New Car Batteries, Car Battery Replacement Services

Battery & Electrical Maintenance Services

Everything starts with your battery. And there’s nothing worse than a dead battery when you need to get somewhere. If your 12 volt car battery doesn’t answer the call every time you need it, then it’s time to take action because you won’t get far from your home in the Chicago or Northwest Indiana area. Whether, your car needs a full battery replacement or just some clean battery terminals, Jiffy Lube® has a battery service that will help your car to remain a self-starter.

The battery supplies electrical power to the starter, along with the rest of the electrical components of the vehicle, which is necessary to start the engine. When the engine starts running, the charging system takes over to provide electricity to the various vehicle electrical systems.

A vehicle battery has several important functions, some of which are:

  • providing power to the starter motor, ignition system, fuel system, and other electrical devices during engine starting
  • storing energy
  • providing power to the electronic components as required when the vehicle is off (e.g., digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, vehicle computers, etc)

Jiffy Lube offers a full line of battery maintenance and preventive services.

1. Battery Replacement
Our service includes:

  • visually inspecting the battery,
  • using test equipment to check cranking amp1 capacity of the battery,
  • connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems, and
  • removing the old battery and replacing with a new one.

2. Battery Terminal Cleaning
Our service includes:

  • visually inspecting the battery cable terminals,
  • connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems,
  • removing the battery cable terminals from the battery,
  • cleaning the battery posts and cable terminals,
  • reconnecting the battery cable terminals to the battery, and
  • coating the battery posts and cable terminals with a protective spray.

3. Battery Terminal Replacement
Our service includes:

  • visually inspecting the battery cable terminals,
  • connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems,
  • removing the battery cable terminal(s) from the battery,
  • cleaning the battery post(s),
  • replacing battery terminal(s),
  • reconnecting the battery cable terminal(s) to the battery,
  • coating the battery post(s) and cable terminal(s) with a protective spray.

4. Battery Diagnostic
Our service includes testing the following vehicle starting and charging system components:

  • using test equipment to check cranking amp1 capacity of the battery,
  • testing the electrical draw of the starter, and
  • testing the electrical output of the alternator.

1 CCA/CA= Cold Cranking Amps/Cranking Amps

Note: Not all of our service centers offer all battery maintenance services described above. Please call ahead to your favorite Jiffy Lube to ensure the service is available.

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Light Bulb Inspection and Replacement

Your exterior lights—headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, backup lights and marker lights—are essential parts of your vehicle’s safety equipment. They are the main ways that you see the road and are seen by other drivers. Checking and testing all of your exterior lights. At your request, any malfunctioning bulbs can be replaced.

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These services are available at most Jiffy Lube locations in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana. Visit our Store Locator for specific addresses and phone numbers.