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Electrial Services & Repairs – Alternator & Battery Service

Electrical System Testing & Repair

Increasingly complex electrical systems require equally sophisticated systems for testing them. As part of Tveten’s Auto Clinic in Lakewood we offer commitment to excellence and quality in the services we provide to you, we offer the most advanced means available for the testing of your electrical/mechanical apparatus and verification of the accuracy of the repairs and refurbishments we undertake on your behalf.

Today’s auto electrical systems are getting more intricate and are stressing the limits of current technology but they are basically the same design as 30 years ago.

The alternator produces electricity used to maintain battery storage charge and to help run all the electrical accessories, including the ignition and the engine control systems. It is belt-driven by the engine and produces an alternating current (AC), which is converted internally to 12 volts direct current (DC) by the diode bridge or rectifiers.

Contrary to popular belief, an alternator does not constantly produce electricity. It cycles on and off as demand goes up and down. The battery buffers it from the electrical demands of the car, and it only works enough to maintain system voltage. At peak efficiency and for longest life, the alternator should be charging no more than about 50% of the time.

The other major electrical component in your car’s electrical system is used only a few times a day but is the single largest power user and most critical to your car’s operation – its starter. The starter is simply a DC motor that turns the engine crankshaft through the flywheel, starting the combustion process by creating compression within the cylinders. Voltage to the starter is supplied directly from the battery and is controlled by a relay and/or solenoid operated from the key switch inside your car.

Let Tveten’s Auto Clinic show you our advanced capabilities for testing, maintaining and repairing computerized controls, so that we can put you back on the road safely.  Cal us at 253-588-5201.

Our commitment to our valued customers is to provide the best level of service and repairs that are possible today. Without this kind of commitment to obtain all the current technology to diagnose high-tech vehicles, it is just a guessing game. We believe that a guess is not what you want.
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