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Car Battery & Electrical System

Your vehicle's Electrical System powers everything from the Ignition and Fuel Systems, to accessories such as your Radio, Headlights and Wipers. The Electrical System is, in turn, powered by the Engine. Here are the three key components of the Electrical System:

Battery

When your vehicle's Engine is off, the Battery provides the required power to the rest of the system, as well as the power needed during start-up (cranking). It also supplements the power from the Charging System during periods of high demand. We can help you choose the right Battery for your vehicle and lifestyle. Our staff can safely and professionally install your Battery and get you back on the road.

Charging System

This is the heart of the Electrical System. It consists of three main components: the Belt-Driven Alternator, various Electrical Circuits, and a Voltage Regulator. The Alternator supplies power to the Electrical System and recharges the Battery after your vehicle has started. Just like it sounds, the Voltage Regulator controls (or regulates) the voltage, keeping it within the operating range of the Electrical System.

Starting System

This system consumes more electrical power than any other system in your vehicle. The Starting System consists of three components which work in tandem: the Ignition Switch, the Starter Relay or Solenoid, and the Starter Motor. The Ignition Switch controls the Starter Solenoid, which activates the Starter Motor. The Starter Motor then turns the Engine until your vehicle starts.