Batteries, Starters, and Alternators

Your car was fine when you parked it, but now, it won't even turn over. There could be a number of reasons for this. The battery, alternator, and starter are definitely something to look at.

Battery
We are proud to offer AC Delco batteries for all vehicles. For long life and maintenance-free convenience, look no further than the ACDelco car and truck battery. Manufactured for most vehicles on the road today, the ACDelco battery is tough enough to handle your demanding performance needs.

Alternator
If the engine starts after charging the battery, but does not run very long, then the problem is probably the alternator, since the battery starts the vehicle and the alternator operates the car - mostly independent of the battery. What

has probably happened is that while driving, the alternator failed and was no longer charging the battery. From the time of the failure, you were driving on the battery alone. The alternator alsocharges the battery, so when it fails, the battery no longer charges. A fully charged battery will operate a car for approximately 30 minutes. If it does run longer than 30 minutes, it will not be much longer. The more accessories you use while the battery is not receiving a charge, the less time you will have before the car shuts off. Accessories include air conditioning, lights, radio, heater or any other electrical component you have on the vehicle.

Starter
Do you hear a click when you turn the key? If you do, and you have plenty of battery charge, you might have a bad starter. If you don't hear a click, your starter relay might need to be replaced.

 
Most American automobile horns beep in the key of F.

Battery Service Interval: as needed. Clean corrosion from terminals and cables, test for proper charging, tighten terminals or recommend replacing (terminals additional charge)