We provide auto electrical repairs for all makes and models of cars. You may be having a dead battery, misfiring starter or alternator? For all of your auto electrical repair and maintenance needs visit Kwik Kar auto services NW Austin. We service your vehicle with care, providing a high level of workmanship you can trust.

Electrical systems in modern vehicles handle a large amount of accessories and functions. A network of automotive computers and electronic control systems function constantly through wiring, terminals, fuses, solenoids, sensors and relays that rely on the car battery and alternator charging system to maintain the correct voltage supply to all electrical components of the vehicle. Car electrical systems supply electrical energy to the starter motor to start the engine, ensure the battery is recharged after starting, create the high-voltage ignition required to produce combustion in the engine as well as provide power for headlamps, light bulbs, and electrical accessories.

Car Electrical System

Four main parts make up this system, and they must work together effectively. These include:

Batteries: The battery supplies electric energy which powers the ignition system (electricity needed to start the engine), the starter motor, and the lights of an automotive. We recommend checking your battery with every oil change and replace it every three or four years.

Alternator: It converts mechanical energy to electric energy(ac). After starting your engine, your alternator takes over and generates power for the electrical system and recharges the battery. The electric system powers headlamps, light bulbs, and other electrical accessories.

Starter Motor: A starter is a motor (electric, hydraulic or pneumatic) that rotates the internal combustion engine to initiate the engine’s operation. Your starter motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy used to start your engine. Basically, once you turn your ignition, the starter cranks the engine to start your vehicle. As a general rule, test your starter every spring to make sure it draws the right amount of current.

Wiring: The wires in your electrical system connect the battery to the starter motor, the alternator to the battery, and the alternator to the starter. These large wires transmit several hundred amperes during cranking.