Your vehicle’s starting and charging system is involved in regulating multiple electrical processes to start your vehicle’s engine and keep it running. The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid responsible for starting the engine, while the charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system is responsible for routing energy throughout the entire electrical process while sustaining the battery’s charge. The battery supplies the electric power necessary to start the vehicle. This process starts when you turn the ignition. Then, the starting system sends power from the battery to the starter solenoid to the starter motor, which turns the engine in order to begin the internal combustion process. The alternator powers the other electrical components in your vehicle while the regulator controls the voltage supplied to each component. The regulator also ensures that the alternator maintains the battery’s charge so that the entire cycle can continue.
Car battery replacement should only be performed after a free battery test at San Clemente Auto Center. We can check if there are any problems with your car’s electrical system including startersand alternators. The car battery is one part of the electrical system that keeps your car starting but not the only part. Car batteries should be checked every two years to prevent an unexpected break down. Our trained technicians will check the terminal condition of your battery to make sure that the battery is receiving a proper current. We’ll also check the charging system to make sure you have a safe and reliable vehicle for you and your family.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY CAR BATTERY?
“Normal battery replacement” is determined by a number of factors that affect the life of your car battery. A battery has an average normal life span of four years under normal conditions. Normal driving habits for one person is very different from another person in the real world. Such every day events like temperature extremes, vibration, and the every day use of MP3 players, GPS receivers and other devices take a toll on the battery and result in shortening battery life.