Car Batteries and Charging Systems in Columbia, MD

Keeping Your Vehicle Fully Powered -- AutoStream Car Care Center

At AutoStream Car Care Center, we want to make sure your vehicle is always fully powered. Today’s innovations in battery and charging systems have allowed manufacturer’s to install a variety of electrical systems and conveniences into your vehicle. Even core systems like the engine utilize these important components. But that can all go to waste if your car’s battery and charging systems begin to fail, and we want to help prevent that. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors have extensive experience servicing auto batteries and charging systems and are fully capable of performing the necessary repairs. They’ll use our state-of-the-art equipment as well to ensure a faulty part or tool doesn’t compromise the quality of the service or your car’s performance. Visit us in Columbia, Maryland, and see why we’re one of the trusted auto service providers in the area!

Signs You Need Service

One of the first things you notice when you visit us for service is that we love to empower our customers with knowledge. We believe that the more you know, the more you’ll save in costs and performance in your vehicle, and we want to make you aware of common trouble signs with your car’s battery and charging system. Whether you’re not sure what to look for or you want to learn of more, here are two common trouble signs you should be wary of:

Trouble Starting

Does it seem like your car is having a hard time starting? Do you have to turn the ignition a couple of times before the engine finally revs up? If so, you’re likely dealing with a battery or charging system problem. These systems help transfer a spark from the battery to the engine, combusting the air and fuel mixture found within it and starting the vehicle. Without these systems functioning properly, the car won’t start. Unfortunately, there could be multiple reasons why this may be happening, from a dead battery to bad spark plugs, so you’ll need professional help to identify the issue.

Flickering Appliances

A common warning sign that your car’s charging systems are failing is when the electrical appliances within the vehicle begin to flicker. If you see that the radio shuts off and on or if the headlights look a little dim, that’s when you should know something is going wrong. This typically happens because of a failing alternator, but like the previous issue, there could be a multitude of other causes. Like before, we recommend professional help to accurately determine the problem.

We Want to Help You!

Without your car’s battery and charging systems, you wouldn’t be able to utilize much of the safety features and conveniences provided. Make sure all of your car’s electrical systems are powered and schedule a service with AutoStream Car Care Center in Columbia, Maryland. Our ASE Certified techs and inspectors utilize state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive knowledge of a vehicle’s charging systems to ensure everything is functioning properly. Whether you need a spark plug replaced or the alternator repaired, know that our team can get the job done right.

You can schedule your service by giving us a call at (301) 540-1700 or by using our convenient online scheduling system. If you’re in the area, don’t be afraid to stop by, meet our team, and schedule an appointment in person. You can find us on 7248 Cradlerock Way, and we can’t wait to meet you and your vehicle!