avon ohio auto repair shops

1049 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011 ● Phone: (440) 937-2886

 

 

 

 

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Car & Truck Battery

We can help you choose the right battery for your vehicle and lifestyle. Our staff can safely and professionally install your battery and get you back on the road.

 

Your car's electrical system powers everything from the ignition and fuel systems to accessories such as your radio, headlights and wipers. The electrical system is, in turn, powered by the engine. Here are the three key components of the electrical system:

    Battery

  • When your car's engine is off, the battery provides the required power to the rest of the system, as well as during start-up (cranking). It also supplements the power from the charging system during periods of high demand.

     

    Charging System

  • This is the heart of the electrical system. It consists of three main components: the belt-driven alternator, various electrical circuits, and a voltage regulator. The alternator supplies power to the electrical system and recharges the battery after your car has started. Just like it sounds, the voltage regulator controls the voltage, keeping it within the operating range of the electrical system.

     

    Starting System

  • This system consumes more electrical power than any other component in your car. The starting system consists of three components which work in tandem: the ignition switch, the starter relay or solenoid, and the starter motor. The ignition switch controls the starter solenoid, which activates the starter motor. The starter motor then turns the engine until your car starts.

 

Your Car's Electrical Charging System.

 

Your vehicle's battery primarily helps to start the engine. However, it also stores energy generated by the alternator, and runs the secondary electrical systems or additional components in your vehicle.

Battery check, testing and replacement

 

Battery Maintenance

* Remove corrosion

*Check the alternator belt tension and wear

 

Jump start

To safely jump start, follow these steps:


1. Take out your jumper cables. It's a good idea to buy a set of jumper cables and keep them in the trunk compartment. If you don't have jumper cables, you'll have to find a Good Samaritan who not only is willing to assist you but has jumper cables as well.


2. Place both cars in Park or Neutral, with their ignitions shut off and their emergency brakes on.


3. Connect the cables. The positive cable has red clips (+) at either end, and the negative cable has black clips (-). It's important to attach them in the following proper order:


jump starting your car batteryA. First, attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery (it has "POS" or "+" on it.


B. Attach the other red clip to the positive terminal of the Good Samaritan's car.


C. Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal on the Good Samaritan's battery.


D. Attach the last black clip to an unpainted metal surface on your car that isn't near the carburetor (if your car has one) or battery.
Figure 1 shows how both the positive and negative cables should be connected.


Figure 1: Make sure to connect jumper cables in the proper order.

5. Try to start your vehicle (Do not have the Good Samaritan's car running. If your car has electrical issues it could damage their car as well). If it won't start, make sure that the cables are properly connected. Then try to start your car again. If it still won't start, your battery may be beyond help.


6. Disconnect the cables, thank the Good Samaritan, and resume your life.
Don't shut off your engine; drive around for a while to recharge your battery.

 

 

NOTE: Improper Connection of Cables can damage either or both vehicles charging system.

 

 

 

Automotive Specialty Services is a full service auto repair facility located at 1049 Center Road just south of the tracks in Avon. We repair and maintain cars and light trucks of all makes and models. We pride our self on our hassle free service providing FREE loaner vehicles while yours is serviced, FREE towing and a Lifetime Warranty Parts and Labor on All Repairs. We offer a 6 month and 12 month same as cash program for your convenience. We truly take the hassle out of Automotive Repair Service for Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake, Bay Village, Westlake, North Ridgeville, and surrounding communities in Lorain County Ohio

 

BBB accredited auto repair and service

Automotive Specialty Services

1049 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011
Ph. (440) 937-2886

AAA approved Auto Repair and Service  ASE Certified Automotive Technicians

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