Electrical System Services

electrical systemBattery Maintenance Services

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. The battery cable terminals connect the battery to the electrical system.

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® service centers offer a full line of battery maintenance and preventive services, including:

Battery Diagnostic

The service includes testing of vehicle starting and charging system components:

  • Using test equipment to check cranking amp capacity of the battery
  • Testing the electrical draw of the starter
  • Testing the electrical output of the alternator

Battery Replacement

The service includes:

  • Visually inspecting the battery
  • Using test equipment to check cranking amp* capacity of the battery
  • Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary to prevent loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
  • Removing the old battery and replacing with a new one
*CCA/CA = Cold Cranking Amps/Cranking Amps

Battery Terminal Cleaning

The 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 battery
  • Cleaning the battery posts and cable terminals
  • Reconnecting the battery cable terminals to battery
  • Coating of battery posts and cable terminals with a protective spray

Battery Terminal Replacement

The service includes:

  • Visual inspection of 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
  • Light Bulb Inspection and Replacement

    Why is it important?
    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.

    What is the service?
    Checking and testing all of your exterior lights. At your request, any malfunctioning bulbs can be replaced.

    Please note: Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer these services. Please call ahead to ensure the services are available.