Car Battery And Starter Services In Sun Prairie

Battery, Starter, And Charging Experts Near You

Think about this scenario: you're running late for work. Once you've reached your car, you turn the key in the ignition only to discover your battery has died. Not only do you have to figure out how you're going to get to work, but you're probably wondering how you have a dead battery when you didn't forget to turn off the lights.

First of all, before accepting that your battery is dead, make sure it's securely mounted in your vehicle, and ensure all cables and terminals are clean and connected tightly. A weak connection may cause a battery to stop working, but it may still have some life left.

Give us a call today at (608) 478-0807 or reach out to us online to schedule your next ​battery service in Sun Prairie.

What to Expect With a Battery Replacement

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1. Schedule Your Appointment

Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.

2. Diagnostics and Inspections

Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.

3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate

Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.

4. Review and Approval

A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.

5. Work Performed or Scheduled

Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.

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Did You Know: The older a car battery is, the more susceptible it is to extreme temperature changes.

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Signs Your Battery May Be On Its Way Out

There's a common misconception about modern car batteries that they'll give you ample warning before going bad. Unlike earlier batteries, which used to have a slow start before dying, modern batteries have evolved to work at their full capacity until they simply can no longer. Battery life is better today than it used to be, but you must watch out for smaller signs that it is starting to fail.

Battery failure can be detected in several ways, including:

  • A decrease in electric functions (slower power windows, dimmed headlights, etc.)
  • The engine cranks slower
  • The key makes a clicking noise when turned
  • Your battery is getting old
  • A terminal is corroded

Additional Car Starter Issues

You should also keep in mind that the battery may not be the only cause of your car's inability to start. Bad starters or alternators can also cause problems starting.

It is your starter that actually cranks your engine. In the case of a failing starter, your engine may have difficulty starting or may not start at all. There are numerous causes of starter issues, including mechanical and electrical failures, as well as a complete failure.

In addition, your alternator serves two important purposes when it comes to powering your vehicle. It recharges your battery while your car runs, and it also works with your battery to power integral components, such as headlights and windshield wipers. You may have problems starting your vehicle if your alternator has been damaged.

If your alternator burns out (versus a dead battery), you may still be able to start your engine, but it will soon die because your alternator is no longer maintaining a charge. It may be difficult for you to identify the cause of your starting problems, but we can help you.

Partner With Christian Brothers Automotive Sun Prairie

Whether it's batteries, starters, or alternators, our automotive technicians are highly experienced in starting problems. Our objective as your partner in auto care is to provide you with the best possible service by inspecting your vehicle thoroughly. During our inspection, we will determine exactly what the problem is.

Once we know the problem, we'll offer you the most cost-effective solution. Each step of the repair process will be explained to you, including the cost, parts needed, and turnaround time. You don't want to end up stranded, relying on a Good Samaritan to jump-start your car. Let us provide you with a quality new battery if your battery is nearing failure, so you can get to your destination safely.

Need your ​Batteries serviced in Sun Prairie? Turn to the professionals at Christian Brothers Automotive. Call us today at (608) 478-0807 or schedule an appointment online.

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  • Q. "How long can a car sit before the battery dies?"
    The battery in your car can die within as little as two weeks when unused. While our cars are more technologically advanced than ever, this comes at a cost. Due to the various gadgets and computer technology manufacturers include in our vehicles, the newest models coming off the line are always on, continually monitoring the car’s systems around the clock.
  • Q. "Does the temperature affect my vehicle's battery?"
    Hot and cold temperatures can ruin your battery, especially if it’s already weak. Most customers in warm, southern climates don’t realize that hot weather drains their batteries. On the other hand, cold temperatures slow down chemical reactions, which means that your car battery will become sluggish and appear to be far lower than it actually is. Most modern batteries are designed to deliver an abundance of power at what is considered a “cold crank” temperature, but older batteries or batteries which are further into their lifespan may even fail to start your car on a particularly frigid and frosty morning.
  • Q. "Why do car batteries fail?"
    The answer to this popular question includes many different reasons, ranging from age, corrosion, alternator problems, extreme weather conditions, or the classic case of headlights being left on. We explain why these common problems affect your vehicle’s battery on our auto repair blog.
  • Q. "Do you look at all makes and models?"
    Yes! Christian Brothers Automotive has been providing reliable car maintenance and repair for over 40 years. Over that time, our professionals and ASE-certified technicians have handled a vast range of makes and models, and they continue to navigate the forefront of the auto industry’s technologies. If you own a vehicle from a major American or foreign car maker, we are ready to service it.
  • Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"
    As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
  • Q. "How do I jump start my car?"
    You will need a pair of jumper cables and either a portable jump starter or another vehicle's battery. Check out this guide for step-by-step directions to jump-start your car.

Have more Questions?

Our friendly auto service experts have the answers.

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  • "I liked the customer service and going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable while waiting in the store for my vehicle work to be done, specifically being offered a nice hot coffee with creamer."

    - J.L.

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