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Not all Big O locations offer Auto Repairs & Services, Please call your location first to confirm!

Big O Tires provides Starting, Charging & Batteries services to British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and other surrounding areas.

Choose a service from the following list:

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.

Big O Tires proudly serves the Starting, Charging & Batteries needs of customers in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : British Columbia | Burnaby BC | Canada | Chilliwack BC | Delta BC | Kamloops BC | Ladysmith BC | Langley BC | Maple Ridge BC | Nanaimo BC | Port Coquitlam BC | Powell River BC | Prince George BC | Richmond BC | Surrey BC | Vancouver BC | Vancouver Coast and Mountains | Vernon BC | Victoria BC | West Vancouver BC | Westbank BC | 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

Big-O Tire offers the following Services at select dealerships throughout BC, including:

Wheel alignments Brake inspection and service Electrical System Fuel injection
Transmission Service Cooling system Power steering Tune-ups
Engine Analysis Drivability and diagnostic problems Oil and lube service Batteries
Mufflers/exhaust Suspension - struts/shock Designated Gov't Inspection Facility Tires: Passenger, Light Truck, Performance, Custom Wheels


What’s the difference between Repairs and Maintenance?

Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly or may have worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.

Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle.

The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner's manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.

Service Warranty

All BIG O Tire dealers in BC pride themselves on being able to provide the best customer service and the highest quality service work available anywhere. To support that, a service warranty on workmanship, service and/or parts is provided by each independent BIG O Tires dealership. These warranties vary from one aspect of our business to another - Tire warranties are different from Wheel warranties, and each of these differ from warranties on Service work performed during the course of a repair or maintenance on your vehicle. Ask your BIG O dealer at the time of purchase of these products and/or services what the warranty period is and what is covered under it.

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