Granbury Auto Experts Explain Your Car’s Electrical System

Granbury Auto Experts Explain Your Car’s Electrical System

| By: Christian Brothers Automotive

Battery

Until you fully start your vehicle, it is being completely powered by your battery. The battery provides the proper amount of electrical current needed to power the ignition and fuel systems, which are responsible for creating the combustion needed for your engine to work. If you have an older model car and leave the key in the ignition without starting the engine, you could run the risk of draining your battery.

Starter

The electrical charge from the battery isn’t actually responsible for getting your engine started, that would be the job of the aptly named starter. The battery supplies a small amount of power to the starter motor, which in turn rotates the flywheel. The flywheel then turns the crankshaft, which begins the movement of the engine’s pistons. It can be difficult to tell when a starter may fail, but the friendly auto experts at Christian Brothers Automotive Granbury can detect any issues with a simple electrical system check.

Alternator

Once your engine is running, your alternator takes over and keeps the battery charged, as well as the entire electrical system running properly. Some of the components the alternator helps to power include the lights, wipers and defroster. While your car can start with a faulty alternator, it won’t be able to run for an extended period of time.

Your car’s electrical system is important, and if you want to be able to keep driving down the road, you need to make sure everything is in working order. Contact Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, TX today to check your vehicle’s electrical system. Discover the nice difference.

Related Articles

Schedule an Appointment with Your Local Christian Brothers Automotive Location Today

Schedule An Appointment
Read Our Reviews
  • Facebook
  • Google My Business
  • Yelp
  • "Always great service!"

    "From State Inspections to oil changes to needed repairs Christian Brothers always does a great job. I know that they will keep my 11 year old vehicle in top condition for at least another 10 years!"

    Dianna Stewart

  • "I trust them with all our vehicles."

    "I had shoulder surgery three weeks ago and am not allowed to drive. Noticed a transmission leak under my vehicle in the driveway. I called and spoke with Stuart, the Service Manager. The next day ..."

    Glen

  • "Great people to work with."

    "While driving a newly purchased used car, the Service Engine Soon warning light came on. My wife and I just moved to Granbury but I remembered seeing Christian Brothers Automotive so we headed ..."

    Van Ables