Charging and Starting System

Every time you turn on the key and your car’s engine revs to life, you know the charging starting system has done its job. Once your car starts and you’re driving down the road, whether day or night, it’s the job of the alternator to power all the electronics and electrical systems in your car with enough energy left over to recharge the battery.

As the heart of the charging system, the alternator takes energy from the engine via the serpentine belt and converts it to electrical power. If the belt is worn or the pulleys and tensioners that support the belt are bad, the alternator cannot do its job of converting power to be used or stored.

Another essential component of the charging starting system is the starter. As the main component of the starting system, the starter motor relies on a charged battery, clean and tight wiring connections, and a functional alternator that can keep the battery fully charged. If any of these starting system components are not working correctly the life of the starter motor can be shortened.

The charging starting system components all rely on each other. Failure of one part can weaken the system enough to not only cause problems in other systems like air conditioning, transmission, anti-lock brake, or fuel injection systems but also leave you stranded with a vehicle that won’t run.

Tune Tech Downtown has ASE Certified technicians who are trained in charging starting system diagnosis. We have the tools and the skill to pinpoint electrical or electronics problems quickly. With over 34 years of experience, you can have confidence we can keep your car starting and keep it charging on down the road.

Call or stop by when your vehicle starts to act up so we can find the problem and correct it before you experience a breakdown.

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Advantages of Tune Tech Downtown repair service:

  • AAA Certified Auto Repair
  • AC Delco Automotive Service Center
  • Open 6 Days a Week
  • ASE Certified Technicians and Mechanics
  • National Warranty
  • Conveniently Located at Downtown Boise ID

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