

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When your Check Engine light comes on, a trouble code will be stored in one or more of your vehicle’s computers. There are certain conditions (usually 4-5 specific criteria) that have to be met for a trouble code to set, and it is vitally important that the technician who is diagnosing your car checks all of them before he/she makes a repair decision.
The diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is effectively the “tip of the iceberg”. The trouble code takes you to “an area” for further testing to properly determine where the real fault is. The diagnostic fee allows us the time to thoroughly test and accurately determine the real cause of the warning light using the professional test equipment we have invested in.

Performance Upgrades

We can fine-tune your car

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