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Automotive Electrical System and Battery Service for Des Moines, Altoona, Ankeny, and Ames

Your Car-X Man is an automotive electrical expert. From alternators to headlights, he's the one to see.


The alternator electrically charges your car by generating a direct current to recharge the battery. Its job also consists of helping power the other electrical loads of your car. Its various parts are contained in an aluminum housing.

It is recommended to have the alternator's drive belt checked at every oil change. Your Car-X Man will do this for you. A loose belt can result in the reduction of your alternator output and will run down your battery. It is important to have the entire charging system of your car checked every spring. Signs of a suffering alternator are reduced light operation, a dead battery, frequent bulb replacement, and dashboard warning lights.

Your Car-X Man can install a new alternator if it is necessary.

Battery Service

The battery is the cornerstone of your vehicle's electrical system. It provides power to the starter and ignition system. It also delivers the extra power necessary for when the electrical load exceeds the alternator's supply.
Have your battery service and all of its connections checked at every oil change. Your Car-X Man will automatically take care of this.

If your battery is over three years old, it may be time to think of finding a replacement. Your Car-X Man has a wide selection of quality name-brand batteries and can change it out quickly and efficiently.


The starter cranks the engine when the ignition switch is turned on. It is located on the backside of the engine or the front of the transmission.
Every spring, it is beneficial to have your starter tested to ensure it is drawing the correct amount of current. Your Car-X Man can assist you with this.

Other Electrical Components
Your Car-X Man can provide maintenance services on all of the electrical components of your car:
•    Power windows
•    Power steering
•    Headlights and other exterior lights
•    Windshield wipers
•    Defroster and more

For expert electrical system repair, "Don't Worry ... Call the Car-X Man!"

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