Charging and Batteries

Trust the professionals at Stephens Automotive to repair your starting system, charging system, or battery in Des Moines, IA.

How does your engine start and stay charged?

These components of your engine are vital for it to work properly. The battery of each vehicle holds the power to start the engine. The charging system directs the energy through the electrical system while simultaneously keeping the battery charged. The charging system’s main components consist of the alternator and voltage regulator. The starting system sends power from the battery to the starter motor which turns the engine to start the internal combustion process.

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Every part of the starting and charging system is important. Without all the links of these systems functioning, the engine will not start or work right. Your car also relies on a correctly operating battery. Car batteries are made to last, on average, 5 years or less in extremely hot climates. Replacing your battery about every 4 years can help prevent worse damages to your vehicle and expensive repairs.

Located in Des Moines, IA, Stephens Automotive is happy to examine, test, and fix any damaged parts of your battery, starting system, or charging system.

Signs your battery or starting and charging systems aren’t working properly:

  • Trouble starting vehicle
  • Can’t maintain power after a jump
  • Dim headlights or brake lights
  • Flickering gauges

We would love to help keep your engine working properly and reliably. Stephens Automotive proudly services the charging systems, starting systems, and batteries of customers in Des Moines, IA and surrounding areas.

Contact Us

5320 Northwest Beaver Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

Service: (515) 278-9994

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday:
Saturday - Sunday
7:00AM - 6:00 PM
7:00AM - 5:30 PM








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What amazing service! We recently had our mini-van worked on for a problem with it's air conditioning. Not only did Stephen's finish the work faster than completed, they also reduced the price of our bill to reflect the amount of labor. We were pleasantly surprised to find that kind of honesty! Thank you Stephen's, you've made us a loyal customer!

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Stephens will always have my business as long as I own a car. Their mechanics are fully certified and have always done the job right the first time. I highly recommend Stephens to anyone in need of car repairs or maintenance that wants someone honest and genuine to serve them.

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