Battery and Charging System | Auto Repair in Berkeley - Oceanworks Berkeley

Automotive Battery and Charging System Repair in Berkeley

Oceanworks offers full gamut of auto maintenance and repair services in Berkeley, including maintenance and repairs of auto batteries, starters, alternators, the charging system, and the entire auto electrical system. 12 volt battery is a key part of a complex system that provides your car with electricity necessary not only to power the entertainment and navigation systems, but also lights, power windows, fuel injectors, airbag system, steering system, fuel pump, to name just a few. The battery also provides the electrical power necessary to start your vehicle’s engine.

Battery power is replenished by the alternator, which is a part of the charging system. The three major components of the charging system are the battery, the alternator, and the starter. When you turn the key in the ignition, the system draws power from the battery to get the engine running. Starting the engine requires a surge of electricity that dwarfs other demands placed on the battery.

Once the engine is running, the alternator generates electricity necessary to operate the vehicle and to re-charge the battery, so that it is always ready to provide electrical power to various systems of your car.

Two primary factors impact the battery – use and age. In modern cars, you can add two more major use factors: entertainment system and data systems. Modern vehicles are full of sensors and on-board computers, each requiring electricity to operate. Many of them can be operated when the engine is off – and thus they drain battery power.

Here are a few signs that the charging system needs to be inspected by a professional:

  • Failure to start the engine
  • Difficulties starting the engine
  • Battery warning light coming on
  • Dimming of interior lights

Oceanworks is a full service Berkeley auto repair shop, and we can provide broad range of automotive charging system maintenance and repairs, including:  

  • Ignition switch
  • Car battery testing
  • Car battery replacement
  • Car battery load test
  • Alternator testing
  • Alternator replacement  ​    
  • Car battery troubleshooting        
  • Starter testing
  • Starter replacement
  • Starter relay

At Oceanworks we recommend regular service for your vehicle, and if you suspect any battery or charging system problems, let us know. When you bring your vehicle to our Berkeley auto repair shop, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and you can also anticipate:

  • 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty  
  • Original Equipment quality parts
  • In most cases, same day service
  • Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your vehicle

So if you notice any signs of charging system problems, bring your vehicle to Oceanworks in Berkeley. Our technicians have decades of auto repair experience, and will be able to diagnose and repair any electrical system problems your vehicle may face.

We offer convenient online appointments, or you can call the shop to speak with a service advisor and make an appointment. 

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