Car Electrical System Services Kitchener Waterloo

Car Electrical System Services

The battery in your car is the source of energy for the entire car electrical system and all the electrical components that your vehicle has. Many people think that the car battery is only used to start the car, but this is a misconception. Yes, its true that one of the main functions of the battery is to provide energy to the starter and ignition, but all of the other electrical equipment in your car relies on the battery as well.

A vehicle battery has several important functions, such as:

  • Providing power to the starter motor, ignition system, fuel system and other electrical devices during engine starting
  • Storing energy
  • Providing power to electronic components as required when the vehicle is off (eg. Digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, vehicle computers, etc.)

When the engine starts running, the charging system takes over to provide electricity to the various vehicle electrical systems. The battery cable terminals connect the battery to the electrical system.

Sometimes electrical requirements of your car can exceed the power that the charging system provides. When that happens, the battery comes into play. For example, your battery will be used if your engine is not running and you want to power your car stereo.

The battery also works as a stabilizer for the entire electrical system of your vehicle. Situations may arise when a higher than normal voltage, which can damage or even ruin your electrical components, arises in your vehicle’s electrical system. Your car’s battery reduces and smooths out this higher voltage, thus protecting the electrical system components from possible damage.

To achieve optimal performance and avoid possible damage to your car’s electrical system, you need to maintain your battery in good condition. The following procedures will help to ensure your battery is maintained in good condition:

  • Checking the alternator belt tension
  • Checking the wear of the alternator belt
  • Checking the electrolyte level
  • Tightening loose hold-down clamps and terminals
  • Removing any visible corrosion

DNA Automotive Offers a full range of battery maintenance and preventative services including:

Battery Diagnostics

The service includes testing of vehicle starting and charging system components:

  • Using testing equipment to check cranking amp capacity of the battery
  • Testing the electrical draw of the starter
  • Testing the electrical output of the alternator

 

Battery Replacement

The service includes:

  • Visually inspecting the battery
  • Using test equipment to check cranking amp capacity of the battery
  • Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
  • Removing old battery and replacing with a new one

Battery Terminal Cleaning

The service includes:

  • Visually inspecting the battery cable terminals
  • Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
  • Removing the battery cable terminals from the battery
  • Cleaning the battery posts and cable terminals
  • Reconnecting the battery cable terminal to the battery
  • Coating the battery posts and cable terminals with a protective spray

 

Battery Terminal Replacement

The service includes:

  • Visual inspection of the battery cable terminals
  • Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
  • Removing the battery cable terminals from the battery
  • Cleaning the battery posts
  • Replacing the battery terminals
  • Reconnecting the battery cable terminals to the battery
  • Coating the battery posts and cable terminals with a protective spray

Light Bulb Inspection and Replacement

Why is it important?

Your exterior lights and headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, backup lights and marker lights are essential parts of your vehicle’s safety equipment. They are the main ways that you see the road and are seen by other drivers.

What is the service?

Checking and testing all of your exterior lights. At your request, any malfunctioning bulbs can be replaced.

Take your car or truck to DNA Automotive for the best and most cost effective vehicle Repair and Service in Kitchener-Waterloo. Certified Mechanics and the Best Car Repair rates in Kitchener-Waterloo! Quality Repair Service – Quality Parts.

 

At DNA Automotive you will get one of the best Free computerized engine diagnostic services in the Kitchener-Waterloo Cambridge area. The technicians working at DNA Automotive are trained in state of the art engine diagnostics and will perform a computer scan to properly diagnose your driveability problem and estimate the correct required repairs the first time. We are always ready to talk to you about how to use the engine diagnostics results to get the best performance out of your vehicle.

 

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