All FAQS - Battery & Charging System

Battery & Charging System FAQS

Simi Valley AUTO CARE welcomes you to our website's page dedicated to frequently asked questions the technicians at our automotive repair shop gets from customers about the battery and charging system of their vehicles. The battery charging system ensures the battery is kept charged and supplies energy for the various electrical parts of the vehicle during operation, including the radio, lights, power windows, and more. The majority of the vehicles we service for our customers in the greater Simi Valley area have charging systems that are comprised of an alternator, battery, wiring, and ECU (electronic control unit). Older model vehicles may have a regulator but late model vehicles now use the vehicle's computer.

How do I clean dirty battery terminals?

Simi Valley AUTO CARE is happy to share this useful video we located on YouTube about how to clean dirty auto battery terminals. It is our hope that this video will help our customers in the Simi Valley area who want to learn how to clean dirty car battery terminals properly and safely. If you have any questions or would like a professional auto mechanic from the Simi Valley AUTO CARE team to help you please contact us for assistance.

How much does an alternator repair cost?

When asked by our customers in the greater Simi Valley area about how much an alternator repair cost, our team of auto repair mechanics will tell them it can be challenging to give a specific cost to repair an alternator as there are a variety of factors that can determine a final alternator repair cost at Simi Valley AUTO CARE. For example, one consideration when determining how much an alternator repair can cost is whether the alternator repair only involves a belt needing replacement, or does the entire alternator need to be replaced. Yet another important consideration our Simi Valley auto repair mechanics tell our customers is that the type of the vehicle may also be a determining factor that ultimately determines the cost to fix the alternator. Typically we tell our customers who want to know how much it cost to repair an alternator they can expect to pay between $200 to $600 dollars.

How much does it cost to replace my car battery?

Occasionally the customers of Simi Valley AUTO CARE may ask our shop’s auto repair mechanics how much it will cost to replace a car battery. As car batteries can be installed rather quickly, the labor cost to replace a car battery is generally under $30. The actual cost of the car battery may vary depending on the brand and quality of the battery. As with most things in life, it is usually the case that the higher the cost the better the quality of car battery.

How does a car battery work?

Simi Valley AUTO CARE would like to invite all of our customers in the greater Simi Valley area to watch this video showing how a car battery works to operate a vehicle. If you live in the Simi Valley area and have a car battery problem or question we invite you to contact us so one of our automotive repair specialists can be of help.

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Simi Valley, California

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