How does a car battery work?
It's no question that a vehicle's battery is essential to keeping your car running. At Downtown Automotive, we are experts in servicing car batteries, whether it be a battery in your Honda, Subaru, Chevrolet, Nissan, or anything else. In addition to battery service, we also perform other services like tune-ups, automotive repair, scheduled maintenance, and preventive maintenance.
Your car's battery provides energy to power your car's electronic system, which includes parts such as your car's sound system, air conditioning, and more. Energy is also stored in the battery to turn your vehicle on. Once the car is on, a series of reactions start in the battery, which generates electricity. Your car's alternator continues generating electrons to keep powering the battery. A standard battery contains twelve grids on six SLI battery cells, which means two grids per cell. Each cell emits two volts of electricity, which means the battery produces twelve volts of electricity in total.
How do I know if my battery needs servicing or needs to be replaced?
You don't want to be stuck in the middle of the road with a dead battery, especially in Salmo, BC, Trail, BC, Nelson, BC, Balfour, BC, and Castlegar, BC. If you think your battery might be failing, feel free to bring your car to Downtown Automotive and we can perform a battery system test to verify the strength of your battery and to determine if your battery needs to be replaced. Here are some signs to look out for that indicate a failing or weak battery:
Dim headlights: One of the most obvious signs of a weak battery is the decrease in the performance of your vehicle's electrical components, including your headlights. If you notice that your headlights are dim or other electrical components have slowed down, feel free to bring your vehicle to Downtown Automotive in Nelson, BC, V1L 6G6.
Needing to press on the gas pedal to start: If you need to step on the gas to start your car, there is most likely a problem with your battery.
Your vehicle's battery light turns on: While this could also mean there is a problem with your alternator, your car's dashboard light turning on most likely means there is an issue with your battery.
Your car will not turnover, or start: If you turn the key or press the start button, and you hear clicking coming from under the hood, or the car does not respond at all, you may have a dead battery. It is important to have your dead battery tested at Downtown Automotive to determine whether it needs to be replaced, or simply charged.
Your Expert Shop for Battery Service
Look no further than Downtown Automotive in Nelson to fulfill all your auto repair needs. Our technicians have decades of combined experience and can take care of your vehicle, any model, and any make. We've been fixing cars since 1998 and are dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and will make sure any issues with your battery are fixed as soon as possible. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with Downtown Automotive in Nelson today! You can schedule an appointment with us online at https://downtownautonelson.com/ or give us a call or text at 250-505-2110. Downtown Automotive - Auto Repair you Can Trust, at a Fair Price.