Reasons to Have Your Starting and Charging System Evaluated:
- No vehicle start
- Battery light on dash
- Dim car headlights
- Vehicle lights dim sporadically
- Car was jump started
- Winter inspection
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or related problems come on in to R&M Auto Center Inc. in Mt. Holly NC to have our knowledgeable techs Provide you with excellent Automotive Electrical Services.
How Your Starter Alternator And Battery Work Together
Your Battery, Starter, and Alternator are 3 important parts of the vehicles electrical system. These components start the vehicle and must function properly for it to continue running.
The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid responsible for starting the engine. The charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system routes energy through the electrical system while sustaining the battery’s charge.
The battery supplies the electric power necessary to start the vehicle. This process starts when you turn the ignition key. The starting system then sends power from the battery to the starter solenoid to the starter motor. This process then turns the engine in order to begin the internal combustion process.
The alternator powers the other electrical components in your vehicle while the regulator controls the voltage supplied to each component as well as maintains the batteries charge.
Potential Electrical System Problems
Because the battery is required for the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, a weak or dead battery can also prevent your car from starting. If a jump start refuses to revive your battery and the starting system, our team at R&M Auto Center may need to take a closer look at the other components of the starting and charging system to determine whether or not you need a starter replacement or an alternator replacement.
All components within your vehicle’s starting and charging system are necessary to ensure the vehicle runs smoothly and starts consistently. One bad component can stop the entire electrical process. If you experience problems with starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start, then allow the service team here at R&M Auto center to perform a starting and charging system test on your vehicle today.