Electrical

Battery

A battery is needed to power the operating system of your car. No matter what time of year it is, if you are in doubt about the condition of your battery please call to your nearest Tyre and Service Superstore where we will check your battery condition free of charge. No appointment is necessary and this check can be carried out in just a couple of minutes. We stock high quality batteries suitable for all vehicles which are fitted free of charge and carry a one year warranty.

Bulbs

Bulbs are located at various points around your vehicle. Their primary function is to enhance your visibility in dark conditions. Their other important feature is to signal your intentions, to other road users which is why regular checks of your vehicle’s bulbs is a good idea. The most common bulbs replaced are headlights, brake lights and side lights. Other bulbs around the vehicle include indicators, rear registration plate lights, bumper mounted spot lights, reverse light and fog lights. Headlight bulbs usually cost €10 while most other bulbs cost €5. This includes the bulb and fitting.

Starting Motor

A starter motor is an electric motor for rotating an internal-combustion engine so as to initiate the engine's operation under its own power. When current from the starting battery is applied to the solenoid, usually through a key-operated switch, the solenoid engages a lever that pushes out the drive pinion on the starter driveshaft and meshes the pinion with the starter ring gear on the flywheel of the engine.

Alternator

The alternator is one of the hardest working electrical components in your vehicle. When your vehicle is running the alternator is busy creating electricity to provide the engine and the car accessories with needed power while also charging your car’s battery. While in operation the alternator creates electricity, about 13.6 to 14.3 volts, and recharges the battery to its original state of charge.