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(248) 544-2100    •    23459 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220    •    HOURS: Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm, SAT 8am - 2PM
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Wetmore Tire and Auto provides Starting, Charging & Batteries services to Ferndale, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Detroit, MI, 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.

Wetmore Tire and Auto proudly serves the Starting, Charging & Batteries needs of customers in Ferndale, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Detroit, MI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Detroit MI | Ferndale MI | Royal Oak MI | 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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Wetmore Tire & Auto in Ferndale, MI

For 87 years, drivers in Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Detroit, MI, as well as the surrounding areas have chosen Wetmore Tire and Auto for their tires and auto repairs. Wobbly wheels? No problem. We've been making wobbly wheels straight since 1928. We've got a large selection of used and OEM wheels available for purchase. Our tire inventory is the best in Ferndale, with selections from top brands like MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal®, so you'll be sure to find the right tires for your needs. If your car has something wrong, use our online vehicle diagnostics center to diagnose and fix the problem. Enter your vehicle info to begin and schedule an appointment to have the problem fixed. Trust our ASE-certified technicians to handle your brake repairs, oil change, engine diagnostics or wheel alignment, or any other car repair you need. Stop where you see the car on the roof----Wetmore Tire & Auto in Ferndale.