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Battery drain suspected on your car ?

Battery drain suspected on your car ? Its a frequent occurance for us to be called out to a car that has a battery drain.  Many times the customer has either taken the car elsewhere already and is still experiencing problems or replaced the battery or alternator and still getting a flat battery. Cars have become so advanced now with many computers and systems, which can develop faults that drain the vehicles battery. Customers often think that the faults with the battery so they change this. When the problem persists some also change their alternator as they think its not charging.  This is normally when they admit defeat and call us.  We then find many different things that cause drains, its different most times.  Once its been pinpointed and rectified, the problem goes away and the customer says ” I … Continue reading

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Vehicle Starting, Charging & Batteries

Vehicle Starting, Charging & Batteries Your car’s starting, charging system & battery help ensure dependable vehicle operation whenever you drive your car. What does it do?  The battery stores electrical energy and the starter converts that energy into mechanical force to turn the engine for starting.  The alternator produces electric current to replace what the starter has used from the battery during start up and supports electrical loads when the engine is running.  An ignition module turns the low voltage supply to the ignition coil on & off, and the coil produces the high voltage for the ignition system.  This creates a spark at spark plugs and ignite the air/fuel mixture in the engine. A belt then transmits power from the front of the engine to the alternator pulley, along with other accessories. What Wear & Tear can you expect?  … Continue reading

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