Battery Charging System

Nobody likes the miserable feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your vehicle fails to start. One of the worst things that can happen is a failure of your car’s battery charging system right before you need to go somewhere important.

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Because that’s such a terrible experience, it’s critical to know about your car’s battery charging system so that you can get it fixed quickly whenever problems arise. The battery charging system is composed of four components:

  • Battery
  • Alternator
  • Wiring
  • Voltage Regulator (computer on older cars)

The alternator creates electric power, the battery is a reservoir for it, and the other big one to remember is the regulator (or computer), which acts as the “traffic cop” that regulates how energy goes from the alternator to the battery.

You may not need to know every jot and title of what happens under the hood, but you should at least pay attention to your dashboard lights. If you get a light that says “gen,” “bat,” or “alt,” then you probably have a bad battery, or the alternator has malfunctioned.

Of course, when it comes to cars, there are many different maladies that cause a warning light to appear on your dashboard.

  • Alternator Issues
  • Battery Problems
  • Drive Belt Problems (this would stop the Alternator)
  • Corroded Wires & Connections
  • Faulty Computer System

These problems can arise quickly and are rather common. Luckily for those in the Sarasota area, Dave’s Auto Repair has been servicing your automotive needs (including battery charging systems) since 1978. We have you covered and have all the means to diagnose test, and repair battery issues in your vehicle.

Dave’s Auto Repair has trained and certified technicians with experience handling repairs on air conditioners, brake service, oil changes, fuel injection, timing belts, suspension service, battery service, transmission service, and engine repair.

We have tons of great deals for our services too. For example, you can get an oil change for only $29.95 and we’ll include a free 34-point inspection.

Our services include foreign and domestic models. We service everything from BMWs to Toyotas, Fords, GMs, and much more.

Come schedule an appointment with us so we can get your vehicle back to normal. Call us at 941-371-5981 or visit us in person at our shop on 4547 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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