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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Stephen Automotive has always been the best! They have taken care of my family's cars for years. The Service is top notch, price is great, and they are so easy to work with! I would highly recommend anyone to take their car there. its in good hands!

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I can highly recommend Stephens Automotive for auto repair. They are very professional, competent, Friendly, prompt, family-oriented, and above all Honest. During my car's inspection and repair they communicated clearly and quickly, and informed me of what to keep an eye on in the future with the car. if you're on the fence, go to Stephens for your automotive needs.

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