Alternators & Starters
If you've noticed your car acting up lately, or it's time for one of
your regularly scheduled maintenance services, bring your car to
Mr. Nobody Tire. Do you hear strange sounds like knocking or
grinding? Have you begun to notice fluids leaking underneath your
car? Is it time for your inspection or tune up? We've long been the
choice for alternator repair and replacement in Gastonia, so
whatever you need, come see us today!
A bad alternator could be the cause of your dead battery.
If you're having to constantly jump your battery, or if you just
replaced it with a new battery that still doesn't seem to hold a
charge, then it's a good chance that the real problem is with your
When you're driving your car around the Charlotte North Carolina area, the
alternator provides electricity to various components like your
dashboard lights and air conditioner. Any extra power it creates
gets stored in the car's battery for later use. If your alternator
isn't charging you battery, then the next time you go to start your
car, you have to deal with the frustration of a dead battery.
This is often misdiagnosed as a bad battery, especially if it's an
older battery, but you can save time and a further hassle by having
your car serviced correctly by out trained mechanics. Bring your car
or truck to your shop just West of Charlotte in Gastonia North
Carolina for alternator repair and replacement that you can trust.
Customers call and ask us to help diagnose their car not starting,
and what they are experiencing with their car or light truck. This is
not an uncommon inquiry, but it takes some information gathering
each time to provide the best response. Our first question to them
is when they turn the key what do they hear? Is the engine turning
over? Is there a clicking sound? In this case the reply was, "when I
try to start it nothing happens, the lights and radio are fine. Also
I tried to start it with jumper cables hooked up and still there was
no sound when I turned the key." With that information my first
thought is the starter is the problem. Although it could be many
other factors such as a loose power cable to the starter, but those
symptoms narrow in on a starter problem.
The root of the starter engine is of course the ignition. When you
turn your key it allows electricity to flow from the battery to the
starter motor and complete the circuit for the first revolution of
are two devices which allow the ignition to fire and start the
engine, the Starter Engine and the Solenoid. Since automobile
manufactures deemed it more efficient, the solenoid is most commonly
attached to the starter. These two devices in conjunction provide a
jolt of electricity from your battery to make the engine to “turn
over”. Furthermore, the starter also draws in a mixture of fuel and
air to provide the initial explosion your engine requires in the
beginning of its cycle.
If your car tries to start, but can’t quite get the job done, it
could possibly be the starter seeing some trouble. There are
generally only a few things that can lead to a starter engine
Weak Battery: A Weak or undercharged battery cannot provide
the starter with enough electricity to turn the engine over. Your
car may make a rapid clicking noise, or just never quite get
Solenoid: Since the Solenoid and the starter work in
conjunction to get the car started. If the solenoid is cracked or
broken you cannot get the charge needed to begin running on
Bad Wiring: In order to take the charge from the battery,
basic wiring is required. More than anything else, time and heat can
take the worst toll on basic electrical components. A simple process
of replacing some wiring can be all that’s required.
also a few mechanical issues that can arise with a starter engine
that would cause it to fail. The Flywheel, for example is made up of
multiple interlocking “teeth” which moves the crankshaft and
pistons. Over time the flywheel can degrade and cause the starter to
cease functioning. Ultimately, because almost all of these
components are inside a metal casing and are not meant to be
serviced individually, it is best to replace the entire starter
motor. This ensures that your vehicle will start reliably for
years to come.
The process of troubleshooting a starter engine and solenoid combo
can quickly become a tiresome task. Let Mr. Nobody Tire take
away the stress of figuring out the problem and provide a quality
service for your problem. Our technicians are expert with
discovering the issue and finding the best long term solution. Plus,
we provide Towing to the shop for service. So if you can’t get your
vehicle fired up, give us a ring and we’ll get you back on the road.
your car like Mr. Nobody!
Mr. Nobody Tire is a Full Service
Auto Repair & Tire shop serving North Carolina, Charlotte,
Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Gaston
County, City of Gastonia, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly,
Ranlo, Stanley, Kings Mountain, Shelby from Gaston County
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