Skip To Content

Best Auto Repair, Porter

SCHEDULE CALIBRATION

22321 E Martin Dr
Suite B Porter, TX 77365

281-354-8700
Opening Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun Closed
CONTACT US

Feeling Powerless (Why Is My Battery Light On?)

Posted June 23, 2024 6:45 AM

When one of your vehicle’s warning lights comes on, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh, no, what’s wrong now?” When it’s the battery light, it means there’s something wrong with your vehicle’s battery or charging system.  And because both are important for your vehicle to work properly, it’s a good idea to get it checked out.  Here are some things that may cause a battery light to illuminate.

It could be that your battery has failed.  It could be on its last legs or completely dead.  When it isn’t showing it has the voltage it should, your vehicle lets you know.

If it’s not the battery itself, it could be the system that charges it.  The alternator is part of that system and could have a problem.  It could be putting out no power, too little power, or too much.  The alternator may not be working because the belt that drives it (using the engine’s mechanical power) could be broken or slipping.  Or the alternator pulley may be broken.

The alternator needs to have a solid connection to the battery, and sometimes the posts that connect to the battery cables get so corroded, they can’t conduct enough electricity. Or it could be that a battery cable isn’t conducting power properly. 

Because the alternator supplies power to other parts of your vehicle, if it gets overloaded, it will also cause your battery light to come on.  Other possibilities are an electrical short in the charging system or a failed voltage regulator.

Your vehicle may be hard to start or it may not start at all if you have any of these problems. It’s important to bring it in to us so we can diagnose and repair the problem before you wind up stranded… and feeling really powerless.  

Houston ADAS
22321 E Martin Dr Porter
Porter, TX 77365
(281) 354-8700
http://houstonadas.net



Search



Archive

January 2023 (17)
February 2023 (4)
March 2023 (4)
April 2023 (5)
May 2023 (4)
June 2023 (4)
July 2023 (5)
August 2023 (4)
September 2023 (4)
October 2023 (5)
November 2023 (4)
December 2023 (5)
January 2024 (5)
February 2024 (4)
March 2024 (5)
April 2024 (4)
May 2024 (4)
June 2024 (5)
July 2024 (3)

Categories

Fuel System (9)Brakes (4)Battery (6)Service Standards (4)What Customers Should Know (9)Serpentine Belt (1)Fuel Economy (2)Exhaust (2)Timing Belt (4)Cooling System (3)Maintenance (7)Alignment (3)Older Vehicles (2)Auto Safety (2)Tires and Wheels (7)Diagnostics (1)Engine Air Filter (1)Steering (2)Shocks & Struts (3)Windshield Wipers (2)PCV Valve (1)Inspection (2)Diesel Maintenance (1)Air Conditioning (1)Check Engine Light (2)Service Intervals (2)Tires (1)Oil Change (2)Fuel Pump (1)Automotive News (2)Monitoring System (1)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (1)Alternator (1)Headlamps (1)Drive Train (1)
  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • ATI
  • caradas
  • NAPA  Auto Care
  • Gold Certified
  • Napa 36
  • Phil's Car Care
  • RepairPal
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

Fair price for a fair job. Good service with a friendly staff
view all reviews
TAP TO CALL NOW 281-354-8700 X