Car & Truck Batteries
We can help you choose the
right battery for your vehicle and lifestyle. Our staff can safely and
professionally install your battery and get you back on the road.
Even if you have the most meticulously maintained vehicle on the road,
without a well maintained battery, your vehicle may not start or even
allow you access to the vehicle. From power door locks to auto start
systems, today's vehicles rely on correct voltage and clean connections to
allow today’s technology dependent vehicles to perform and take you to
electrical system powers everything from the ignition and fuel systems to
accessories such as your radio, headlights and wipers. The electrical
system is, in turn, powered by the engine. The following is a brief
overview of the electrical system that makes transportation possible:
When your car's 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. Composed of a
series of lead plates submerged in a 35% sulfuric acid/65% water
solution, your 12-volt battery houses a chemical reaction that releases
electrons through conductors, producing electricity which is then
channeled into your vehicle's electrical system.
charging system is the life force of your vehicle's 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 component 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.
Your vehicle's battery primarily
helps to start the engine. However, it also stores energy generated by
the alternator, and runs the secondary electrical systems or additional
components in your vehicle. To help you take care of your battery we
recommend these simple preventative maintenance measures each time you
pop the hood:
Check the alternator belt
tension and wear