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1688 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 - (707) 544-3420

Valley Tire & Brake provides Starting, Charging & Batteries services to Santa Rosa, CA, Windsor, CA, Sebastopol, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Starting, Charging & Batteries

Your vehicle’s starting and charging system is involved in regulating multiple electrical processes to start your vehicle's engine and keep it running. The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid responsible for starting the engine, while the charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system is responsible for routing energy throughout the entire electrical process while sustaining the battery’s charge. The battery supplies the electric power necessary to start the vehicle. This process starts when you turn the ignition. Then, the starting system sends power from the battery to the starter solenoid to the starter motor, which turns the engine in order to begin the internal combustion process. The alternator powers the other electrical components in your vehicle while the regulator controls the voltage supplied to each component. The regulator also ensures that the alternator maintains the battery’s charge so that the entire cycle can continue.



Benefits of Starting, Charging & Batteries

Slow cranking engines and dim headlights can sometimes point to a problem with your vehicle’s starting and charging system. Because the battery is required for the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, a weak or dead battery can also prevent your car from starting. If a jump start refuses to revive your battery and the starting system, our staff may need to take a closer look at the other components of the starting and charging system to determine whether or not you need a starter replacement or an alternator replacement. All components within your vehicle’s starting and charging system are necessary to ensure proper working order, and one bad link between them can render the entire electrical process useless. If you experience problems with starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start, then allow our service staff to perform a starting and charging system check on your vehicle today.

Valley Tire & Brake proudly serves the Starting, Charging & Batteries needs of customers in Santa Rosa, CA, Windsor, CA, Sebastopol, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Santa Rosa CA | Sebastopol CA | Windsor CA | and surrounding areas

Alternator Replacement

An alternator is part of a vehicle’s charging system and an essential component in keeping a vehicle operable...

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes

Battery Replacement

An automotive battery works with a vehicle’s voltage regulator and alternator to supply electricity to the vehicle...

Approx. Time: 15 Minutes

Starter Replacement

The starter is a motor that, when supplied with electricity from a vehicle’s battery, will engage the flywheel and crank the engine...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Starting & Charging System Check

The starting and charging system is responsible for starting and keeping the engine running. The starting and charging system is also...

Approx. Time: 15 Minutes

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Valley Tire & Brake

Valley Tire & Brake was founded by John McGill Jr. in 1968. Raised in Santa Rosa, California as a third generation Sonoma County resident, John’s community roots go deep as do his children’s and his grandchildren’s (Valley Tire & Brake is now in its fifth generation). We proudly provide auto repairs and tire service to Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas of Roseland, Monroe, South Santa Rosa, Bellevue, McCauley, Melita, and Fulton within Sonoma County, California.

Valley Tire & Brake has grown over the last 40 years to include 22 of the finest automotive service staff in Santa Rosa with 25 free loaner cars while yours is being serviced or repaired. We're known for our tire, brake, and front service work but our mechanical staff now handles an array of auto repairs that include engine maintenance, repair, and smog services. Right across the street is our RV and truck department, muffler and exhaust department, and the fastest efficient oil change around, Valley Fast Oil & Lube.

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Address: 1688 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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