Car Batteries, Starters, & Ignition Repair in Plymouth-Canton
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The starting system turns the engine quickly enough to enable it to start; at least, that's what it does when it operates properly. Components of the starting system include the battery, the starter motor, the starter solenoid, and all the wires that connect these parts. How does the starter system work? As you turn the ignition key to the start position, an electric signal runs along the wire to the starter solenoid. The solenoid is told to deliver electricity from the battery to the starter motor. It does so until the ignition key is released from the start position. The end of the starter motor has a small gear that meshes with the teeth around the edge of the engine flywheel. The gear rotates the flywheel. At the same time, the ignition system is delivering a spark and the fuel system is supplying a fuel/air mixture to the engine. The engine starts ...in theory, if everything is in good working condition. If the engine doesn't start, the cause could be one of many things, including the starter or solenoid. Before you consider repairing the starter, bring your vehicle into Canton Wear Master for a complete diagnosis by a professional auto repair technician.
My Car Won't Start. Do I Need A New Battery?
Your car battery or truck battery doesn't actually start your vehicle, but it may be the reason why it won't start. The car or truck battery powers your vehicle's computer systems and is the source for lights and other electrically driven components. If your battery is old or weak it can cause stress on the alternator and starter, especially during a Michigan winter. Canton Wear Master carries a full line of NAPA ® batteries and can check and replace batteries in any car, truck, SUV, or motor home.