FRANKLYNN AUTOMOTIVE

Batteries & Charging System Repair

When you turn the key in the ignition, you expect your vehicle to start right up. When it doesn’t, you’re stuck. We’ve all been there. In addition to figuring out how you’ll get to where you’re going, you are also left perplexed as to how a dead battery happened when you didn’t forget to turn off your lights or electrical system.
Before concluding that your battery is dead, confirm that it is installed correctly in your vehicle and that all wires and terminals are securely attached. A battery that ceased functioning due to a weak connection can still have life in it.
It’s a frequent misperception that automobile batteries will give you plenty of notice before failing but in fact, most modern batteries have been developed to last until they just can’t anymore. Although it’s great that batteries now last longer than they used to, you still need to watch out for subtle symptoms that it could be malfunctioning:
  • Reduced electrical functions (slow power windows, dim lights, etc.).
  • Slow engine turnover or start up.
  • A clicking noise when turning the key or starting up.
  • Corroded terminals on the battery.
  • Keep in mind that there may be other factors at play if your vehicle won’t start. Starting issues may also be a sign of a defective starter or alternator.
    The thing that really starts your engine is your starter. The engine may start slowly or not at all if the starter isn’t functioning correctly. Starter issues can result from mechanical, electrical, or breakdown of the starter.
    Additionally, your alternator has two crucial functions related to driving your car. In addition to working with your battery to power essential electrical parts like headlights, windshield wipers, and more, it also recharges your battery while your car is in motion. Alternator damage might result in unpredictable electrical operation or make it impossible for your engine to start. The engine may still start if your alternator is damaged, but it will often shut off frequently since it can no longer keep a charge. 
    We can assist if you are unsure of what is causing your starting issues. Call us to schedule an inspection which will determine the problem and the solution. We’ll provide you with information on cost, parts, and timelines to repair.
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