Starting & Charging

When you put your key in, turn it and hear click click click, or even worse, you hear nothing you know you have a problem with your electrical system.  Let us provide you with the correct diagnosis.  No sense investing in a new battery if you need an alternator replaced and it could be something even simpler than that like a loose connection or corrosion causing the issue.


Your battery is the heart of your vehicle’s electrical system.     Even though your battery is normally one of the least expensive parts to replace, it is one of the most vital components to keep your vehicle operating.  Modern vehicles have added more safety and convenience options, and they all require power. Your battery is constantly supplying the necessary power to every electrical component.  Vital to the battery being able to supply the necessary power, is the alternator.  As soon as your start your vehicle the alternator is charging the battery. Other important electrical system components include the starter, pulleys, and a host of wiring and cables that connect all the vital starting & charging components.


Common signs of a problem with your starting & charging system are:
  • Warning lights
  • Trouble starting the engine
  • Dim headlights & internal lights
  • Burning smell

 If you experience any problems with your starting & charging system our ASE trained technicians can diagnose and repair your vehicle’s issue.  Battery & alternator failure is common and easy to diagnose.  If your vehicle has a wiring or connection problem, those can require more time and research to find.  If you are having an electrical issue contact Hawkins Automotive for an appointment today!  Call us at 827-2971.