Replacing Batteries on most cars can be a simple matter. As you may know Mercedes, BMW and Porsche aren’t like most cars. When replacing a battery on any of these vehicles, there is a specific step by step process our technicians must take for proper installation. For all BMW models after 2004, when you replace a battery in your vehicle, first you must register the battery in the control module for the engine so it charges the battery at the correct rate. The vehicle’s system must recognize the new battery because when you insert a new battery, the alternator charges at a different pace. This is the same case with Mercedes which began in 2010, Porsche models in 2015. You can feel at ease when you bring your vehicle into Autowerkes for a battery replacement.
Our clients from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Newport Beach and other local cities enjoy the highest in personalized service. We offer local pickup and delivery and for those not able to be here during normal business hours, a drop box for keys and requested service. As a final step in all electrical repairs or any automotive work, a mini detail is performed. Please give us a call with your electrical questions on your BMW, Porsche or Mercedes. You may also stop by for a free personal consultation at any time.
The cooling system is composed of numerous passages inside the engine block and heads, a water pump to circulate the coolant, a radiator to cool the coolant, a thermostat to measure the temperature of the coolant, a radiator cap to regulate the pressure in the system, hoses to transport the coolant from the engine to radiator. It also stores the car’s heater system where the hot coolant is used to warm up the vehicle on a cold day.
At our shop in Huntington Beach, we always perform an initial test drive to experience the customers’ complaint and again test drive the vehicle after all repairs to confirm a successful drivability repair. One of our diagnostic computers is connected to the vehicle during these test drives to monitor engine or other systems operation and data stream. Since 1980 these procedures have produced results that create total customer satisfaction for our loyal clients.
The Serpentine Belt is a vital piece in your engine. It contributes to the operation of the alternator, water pump, power steering pump and air conditioning compressor. If your serpentine belt breaks, these systems will shut down causing your vehicle to overheat. A sign that indicates the belt may need replacing is an unusual sound or shriek from the engine caused by a split or worn out belt. The Technicians at Autowerkes inspect the belt for any damage.
Stop by for a free personal consultation or call us and we can give you additional details if your vehicle has a check engine light on or has any other drivability concern. We are open Monday thru Friday and look forward to hearing from you soon.