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.
Dead or Weakened Battery Warning Signs
A failing battery can be detected in several ways, including:
- The electric functions are deteriorated (slower power windows, dimmed headlights, etc).
- The engine cranks slower
- The key makes a clicking noise when turned
- The battery is old
- The terminals are corroded
Additional Car Starter Issues
You should also keep in mind that the battery might not be the only thing preventing your car from starting. Starting problems can also be caused by a faulty starter or alternator. Your starter is responsible for cranking your engine. The engine may have difficulty starting or won't start at all if the starter isn't working properly. There are several causes of starter problems, including electrical, mechanical, and total failure.
Additionally, your alternator performs two important tasks to power your vehicle. As your car runs, it recharges your battery, and it also powers integral electrical components like headlights, windshield wipers, and more. If your alternator is damaged, it can lead to erratic electrical functions and prevent your car from starting.
Your engine may still start with a bad alternator (rather than a dead battery), but it will die quickly and frequently because your alternator is no longer maintaining a charge. Our Wheat Ridge technicians can diagnose your starting problems if you aren't sure what is causing them.
Why Partner With Christian Brothers Automotive Wheat Ridge
Our technicians have extensive experience with starting problems, including problems with batteries, starters, and alternators. We strive to be your partner in automotive care by starting with a comprehensive vehicle inspection. We will determine the exact cause of your problem during our inspection. After we understand your situation, we will offer you the most cost-effective solution.
The repair process will be explained to you every step of the way, including the cost, parts needed, and turnaround time. You don't want to be left stranded with a dead battery. Let our team at Christian Brothers Automotive Wheat Ridge get you a new, quality battery if your battery is on its way out, so you can get where you need to go without interruption.
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?"
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.
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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."