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IS YOUR BATTERY READY FOR WINTER?

IS YOUR BATTERY READY FOR WINTER?

As the cold weather approaches fast for us in Wisconsin everyone is hoping their car will start! Winter weather put more stress on your battery, especially if the vehicle is kept outdoors in the cold elements. Avoid that feeling of hearing nothing when you turn the key in your ignition by bringing your vehicle into our shop for us to check the battery and charging system now. The battery serves a few major purposes for one’s vehicle. The battery stores electricity to start the vehicle, keeps your vehicle running, and powers all of the electrical components. For example, the battery produces power and communicates with the starter, which then interacts with the engine. When the starter communicates the power from the battery to the engine it allows the vehicle to “crank” or “turn over.” After the vehicle is started, which takes a lot of power, the alternator takes over.  The alternator is what keeps your engine running and the also what maintains the ... read more

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