Electrical System Services

Electrical System Services

Today’s vehicles are a complex maze of interwoven electrical systems.  All electrical systems however, must have a continuous and steady source of energy.

Battery

  • Provides all electrical energy necessary to start the vehicle
  • Provides reserve electrical power under heavy electrical loads

Symptoms of a malfunctioning battery include no crank condition, slow cranking condition, and poor electrical accessory operation at low speeds.

Battery Cables/Terminals

  • Provides the electrical paths necessary to transfer battery power to all automotive electrical systems

Symptoms of malfunctioning battery cable/terminal include no crank condition, slow cranking condition, poor electrical accessory operation at low speeds, and drivability problems.

Starter

  • An electric motor, which turns the crankshaft flywheel allowing the vehicle to start

Symptoms of a malfunctioning starter include no crank condition or snow cranking condition.

Alternator/Generator

  • Provides the electrical needs of the vehicle while it is running
  • Keeps battery properly charged

Starter Service and Replacement

The Starter . . .

Is an electrical motor that turns the flywheel to crank the engine over.  The slower the starter motor turns, the greater the drain on the battery.

Replacing the Starter will . . .

provide quicker starting; prolong battery life and lessen the stress on electrical cables and connections.

Service Typically Includes . . .

Removing the old starter, installing the new starter, properly tightening the starter to manufacturer’s specifications and then testing the starter for proper operation.

Battery Service/Test

Your vehicle’s battery provides all the electrical power to start the vehicle.

Performing a Battery Service/Test will:

  • Determine the current condition and functionality of the battery
  • Helps maintain proper alternator operation
  • Help to increase battery life and reliable starting. We Recommend a Battery Service/Test once a year or every 15,000 miles.

Service typically includes:

  • Inspecting the battery, battery cables and terminals
  • Cleaning the battery surface and terminals
  • Performing an open circuit voltage and load test and treating the battery terminals to help prevent corrosion.

Other Battery Related Services

Battery Cables and Terminals provide the necessary electrical path to transfer the battery power to the entire vehicle. Replacing the Battery Cables and Terminals will provide longer battery life and alternator operation.

Service typically includes:

  • Removing the battery cables and terminals
  • Cleaning debris from the battery
  • We will properly tighten cables and terminals to factory specification and treat battery terminals to help prevent corrosion.

Battery Replacement Service includes:

  • Removing the old battery
  • Cleaning debris from the battery holder
  • Installing new battery
  • Properly tightening cables and hold-down clamps to ensure battery will not move
  • Treating battery terminals to help prevent corrosion.
  • Replacing the Battery will provide quicker starting; proper alternator operation and provide peace of mind that your vehicle will start.

Alternator Service and Replacement

The Alternator…
Provides the electrical needs of the vehicle while it is running and keeps the battery properly charged.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator/generator:

  • Slow cranking condition after vehicle has been in operation
  • Vehicle’s charge light remains on while in operation
  • Stalled or ‘dead’ engine
  • Poor electrical accessory (lights, wipers, etc.) operation at low speeds
    Note: It is recommended that prior to replacing an alternator, we complete a complete battery / starting / charging system test. 

Replacing the Alternator will…
Provide quicker starting, longer battery life and help prevent a no crank condition.

Service typically includes…
Removing the old alternator and inspecting alternator mounting bracket and hardware. Then we install your new alternator and alternator belt and check for proper alignment and tension. We then test it for proper operation.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator/generator include slow cranking condition after vehicle has been in operation, vehicle’s charge light remains on while in operation, stalled or ‘dead’ engine, poor electrical accessory (lights, wipers, etc.) operation at low speeds.

Benefits of a properly maintained electrical system:

  • Quick starting
  • Allows for proper alternator/generator operation
  • Increased starter life
  • Proper electrical accessory operation
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer battery cable/terminal life