Starting and Charging

Scheduled Preventive Maintenance Services are performed by Alabama Auto Repair

Services - Electrical

At Alabama Auto Repair, our technicians service all types of vehicles (cars, trucks, SUV’s, vans) with electrical system issues. If you suspect your vehicle is having a problem with the starter, battery, alternator, lights, battery cables, etc., please bring your car to Alabama Auto Repair for excellent electrical diagnostics and repair.

Starting System

A modern-day vehicle’s starting system is composed of an electric starter motor and a starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is the electrical switch, activated by the ignition system when you turn the key, which engages the starter motor. The starter motor essentially spins the engine a few times so the combustion process can begin.

Charging System

The vehicle’s charging system consists of three main components:
•The battery
•The alternator
•The voltage regulator

The Battery

The battery supplies electrical power for your vehicle while starting and during periods of high electrical loads. It also acts as a shock absorber for the electrical system by smoothing out any voltage spikes before they get to the computer.

The Alternator

The alternator and voltage regulator provide power to the vehicle while the engine is running and maintains the battery’s charge. The voltage regulator monitors the battery’s state of charge and directs the alternator to recharge the battery as necessary.

Parts & Labor Warranty

Alabama Auto Repair provides a 12 month / 12,000-mile (whichever comes first) warranty on all parts and labor at no additional cost to the customer. The parts we install also carry a manufacturer’s warranty.