The car battery is one of the most critical parts of a vehicle. When it fails, everything else does. That is why you should allow us to help you take charge of the vehicle through quality battery replacement and installation services. We assure you that your car will be in the hands of a trained, experienced mechanic.
How does a car battery work?
Car batteries are the energy-storing devices of all vehicles. Their functioning is dependent on a chemical reaction that takes place inside the battery to generate electricity. The stored electrical energy is used to operate the ignition system, fuel system, and the starter motor. After your car engine starts running, the alternator provides the electricity that is required for all the vehicle parts. It also charges the battery to replenish the energy used when starting the automobile.
When should you replace a car battery?
1. Your car fails to starts
A new battery has a particular ability to provide power, which is known as the cranking amps rating of the battery. Over time, the battery ages and the amps that it can supply become lower than the original rating. When they fall below a critical threshold, it becomes virtually impossible to start your car.
2. Electrical components do not work
After a battery has started failing, its voltage capacity drops. As such, the electrical components such as the security system might get damaged. If you are noticing considerable electrical failures, it’s a good idea to have the battery tested by us.
3. Charging system or battery warning light is illuminated
If the battery or charging system light goes on, you need to consider bringing your car to our garage for proper inspection. You can also ask us to come to your location as we are flexible.
Am I safe driving with a battery problem?
Yes, you can. However, if you have a weak battery, it might get you stranded whenever the battery dies completely and you are unable to start your vehicle. A faulty battery might also overburden the alternator and might affect the car’s electrical system considerably.
Remember these things when replacing your battery Batteries store a large amount of energy. Therefore, if they are short-circuited they might explode and lead to intense discharges that might damage your eyesight. The quality of the electrical connections to the battery is crucial. They must be kept clean and tightened appropriately. Disconnect the battery only if the engine is switched off and the alternator is not running. When you disconnect a battery while the alternator is running, it might result in a voltage spike that may damage the sensitive electronic components.
We understand that the battery is a critical component that determines how well the car functions. That is why we offer quality services to all San Diego residents. All our mechanics are trained and experienced. Call us today to receive a free quote.