Alternator Repair & Battery Replacement Services
LOCAL AUTO REPAIR SHOP SOLVES YOUR VEHICLE POWER ISSUES
Experiencing frequent power loss or having trouble starting your car? The two most common causes of power loss are problems with your car’s alternator or battery.
Reis Automotive has two auto repair shops, located in New Berlin and Hales Corners, to resolve your power issues and get your vehicle back on the road with reliable results.
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The Scenario: You hop in your car all ready to go, buckle up and turn the key – instead of the expected growling thrum of the engine…. Silence. Did you leave a light on? Was your door left slightly ajar? Whatever the cause, we’ve all been there - stuck with a car that won’t start.
CAR WON’T START? IT MAY BE TIME TO REPLACE YOUR CAR BATTERY
More than likely, if your car will not start the battery is the source of your problem. Car batteries typically have a life lasting between 5 and 7 years. If your car is driven daily, your battery may last even longer. Cars that sit for long periods of time can expect their batteries life to drain faster. When you get your oil changed at Reis Auto, we will test the reserve capacity and cold cranking amps of your battery, and let you know if the battery needs to be charged or replaced.
If your battery does need to be replaced, choose Reis Auto in New Berlin or Hales Corners. You’ll receive honest services provided by highly skilled and dedicated mechanics – who are also looking out for your wallet!
3 Signs You Need to Repair or Replace the Battery in Your Car
- Faulty connection – the positive and negative terminal posts could be obstructed, or the screws that connect to the ports could be too loose to form a solid connection.
- Corrosion – as corrosion builds up, the connection grows weaker as less metal-to-metal contact makes it difficult to transfer power from the battery to the starter.
- Lack of Use – if your car has sat for a long period of time (usually two weeks or more), your battery may be unable to summon the amount of power necessary to start your vehicle.
Electrical Power Loss While Your Car is Running? You May Have an Alternator Problem
You may be experiencing trouble with your alternator if you notice a difference in power when you’re driving – lights seem to dim or your radio is inoperable.
The alternator was first used in the modern automobile as early as 1960. The purpose of the alternator is to power your vehicle’s electrical system while the engine is running. Acting as a generator that offers a low-level, continual source of energy, the alternator takes over for the battery after your car has been started.
If the alternator fails, it will activate the charging system warning light on your dashboard – telling you the vehicle is now solely running on battery power. If this warning light is on, your car will only make it a limited distance before losing all power and dying. Schedule an appointment with Reis Automotive in New Berlin or Hales Corners immediately if your charging system warning light comes on – our mechanics will inspect your alternator to diagnose the problem. We will also suggest a towing company if necessary.