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When a vehicle's starter cannot get a vehicle going in the morning, the problem can usually be traced to the battery, alternator, voltage regulator, or the electrical wiring that connects these components. The battery's job is to provide electrical power for the starter motor when the ignition switch is turned. The starter motor gear engages the engine flywheel to crank and start the engine. The battery expends a considerable amount of energy each time it powers the starter motor, while the charging system (composed of the alternator and voltage regulator) provides current that restores the battery to full charge after it has used its energy to run the starter motor. All these components should be checked in no-start situations.

Clearly, there can be a lot of reasons that your car is failing to start. It takes an experienced technician to track down the cause and fix it for you. Our technicians are ASE Master-certified, which means we have the skills to find which part of your car isn't working right and then fix it for you the first time. In addition, we can provide the regular care your car needs to prevent no-start situations in the first place.

Please call 952-473-4848 for an appointment today. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Be sure to visit our web site at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: In some no-start situations, the problem may rest with the alternator belt, which, if loose, can reduce the current output of the alternator and cause the battery to run down.