Batteries, Starters & Alternators

Batteries, starters, and alternators are all essential to your electrical system and are the components that keep your car running. The battery powers your automobile’s electrical components, including the starter motor which – as the name indicates – allows your car to start when you turn the key or press the ignition button. Next, the engine drives a belt connected to your alternator, which, in turn, recharges your battery and runs the electrical system as it is being used. It’s the circle of life for your automobile, so to speak, which means that when one of those components fails, your car will fail to start and run properly.

Battery Diagnosis And Service

The battery is the most important part of the electrical system, everything is dependent on it. So, it’s good health is paramount to make sure everything else in the system can work optimally. A battery near the end of its life will require other expensive items such as the alternator and starter to work that much harder to keep the system running in top shape, which in turn wears them out faster. Even when the vehicle appears to be operating fine, an older battery can let you down when you least expect it. Regular maintenance of the battery is important, but also replacing the battery after 5 years is the best way to keep you in control of your time and money, and ensures your car will start and run when you need it the most.

At Integra Tire and Auto Centre, we offer a complete diagnostic service that will help us gauge the life of your battery and will assist us in searching for signs that it’s weakening. which may be affecting your ability to start your car consistently. We also offer the best batteries available on the market, like AC Delco and other reliable brands that’ll keep your car running through varying temperatures and conditions.

Starter Diagnosis And Service

Starters can last throughout the life of your vehicle, especially when used correctly with a maintained battery. But while starter problems can be difficult to diagnose and can sometimes be confused with battery issues, the technicians at Integra Tire and Auto Centre have the tools and the experience necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. Our state-of-the-art equipment combined with years of expertise allows us to find the component causing the problem and to offer a solution for fixing it.

Alternator Diagnosis And Service

Your alternator is like a generator, driven by a belt connected to your engine, turning mechanical energy into electricity that flows back to your battery and powers your various electrical components. When it’s working correctly, your car starts and runs smoothly, but when there’s a problem, the battery needs to work extra hard and can eventually fail.

If your battery and starter are both working properly, your alternator may be the problem that prevents your car from starting. At Integra, we’ll use our tools and knowledge to troubleshoot your electrical system and pinpoint the problem. Then we’ll recommend the proper course of action for repairs or replacement.

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