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Starting & Charging System Repair in Winchester, VA

The starting and charging systems of your vehicle are responsible for generating and storing electricity, as well as starting the vehicle. At 5 Star Auto Repair we monitor the condition of these systems during routine maintenance, as well as perform diagnostics and repairs whenever needed. As vehicles become more complex, the need to have a professional service these systems becomes more apparent. We are experts at starting and changing system diagnostics and repairs.

Starting and Charging System Services

Professional Car Battery Installation Service

5 Star Auto Repair car battery installation service is performed by technicians trained to service all types of vehicles – from a simple installation to navigating complex starting and charging systems. Our new car batteries are made by the industry’s most reliable brands and our technicians go farther to help you go further.

  • Interstate car batteries
    • Backed by 30-month replacement warranty
    • Optimized for consistent power for life of battery
    • Built to stay strong in extreme temperatures
  • Carquest car batteries
    • Positive and negative grids minimize corrosion
    • Long-lasting performance even under demanding applications
    • Designed to recharge quickly after powering vehicle electrical systems

How Does a Car's Starting and Charging System Work?

Your vehicle’s electrical system has a number of essential components that all need to work together in order to start your vehicle and keep it running. The main components include the battery, the starter, and the alternator. 

Below is a brief explanation on the function of the starting and charging systems. 

How Do I Know If My Electrical System Needs Attention?

Some signs that your starter might need to be serviced are:

Any of the above symptoms may be intermittent.

Some signs that your alternator or battery is in need of service:

Contact us with any questions or to schedule a diagnostic

If you are experiencing any symptoms of starting or charging system failure give us a call, stop by, or reach out to us online. We can discuss the problem that you are having and help you choose the best course of action. We do our best to help our regular customers avoid breakdowns and surprise repair bills by inspecting belts, connections and other visible components at every visit. We also test the health of your car’s battery to help you know before it needs to be replaced, not after it leaves you stranded. 

All The Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Brake Pads

When it comes to brakes you shouldn’t wait until brake repairs are needed. If the owner continues to drive the vehicle while there are issues with the brakes, then the chance of having an accident can increase or unpleasant vibrations and loud screeching sounds can be experienced while driving.

Brake Testing And Inspections

If you feel your brakes are not performing correctly you shouldn’t wait any longer. Have your brakes inspected at Autolane today.

Signs that you need your brakes inspected for repairs include: sticky brake pedal, noisy brakes, vibration when braking or a brake warning light.

Brake Service & Repair
Have your brakes inspected at Autolane
$ 39 / per brake pad
Pricing exclude hourly rate
Services Included:
  • Complete brakes inspection
  • Brake pad or brake shoe replacement
  • Brake / hydraulic fluid (level and condition)
  • Brake light diagnosis

Key Benefits of the Service

Taking your car in for regular service help you in ensuring everything is working properly and also to avoid such issues before they arise.

Increase Safety

Regular break inspection will keep you safe

Money Saving

Find issues before repair become expensive

Frequently Asked Questions

An extended warranty is actually an insurance policy on your vehicle, a safeguard against expensive, unforeseen repairs. It covers repairs for an agreed-upon period of time and miles. True warranties, though, are included in the price of the product.

Transmission fluid should be exchanged every 60,000 miles. By following your vehicle's manufacturer recommendations on transmission fluid exchanges, you are truly protecting your vehicle from preventable (and expensive) transmission damage.

If your vehicle uses conventional oil, you should have it replaced every 3 months or 3,000 miles.

If your vehicle uses synthetic oil, you should have it replaced every 6 months or 5,000 miles.

Car batteries ideally last between 3-5 years depending on a number of factors.

To ensure optimal performance and maintenance, simply have your battery checked by an technician during every oil change.

Certified automotive technicians are held to measurable and strict standards in their line of work, and they are accountable to those standards individually.

Autolane is dedicated to upholding those standards.