Starter Repair

Automobile Starting and Charging Repair and Service in Tempe Phoenix East Valley AZ

Is It Time to Service Your Vehicles Starting and Charging Systems?

If you're having problems with the starting and charging systems in your vehicle, come see us for all of your repair and service needs!

We are Tri-City Auto Repair and we’ve been in Tempe since 1972. We provide complete auto repair in the East Valley.

Here’s what you need to know if you are looking for service on your car's starting and charging systems!

The battery, starting and charging systems are connected by a continual cycle of converting chemical energy to mechanical energy and then back again. The starter motor uses mechanical energy to crank the engine. The rotation of the engine drives the alternator, forcing electrical energy into a battery, where it's stored as chemical energy. The chemical energy of the battery is then changed back to electrical energy when it supplies current to the starter motor and accessories. The cycle repeats itself as the engine's mechanical energy again drives the alternator to recharge the battery so it can supply more current to the starter when needed.

Things to watch out for:

  • Make sure your battery rating meets at least the minimum cranking amperage (CA or CCA) requirement for your vehicle
  • Even today maintenance free batteries need periodic inspection & cleaning to ensure proper operation
  • The fan/alternator or serpentine belt on your vehicle is an integral part  of the charging system. Belts should be inspected for signs of wear and proper adjustment
  • Loose or corroded cable ends may prevent your battery from maintaining a full state of charge
  • Heat causes more damage to batteries than cold weather, but starting a vehicle in cold winter weather puts more strain on it

What People Are Saying About Tri-City Auto Repair:

“Dave and the entire staff at Tri-City Auto Repair were nothing but professional, courteous, and customer oriented." -Hayley C.

“What an excellent service these guys provide for their customers.” -Ahmad A.

Read our reviews and find out why thousands of people choose Tri-City Auto Repair for starter repair and more in the East Valley!

Automobile Starting and Charging Repair and Service in Tempe Phoenix East Valley AZ

Why Choose Tri-City Auto Repair for Starter Repair in the East Valley?

  • We Stand Behind Our Work: We are a family-owned business for over 45 years and we stand behind our name and reputation. We are here to build long term relationships not short term sales. We want to fix your car, your kids’ car and your grandkids’ car. Because of this, all of our work is guaranteed beyond industry standards.
  • We Provide Friendly and Personal Service: We take the time to get to know you and your car, and we strive to treat each and every customer like they are our family.
  • We Won’t Try To Sell You Services You Don’t Need: It’s as simple as that.

Automobile Starting and Charging Repair and Service in Tempe Phoenix East Valley AZ