DOES YOUR ALTERNATOR OR STARTER NEED REPLACING?
Come to Dales and we can inspect your vehicle’s electrical system and give you the answer!
It all starts with a few telltale problems: you turn your key and the car does nothing, maybe dimmed headlights and a few flickering gauges. If your alternator or starter begins to malfunction, come to Dale’s for our alternator/starter replacement service as soon as possible. Warning signs that your alternator or starter require replacement will involve your vehicle’s electrical components. Perhaps there’s even an odd smell, or a growling sound coming from under the hood. No matter what symptoms you are experiencing, Dale’s can help. The next time you suspect alternator or starter issues, allow us to take a look and help get you back on the road.
Dale’s Auto Service offers car batteries from leading brands. So if you’ve got a car battery problem or you think your battery is weak, we’ll test and report to you the condition of your battery. We will get you on your way in no time with high-quality car batteries that offer strong long-term warranties.
If the engine is the heart of your vehicle, the car battery is its blood. And just like a heart can’t pump without blood, an engine can’t run without the juice that a car battery pumps into it. Together with the engine and the alternator, the car battery is one of the vital components of a car’s health. We will check the condition of your battery during all of our inspections so you know if your battery is good or needs replacing before its too late.
At Dale’s Auto Service, they always say the best offense is a good defense. We’ll help keep your vehicle running stronger by providing you with complete electrical system maintenance and replacement options. Our corrosion protection service, battery terminal cleaning service, and electrical system check will stop problems before they become huge problems. Quality replacement terminals, cables, hold-downs can help bring new life to your existing electrical system.
What does a Serpentine Belt do?
The serpentine drive belt gets its name because it snakes around several components of your engine – including the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and water pump – and powers them as the crankshaft turns.
When should I have Serpentine Belt Replacement?
The serpentine belt drives several engine components. So, when the belt fails, all the associated components – the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and water pump – stop working. That’s why it’s in your best interest to replace this belt before it breaks. Dale’s quality trained technicians will visually inspect and measure your drive belt(s) before its too late. We generally recommend that your serpentine belt is inspected for signs of wear when your oil is being changed.
Listen for signs of wear, too. A squealing belt may need to be replaced. We recommend that you plan to replace the serpentine belt as preventative maintenance every 100,000-120,000kms.
Over 100 million vehicles use automatic belt tensioners. Tensioners are designed into the belt drive system for several reasons:
- Proper tension is maintained throughout belt life.
- Reduce maintenance by eliminating need to re-tension belts on a periodic basis.
- Provides consistent and correct belt tension, thereby increasing bearing life of accessories.
- Increase belt life because belt is not over or under tension.
- Prevent belt slip. A belt that slips is not only noisy but can also cause accessories to not function properly.
Alternators and Starters HERE
Battery Replacement and Servicing HERE
Belt and Pulleys HERE