We can help you choose the
right battery for your vehicle and lifestyle. Our staff can safely and
professionally install your battery and get you back on the road.
Your car's electrical system
powers everything from the ignition and fuel systems to accessories such
as your radio, headlights and wipers. The electrical system is, in turn,
powered by the engine. Here are the three key components of the electrical
When your car's engine is
off, the battery provides the required power to the rest of the system,
as well as during start-up (cranking). It also supplements the power
from the charging system during periods of high demand.
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 component 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.
Your vehicle's battery
primarily helps to start the engine. However, it also stores energy
generated by the alternator, and runs the secondary electrical systems
or additional components in your vehicle. To help you take care of your
battery, Retailers with Tire and Service Network:
alternator belt tension and wear
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OTHER PREVENTATIVE AUTO MAINTENANCE The
following is a list of some key areas requiring preventative
maintenance. Consult your owner's manual for information about when
to replace specific fluids and components: Change oil regularly,
Monitor all fluids, Maintain transmission, Change spark plugs as
required, Watch the timing belt, Flush the radiator, Change all filters,
Combat rust, Maintain good driving habits.
We Repair, Maintain & Service Import
European Cars, Trucks &
IMG's factory trained, A.S.E.
Certified Technicians will ensure your Import or Domestic Car,
Truck, SUV or Van receives the best
in parts, and quality auto repair. IMG can handle all the routine
service your car or light truck requires. We have all the
factory diagnostic equipment and the skills necessary to fix
problems with ESP, Check Engine, SRS, ABS, and climate control
systems. From our East Greenwich Warwick RI service garage, we can perform any
other service or scheduled maintenance on your vehicle including
brake, suspension and exhaust system work.