Auto Repair & Services
- Air Conditioning Repair
- Air Filters
- Alternator Repair
- Brake Repair
- Belt & Hose Replacement
- Car Service & Preventative Mainentance
- Cooling System Replacement
- Driveline Repair
- Engine Repair
- Engine Tune-Up
- Flat Tire Repair
- Fleet Services
- Fluid Inspection
- Headlight Restoration
- Muffler Repair & Exhaust Inspection
- Oil Change Service
- Suspension Repair & Alignment Services
- Tire Balancing
- Tire Installation
- Tire Rotation
- Transmission Repair
- Wheel Alignments
- Windshield Wiper Blades
United Tire and Service has quality auto repair services and batteries that can be effortlessly installed in your vehicle at reasonable prices! Your car's battery is crucial to start your engine. It likewise stores energy produced by the alternator and operates the secondary electric systems such as your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and additional electrical elements in your car. Your automobile's electrical system powers every thing from the ignition and fuel systems to accessories such as your radio, headlights, and wipers. The electric system is then, powered by the engine.
Tips for Automotive Battery Care
There’s nothing worse than going out to your car, turning the key and hearing it crank too slowly to start, then crank even slower until you hear that dismal “click…click…click” that means you’re not going anywhere.
Your car battery stores the electricity that’s generated by your alternator so it can be used to start the engine and power secondary electrical accessories like the power windows and radio. Just like the battery in a cell phone or laptop, though, the battery can only go through so many charge/discharge cycles before it begins to weaken and can no longer store as much cranking power.
Hot weather and extreme cold both put a lot of stress on a battery…in 20-degree weather, the chemical reaction that stores electricity is actually slowed down to a point where the battery has about 50 percent efficiency. Cold weather is even tougher on batteries since motor oil tends to thicken in cold weather, making it harder for the starter motor to crank the engine.
There are things you can do to extend your battery’s life, however. At United Tire, our recommended battery maintenance includes:
- Regularly inspect the battery cables, posts, and terminals for fluffy greenish-white deposits of corrosion, which can prevent the battery from charging
- Regularly inspect the alternator for charging ability
- Regularly inspect the serpentine belt for tension and condition. The belt is designed with a mechanical tensioner, but on older vehicles the tensioner itself can wear and eventually seize up.
At United Tire Company, we stock batteries for all sorts of vehicles and can help you make sure your car’s battery is up to the job. Make an appointment with us! Call us today to set up your next battery replacement or other auto repair service. United Tire and Service is proud to be your number one car services center and provider of tires.