Battery Maintenance

To ensure the continued reliability of your vehicle, it is important for the battery be in good running condition. Our periodic battery maintenance check up can help prevent you from getting stuck with a dead battery. Regular battery maintenance is recommended because exposure to heat and humidity which is common with our Central Florida weather can accelerate normal wear and tear resulting in premature battery failure.

Our battery maintenance service includes:

  •  Battery testing
  • Cleaning battery connections
  • Checking for leaks
  • Inspecting wires and connection

These five warning signs indicate it may be time to replace your battery:

  • Bloated, cracked or swollen battery case
  • The check engine light comes on
  • Low levels of battery fluid
  • Sulfuric, rotten egg odor emitting from under the hood
  • Car takes longer or is harder to start

Why wait until you’re stuck with a dead battery? Stop by or schedule an appointment for a battery check-up today! We carry a complete selection of batteries for most makes and models.

Alternator Service

The alternator is located near the front of a car’s engine in most vehicles, and is easily identified by its internal or external cooling fan, vents and aluminum body. When the alternator fails or is beginning to fail, you’re car may have trouble starting or may not even start at all. Since many alternator and battery issues are similar, we recommend bringing your car to our repair shop as soon as possible so our certified technicians can accurately diagnose the actual issue. This will help you to avoid the cost of unnecessary parts and repairs.

Other signs your alternator may need service are:

  • ALT, GEN or similar warning light is illuminated
  • Weak electronics and dim headlights
  • Weak or dead battery
  • The vehicle stalls or experience difficulty starting

At American Auto Tires and Service our certified technicians are committed to providing the best possible service at the lowest prices. We provide a complete range of repair services including tires, oil and lube, and brakes. Stop in or contact us to schedule a service appointment today!