Starting, Charging, & Batteries
The starting and charging system in your vehicle regulates multiple electrical processes to start the engine and keep it running. The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid. This system is responsible for starting the engine. The charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system routes energy throughout the entire electrical process while sustaining the battery’s charge. The battery starts the vehicle by supplying it with electric power. The ignition is what starts this process. The starting system sends power from the battery to the starter solenoid, which turns the starter motor to begin the internal combustion process. The regulator controls the voltage supplied to each component while the alternator powers the other electrical components in your vehicle. The regulator also ensures the alternator maintains the battery's charge so that the entire cycle can continue.
If your vehicle's engine is cranking slowly or the headlights are dim, there may be a problem with the starting and charging system. If the battery is not providing the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, the car will not start. If a jump start doesn't revive your battery or the starting system, our staff may need to take a closer look at the other components of the starting and charging system to determine whether you need a starter replacement or alternator replacement. If any part of your vehicle's starting and charging system is not working properly, the whole system may not work. Allow our service staff to perform a starting and charging system check on your vehicle today if you experience problems with starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start.