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Starting & Charging System Repair

3 Convenient Locations: Des Moines - Downtown - Johnston

You rely on your vehicle’s starter every time you get in your car and turn the key. That being said, it’s important to have a certified technician inspect your Electrical System regularly.

We offer full electrical repair for your vehicle. Stop by today for a FREE Electrical System Check -no appointment needed!

What is an Electrical System Check?

A certified technician will perform a complete evaluation of your starter, alternator and battery which normally takes about 30 minutes. You will receive an estimate outlining what work is necessary and what is optional. No work will be done until you give us the go ahead.

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Your Starting and Charging System and how it works.

Your vehicle's starting and charging system is made up of a number of different components and is responsible for starting your vehicle, charging the battery after starting and supporting electrical loads when running. This is how it works:

  • The BATTERY supplies power to start the engine and power the vehicle's electronics.
  • The BATTERY CONNECTIONS are cables and terminals that carry power to the starter and electronics.
  • The STARTER uses power from the battery to give your engine the jumpstart it needs to turn over.
  • The ALTERNATOR continually recharges the battery and powers electronics while the engine is running.
  • The ACCESSORY DRIVE BELT drives the alternator and any other device with a connected pulley.

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Phone: (515) 331-9030
Address: 8277 Birchwood Court
Johnston, IA 50131
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Address: 2914 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
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Address: 201 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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