full selection of parts for your diesel truck
A good battery might be able to start your heavy-duty diesel truck, but there’s also the matter of keeping all the electrical components running. Manufacturers do a pretty good job in this respect, as most diesel trucks have strong alternators. But with the demands put on diesel machinery, such as load weight, miles travelled, extreme weather conditions and uneven roads, battery cables are not immune to decay and corrosion. Corroded, broken, or loose wires can wreak havoc on your electrical system — including causing fires! At The Service Company, we provide a large selection of parts to service almost any heavy-duty need.
Overall efficiency is determined by choosing the right size (diameter) and length. It is inevitable to encounter increased resistance if cables are too small or long, and this will result in a loss of power. The experienced team at The Service Company is here to assist you with making the right selection for your battery cables.
What to consider when choosing new battery cables
When considering getting new or replacement battery cables, you need to consider:
- The cables' diameter
- Cable length
In most cases, diesel truck battery cables should be at 2/0 if it’s connected to a significant draw. Also, the longer the wire, the more resistance it will have. A 10-gauge wire that’s good at 30 amps at 7 feet might drop down to only 15 amps at 15 feet, so longer wiring must have a larger diameter.
your battery cables parts experts
Located in Covington, OH., Dayton, OH., and Greenville, OH., The Service Company has 3 locations to provide you with trusted and experienced service. Our team has been repairing and maintaining our customer's equipment since 1978. With a dedication to technology and training, you can count on us to provide bumper-to-bumper repairs on all makes and models of trucks and trailers. We’re so confident in our quality workmanship at The Service Company that we extend a 1-year guarantee to you - no exceptions!