Your car's electrical system is comprised of the battery, the starter, and the alternator. The battery's job is to provide enough voltage to the starter to get the engine going. From there, the alternator takes over which runs like a generator. It provides the electricity required to power all of the car's electrical functions, including, lights, the radio, charging the battery, and more. If your car is having trouble starting, or the engine "dies", this indicates a problem with the electrical system.
Some telltale signs of electrical system troubles include:
- Trouble starting, or won't start
- Vehicle shut down
- Dashboard warning light: Battery light or Check engine light
- Low fluid level – most batteries have a transparent casing that lets you see the fluid level.
At Levin Tire, we can do a complete electrical system check to look for and diagnose any issues in the battery, starter, or alternator.
To keep our vehicle's electrical system working properly, we recommend maintenance once a year. This includes checking connections, belt tension, and cleanliness of the battery, alternator, and starter. This can help keep the system in good working condition as well as spot any potential problems. Finding and fixing problems early can prevent more extensive and costly repairs.
Stop in today for an electrical system check! Our certified technicians are equipped to fix any issues your vehicle may have. There's no appointment necessary and we're open every Saturday!