Here at G&G Auto Repair we provide a free battery test with every service so you know in advance when your battery is about to kick the bucket! While the battery is a small part of your car or truck, it’s a very important part. The electrical system powers everything from the ignition and fuel systems, to accessories such as your radio, headlights and wipers. A dead battery can leave you stranded and frustrated. Our team at G&G Auto Repair is happy to help in the selection of a battery that is right for your vehicle and lifestyle. We know your time is valuable, and you don’t want to be waiting around for a jump or a tow when you have a dead battery. Our staff can safely and professionally install your new battery and get you back on the road.
Here are the three key components of an auto electrical system:
When the engine is off, the battery provides the required power to the rest of the system, as well as during start-up (cranking). It also supplements the power from the charging system during periods of high demand.
This is the heart of the electrical system. It consists of three main components: the belt-driven alternator, various electrical circuits, and a voltage regulator. The alternator supplies power to the electrical system and recharges the battery after your car has started. Just like it sounds, the voltage regulator controls the voltage, keeping it within the operating range of the electrical system.
This system consumes more electrical power than any other in your car. The starting system consists of three components which work in tandem: the ignition switch, the starter relay or solenoid, and the starter motor. The ignition switch controls the starter solenoid, which activates the starter motor. The starter motor then turns the engine until your car starts.