Battery | Charging | Starting
A properly functioning alternator is important to ensure the maximum service length from your vehicle’s battery. The team at Hollenshade’s ensures correct fielding signals are commanded to the alternator and verifies voltage output to the battery.
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A battery drain is referred to as a parasitic load. Such a load is caused by electrical devices that continue to use or draw current after the ignition switch is turned to OFF position. Pinpointing these devices and correcting the improper load condition prevents our drivers from being stranded with a vehicle that won’t start when required.
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Battery Load Test
Evaluation of the vehicle battery is performed with a specialized testing tools. These devices can load the battery at levels similar to the demands of daily driving. Identifying an aging battery prior to failure prevents our drivers from being stranded with a vehicle that won’t start when required. A battery that fails a load test can result in a car not starting, dimming headlights, and electrical system malfunctions. Therefore, it is crucial to have a battery load test performed regularly, especially before long road trips or during the extreme weather conditions. By having a load test done, car owners can prevent battery failure, avoid unexpected breakdowns, and ensure the safety and reliability of their vehicles.
A vehicle’s starter must endure the tough demands of starting an engine in all temperature conditions. The repetitive high current and load placed on the starter can fatigue the components and result in device failure. The starter is an essential component of a vehicle’s ignition system, responsible for starting the engine when the key is turned in the ignition. When the starter malfunctions or fails, it can result in the vehicle not starting or starting with difficulty, which can be a frustrating and stressful experience for the driver. In some cases, a faulty starter can also lead to other electrical problems in the vehicle. Therefore, it is essential to have the starter replaced as soon as possible if it shows signs of wear and tear or fails completely. A professional mechanic can diagnose the problem with the starter and replace it with a new one to ensure the vehicle starts reliably every time. Delaying the replacement of a faulty starter can lead to more significant problems and potentially more costly repairs down the line. Thus, the importance of starter replacement cannot be understated in maintaining the reliability and safety of a vehicle. Our team at Hollenshade’s will properly evaluate your vehicle’s starting system issue.
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