Dead Battery? Destination Denied.


Knowledge is power when it comes to knowing your car’s heart and soul: its battery and electrical system. The last thing you want is to be left stranded with a dead battery. The better you know this system, the better the chance you can prepare your vehicle, so you don’t get stuck. We’ll break down this intricate system that determines your car’s ability to start. This page is designed to help you understand your car’s battery and electrical system and how we can help keep you on the road. Plus, should you need to replace your battery, we offer special internet only pricing, so you’re sure to get a great price.

Free Battery Test

Almost every driver has been stuck with a dead battery at least once in their life. To prevent you being stranded, we offer a free battery check-up with a visit to any of our stores. Our technicians call this battery test ‘Early Detection’. This is a quick diagnostic check to estimate the temperature at which your battery may fail to start and how much longer you may have until it fails.

Your Car’s Electrical System and You

Your car’s electrical system includes your battery, starter and alternator. These components help start your car’s engine and keep it running. If one of these parts is not working right, your car won’t start, or run properly. Simple as that. This is where our electrical system check comes in handy. It pinpoints problems when they occur, and we can provide all the services you might require to help get you back on the road.

How Your Battery Works

The Starter

The Alternator

Signs Your Electrical System May Be Failing

Electrical systems rarely fail, but batteries, starters, and alternators are not designed to last the life of a vehicle, and they will eventually require replacement if you keep your vehicle long enough. We won’t let failure take you by surprise. Getting your system checked with us is a step in the right direction to help prevent you from being stranded because of a failed part. If you’re unsure if your vehicle needs a new battery, schedule a free battery test, electrical system maintenance, or diagnosis.

In most cases, your vehicle gives you very few warning signs that electrical system components may be near the end of their life cycle. Here are some signs that your vehicle’s electrical system may not be functioning properly:

  • No crank or slow crank when you turn the ignition key
  • An electrical system dashboard warning light (usually a battery) that remains on when driving
  • Loss of power in accessories or erratic electrical system functionality
  • Blown fuses

High Quality New Batteries

Typical Battery Life

Tips for Maximum Battery Life

Early Detection, Early Prevention

At Tires Plus, The Plus Is In Everything We Do

Quality people, parts and service: these are the three main reasons we think we’re the best when it comes to batteries and electrical systems. Our technicians are ASE certified and follow Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) guidelines when maintaining and making repairs, protecting you from a car that won’t start and we offer a complete line and sell more Interstate Batteries than any other retailer. Plus, our service is unmatched: We make it easy to buy, set up an appointment and install your battery and electrical systems — when it’s convenient for you.

Ask an auto care advisor to learn how often your manufacturer recommends oil and filter changes for your vehicle and for complete details on our warranty.

View Scheduled Maintenance for Your Vehicle.

View Scheduled Maintenance

Keep your vehicle in great shape by viewing your manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.

On Time Guarantee

Your time is valuable to us. That’s why we guarantee your car will be ready when we say it will, otherwise we’ll give you 10% OFF your next purchase.*

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Free Battery Check Video