Automotive Charging and Starting System Service and Repair in Ludington, MI
Mick’s Truck and Auto in Ludington provides comprehensive auto battery, charging system and starting system services and repairs. Whether your vehicle needs a new alternator, has starting problems, or the interior lights seem dim, our technicians can diagnose and repair these and other battery and charging system problems.
There are three major charging system components; the starter that gets everything going, the alternator which generates electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery, and the battery itself, which provides power when the engine is turned off, and of course, provides the power necessary to start your car.
When you turn on ignition (with a key or a button), the starter system draws electrical energy from the battery to start the engine. Once the engine is running, the alternator generates electrical energy used to power the engine, as well as the entire electrical system of your car, including the entertainment and navigation systems. The alternator also recharges the battery, so it’s always fully charged and ready to use.
When you think about it, it’s amazing how many sub-systems in your car require electrical energy to function: airbag system, steering system, fuel injectors, ignition system (it converts low voltage electricity from the battery into the high voltage electricity that powers the spark plugs which ignite the fuel-air mixture that powers your vehicle), fuel pump, the ADAS system, and of course the navigational and entertainment systems.
Like all mechanical and electrical systems, the charging system will deteriorate with age, and at some point will need repairs. Modern vehicles put additional demands on the system, since they need additional energy for navigational system, expanded entertainment options, and the ADAS system with all its sensors, computers, lights and tactile feedback (like when the steering wheel vibrates to warn you of unsafe lane departure).
Symptoms of Likely Charging/Starting/Battery System Problems:
- Failure to start
- Check Engine Light (CEL) illuminated – some charging/starting system conditions can cause the CEL light to come “on”
- Dimming of interior lights
- Difficulties starting the engine
- Battery warning light
- Power windows operating slowly or with difficulty
At Mick’s Truck and Auto we recommend regular service for our clients’ vehicles, not only to keep manufacturer warranty in force, but also to provide reliable transportation that’s ready when you need it. With all services and repairs we offer complimentary digital vehicle inspection to keep you up-to-date on the overall condition of your automobile. So bring your vehicle to our Ludington auto repair garage if you notice any symptoms of charging or starting system issues, or for any other reason – we are happy to be of service, and you can anticipate:
- Child-friendly, clean office
- Complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection with repairs or service
- 24 months / 24,000 mile warranty
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Nationally ASE certified mechanics servicing your vehicle
Mick’s Truck and Auto is a full service Ludington repair facility, equipped with the latest digital tools. This allows us to provide comprehensive charging system diagnostics, services, and repairs, including:
- Ignition switch
- Car battery testing
- Car battery charging
- Alternator troubleshooting
- Alternator belt replacement
- Alternator replacement
- Alternator tensioner
- Alternator testing
- Car battery troubleshooting
- Starter testing
- Starter relay
- Starter replacement
- Car battery maintenance
- Car battery load test
- Car battery replacement
When your vehicle signals problems with the charging system, or you have problems starting your car, bring it to Mick’s Truck and Auto in Ludington. Our mechanics will use cutting-edge digital equipment to diagnose and repair these problems.
We offer convenient appointments on our website. You can also call the shop directly and we will be happy to make an appointment for you.