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    Car Battery Won’t Hold a Charge – Inspection & Repair in Hamilton

    Why won’t the car battery hold a charge?

    Car alternator

    The alternator is the main part of your car’s charging system.

    Nothing is more frustrating than a flat car battery, especially if the problem is continuously happening. A flat battery will prevent your car from starting until the battery is jump-started. However, a battery that won’t hold a charge will quickly run flat after jump-starting, making the jump-starting process futile. There are several different reasons a battery can hold a charge. These include:

    • Electrical current not reaching the battery.
    • Problems with the terminals, cables and wiring.
    • A battery due for replacement.
    • A malfunctioning part of your battery’s charging system.

    How does your car battery’s charging system work?

     

    Causes of the car battery not holding a charge:

    Battery due for replacement – Car batteries have a limited lifespan. If the battery is very old, it can lose its ability to hold a charge. Car batteries should generally be replaced every 3-5 years.
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    Faulty alternator – The alternator is a key component in your car’s charging system. It provides the battery with electrical power and charges the car battery while your car’s engine is running. If the alternator encounters a problem, it may prevent your car’s battery from charging properly. 

    Faulty alternator components – Loose or stretched belts and damaged alternator belt tensioners can prevent an alternator from working correctly. This can starve your car’s battery of energy and cause your car not to start. 

    Damage to battery terminals or wiring – The battery is linked to the rest of your vehicle via terminals and cables. These components can become damaged due to corrosion, limiting the flow of power to and from the battery.


     

    Car Battery Not Charging – Repair & Replacement in Hamilton

    Is your car’s battery not holding a charge? If so, we can help!

    At Grimmer Motors, our skilled mechanics can use the latest electronic testing tools to quickly diagnose faults in your battery and charging system. We can then provide high-quality alternator repairs or a new car battery  that will last the test of time.  

    Please note – if we need to replace your car battery or car alternator, then we will recycle your old scrap car battery and donate the proceeds towards Tree for Survival which has local school children planting, and nurturing native trees in our local community.

    For battery, alternator and charging component repairs, diagnostics  and replacement in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

     

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