463 N. York Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 834-3131
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Elmhurst Firestone provides Starting, Charging & Batteries services to Elmhurst, IL, Oak Brook, IL, Lombard, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Starting, Charging & Batteries

Your vehicle’s starting and charging system is involved in regulating multiple electrical processes to start your vehicle's engine and keep it running. The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid responsible for starting the engine, while the charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system is responsible for routing energy throughout the entire electrical process while sustaining the battery’s charge. The battery supplies the electric power necessary to start the vehicle. This process starts when you turn the ignition. Then, the starting system sends power from the battery to the starter solenoid to the starter motor, which turns the engine in order to begin the internal combustion process. The alternator powers the other electrical components in your vehicle while the regulator controls the voltage supplied to each component. The regulator also ensures that the alternator maintains the battery’s charge so that the entire cycle can continue.

Benefits of Starting, Charging & Batteries

Slow cranking engines and dim headlights can sometimes point to a problem with your vehicle’s starting and charging system. Because the battery is required for the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, a weak or dead battery can also prevent your car from starting. If a jump start refuses to revive your battery and the starting system, our staff may need to take a closer look at the other components of the starting and charging system to determine whether or not you need a starter replacement or an alternator replacement. All components within your vehicle’s starting and charging system are necessary to ensure proper working order, and one bad link between them can render the entire electrical process useless. If you experience problems with starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start, then allow our service staff to perform a starting and charging system check on your vehicle today.

Elmhurst Firestone proudly serves the Starting, Charging & Batteries needs of customers in Elmhurst, IL, Oak Brook, IL, Lombard, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Elmhurst IL | Lombard IL | Oak Brook IL | and surrounding areas

Alternator Replacement

An alternator is part of a vehicle’s charging system and an essential component in keeping a vehicle operable...

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes

Battery Replacement

An automotive battery works with a vehicle’s voltage regulator and alternator to supply electricity to the vehicle...

Approx. Time: 15 Minutes

Starter Replacement

The starter is a motor that, when supplied with electricity from a vehicle’s battery, will engage the flywheel and crank the engine...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Starting & Charging System Check

The starting and charging system is responsible for starting and keeping the engine running. The starting and charging system is also...

Approx. Time: 15 Minutes

Elmhurst Firestone in Elmhurst, IL

Drivers in Elmhurst, IL, Oak Brook, IL, Lombard, IL, and surrounding areas have stood by our reputation for providing the best in auto repairs since 1956. At Elmhurst Firestone, our ASE-certified technicians can provide a wide array of automotive and tire repairs, ranging from routine maintenance like oil changes and brake service, to more complex services such as engine diagnostics, transmission service and steering and suspension systems. We also offer tire sales and services, featuring the industry’s best names in tires. No matter what kind of service your vehicle needs, from routine maintenance, to complex repairs, let Elmhurst Firestone be your first and only stop. Contact us for more information today.

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Phone: (630) 834-3131
Fax: (630) 834-3158
Address: 463 N. York Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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