Ignition System and Battery
Do you have trouble starting your car? Do your power windows or lights seem to malfunction? It might be time to have your ignition and charging systems inspected. The ignition system starts the car, while the charging system recharges the battery so it can continue to power the various components of your vehicle.
If you don’t want your car to have trouble waking up on a Monday morning (or on a holiday departure), visit your nearest Auto Mecano. Our team will be sure to give your car the boost it needs.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The battery light just went on. What should I do?
First off, the battery light doesn’t mean there’s any immediate danger, so don’t panic. Pull over once it’s safe to do so and assess the possible causes. Have you left your headlights or radio on for too long without running the engine? Is it cold out? Has it been a long time since you started your car? Don’t worry, the battery might simply be drained. All you need to do is drive for a few kilometres and let the motor run to recharge it. However, if this isn’t the case, a fuse may have blown or there may be excessive corrosion on the battery terminals.
In these cases, we recommend that you visit your local Auto Mecano as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may not be able to start your car when you need it most. So, what are you waiting for?