About Car Batteries
Important Parts Related To Your Battery
This is the heart of the electrical system. It consists of three main components: the belt-driven alternator, various electrical circuits, and a voltage regulator. The alternator supplies power to the electrical system and recharges the battery after your car has started. Just like it sounds, the voltage regulator controls the voltage, keeping it within the operating range of the electrical system.
This system consumes more electrical power than any other in your car. The starting system consists of three components which work in tandem: the ignition switch, the starter relay or solenoid, and the starter motor. The ignition switch controls the starter solenoid, which activates the starter motor. The starter motor then turns the engine until your car starts.
- Remove the clamps and clean away grease, dirt and oxidation. A filthy battery connection will weaken the charge
- Keep your car accessories off when your car is not started, this will kill your battery causing you to need a jump start
- Secure it. If your battery is jiggling around, it could tip over. A loose battery bashing against other parts of your engine is bad.