Meineke: Batteries

By: Meineke Car Care Ctr  09-12-2011
Keywords: vehicle

Car Battery

Your car's starting and charging systems and the battery help ensure dependable vehicle operation whenever you drive your car and in all sorts of driving conditions. Make sure to have your Meineke professional check these systems regularly.

Your car battery stores electrical energy and the starter converts that energy into mechanical force to turn the engine for starting. The alternator produces electric current to replace what the starter used from the battery during start-up and to support electrical loads when the engine is running.

Driving habits such as frequent engine on/off cycles will cause more wear on the starter than a simple trip back and forth to work. Other factors include:

  • Driving in extreme weather conditions (hot and cold)
  • Mileage
  • Vehicle Age
  • Extensive electrical draws like in-vehicle entertainment systems

For safe operation of your vehicle, keep your electrical system fully charged. Your Meineke mechanic can check your system to maintain peak operation of your vehicle.

See your Meineke Maintenance Professional today for all your complete car care need.

Keywords: vehicle

Contact Meineke Car Care Ctr

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from Meineke Car Care Ctr

09-12-2011

Meineke: Tires

We have most major brands to choose from, knowledgeable sales associates, ASE certified technicians and, best of all, low prices. The driver can steer to compensate for the lower wet traction of the worn front tires and safely maintain control. Let the Tire Specialists at Meineke help you choose the right tires for your vehicle and your driving habits.


09-12-2011

Meineke: Brakes

If your vehicle isn't stopping like it should, don't hesitate, bring it into Meineke today for a FREE* inspection of your car brakes. Problems with your car brakes are serious and waiting to bring it when there is a problem may just make the problem worse. Bring your vehicle into your local Meineke dealer for a FREE* no-obligation brake inspection at the first hint of trouble.


09-12-2011

Meineke: Exhaust

With highly trained exhaust system technicians and the capability to custom bend exhaust pipes to fit any make or model of vehicle, Meineke is the place to bring your vehicle for all your exhaust system needs. The purpose of the exhaust/emission system is to deaden the sound made by the internal combustion engine, reduce the temperature of the exhaust, and control the emissions that come out of your vehicle.


09-12-2011

Meineke: Oil Change

One is to reduce the amount of friction by putting a layer of oil between the moving parts and the other is to help cool the parts of the engine as it circulates through. These parts cause friction when they rub against each other and the friction, in turn, causes massive amounts of heat in your engine. Most technicians recommend that you get an oil change every 3000 miles for maximum engine protection.