Car Batteries And Charging Systems

Your vehicle’s electrical system ensures that you have the power you need to start your car. This system is made up of the battery, starter and alternator in your vehicle. When the electrical system is operating as it should, the charge indicator lamp will light up when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and will go out as soon as the engine turns over. When the indicator light does not come on, does not go off or your vehicle does not start properly a charging system check is necessary to ensure your car will start when you need it to. My Mechanic provides a precision charging system inspection, which includes:

  • Computerized diagnostic check of your remaining battery life and cranking amp capacity
  • Check electrical draw of the starter and the electrical output of the alternator
  • Clean battery terminals and replace cables damaged by corrosion
  • Inspection of alternator belt
  • Battery and related component replacement

How Often Do I Need Battery Servicing?

Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure that your battery and charging system is working properly. At a minimum, you should get a battery and charging system check every year, or as recommended in your vehicle owner’s manual.