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Batteries and Electrical System

Batteries and Electrical System


Battery Repair and Electrical Services in Ham Lake, Minnesota by Midwest Car Care

If you've ever had a dead battery on your way to work or in the middle of running errands, you know how terrible a dead battery can be. If you have ever had electrical issues or electrical concerns with your car, you'll know how many things in a car are affected electricity. Head lights, internal lights, dashboard lights, windows, power locks and more can stop working if a car has an electrical short or malfunction. Thankfully, our team of technicians at Midwest Car Care are there to help. We proudly offer a variety of electrical repair and electrical service to get things back in order for you.

Is your battery dead? We can easily help with that too. Our team of technicians at Midwest Car Care will be able to determine the problem, share with you our recommendations so you can make an informed decision on your auto repair. If you're located in the Ham Lake area, you'll find our location incredibly convienenct! Come and pay us a visit. Outside the Ham Lake, Minnesota area? Not to worry. We're still only minutes away from Minneapolis, Oak Grove, Andover Anoka, Blaine and Coon Rapids.

Want to know more about the issues that can be found electrically or with a car's battery? Read on!

What makes a battery work?

Composed of a series of lead plates submerged in a 35% sulfuric acid/65% water solution, your 12-volt battery houses a chemical reaction that releases electrons through conductors, producing electricity which is then channeled into your vehicle's electrical system. The battery supplies electricity to all of the electrical system components, including the essential power required to start your vehicle. In periods of high demand, the battery also supplements power from the charging system.

What keeps a car's charge?

The charging system is the life force of your vehicle's electrical system, consisting of three main mechanisms: the alternator, various circuits, and the voltage regulator.

The alternator provides power to the electrical system and recharges the battery when the car is running.

The circuits act as conduits for electrical power.

The voltage regulator controls the voltage passed through the circuits.

Remember, all of these components require consistent attention and maintenance. It's not just your battery that needs to be replaced; if any components fail, your power source is reduced to a lifeless, twenty pound paper weight.

How does a car start?

It may seem obvious that the starting system turns your vehicle's engine on, but did you know that this process consumes more electrical power than anything else your car does? The starting system consists of three components working one after another. These components include: the ignition switch, the starter relay (or solenoid), and the starter motor.

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