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20 Park Avenue
South Portland,ME 04106
(207) 799-7314
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Duval's Service Center provides Starting, Charging & Batteries services to South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Starting, Charging & Batteries

Your vehicle’s starting and charging system is involved in regulating multiple electrical processes to start your vehicle's engine and keep it running. The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid responsible for starting the engine, while the charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system is responsible for routing energy throughout the entire electrical process while sustaining the battery’s charge. The battery supplies the electric power necessary to start the vehicle. This process starts when you turn the ignition. Then, the starting system sends power from the battery to the starter solenoid to the starter motor, which turns the engine in order to begin the internal combustion process. The alternator powers the other electrical components in your vehicle while the regulator controls the voltage supplied to each component. The regulator also ensures that the alternator maintains the battery’s charge so that the entire cycle can continue.



Benefits of Starting, Charging & Batteries

Slow cranking engines and dim headlights can sometimes point to a problem with your vehicle’s starting and charging system. Because the battery is required for the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, a weak or dead battery can also prevent your car from starting. If a jump start refuses to revive your battery and the starting system, our staff may need to take a closer look at the other components of the starting and charging system to determine whether or not you need a starter replacement or an alternator replacement. All components within your vehicle’s starting and charging system are necessary to ensure proper working order, and one bad link between them can render the entire electrical process useless. If you experience problems with starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start, then allow our service staff to perform a starting and charging system check on your vehicle today.

Duval's Service Center proudly serves the Starting, Charging & Batteries needs of customers in South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : South Portland, ME | Portland, ME | Cape Elizabeth, ME | and surrounding areas

Alternator Replacement

An alternator is part of a vehicle’s charging system and an essential component in keeping a vehicle operable...

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes

Battery Replacement

An automotive battery works with a vehicle’s voltage regulator and alternator to supply electricity to the vehicle...

Approx. Time: 15 Minutes

Starter Replacement

The starter is a motor that, when supplied with electricity from a vehicle’s battery, will engage the flywheel and crank the engine...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Starting & Charging System Check

The starting and charging system is responsible for starting and keeping the engine running. The starting and charging system is also...

Approx. Time: 15 Minutes

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Duval's Service Center in South Portland, ME

As one of the leading auto service shops in South Portland, ME, Duval's Service Center takes pride in providing the highest quality auto repairs for variety of vehicles. Come see us for service if you live in or around South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Westbrook ME and the surrounding areas throughout Cumberland County. Our ASE-certified mechanics perform all types of repairs, including brake service, oil changes, transmission repair, and more! And our auto service is done right the very first time using high-quality equipment and trusted parts from NAPA. Our mechanics are heads above the rest, adhering to strict quality standards. We also stock a variety of tires from the best brands. When you need the best automotive repair shop, look no further than Duval's Service Center, and allow our mechanics to give you a reliable estimate for any repair your vehicle might need.

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Phone: (207) 799-7314
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Address: 20 Park Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
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