Professional Auto Care
Batteries are made up of alternating plates of lead and lead oxide submerged in a bath of sulfuric acid. Each alternating plate is connected so that all the lead oxide plates are connected to each other and all the lead plates are connected to each other.
The lead plates react with the sulfuric acid to create lead sulfate plus free electrons. The free electrons find it easier to travel through the circuits and electrical devices of the vehicle rather than through the sulfuric acid in the battery; this powers the devices. After traveling through the wiring, the electrons combine with the lead oxide plates and the sulfate from the acid to create lead sulfate and water.
A completely discharged battery has only lead sulfate plates, and water in place of the sulfuric acid. By charging the battery, the reaction is reversed. Each time the battery is charged and discharged, a small amount of the active material (either lead paste or lead dioxide paste) that fills the grids on the plates disintegrates. and settles in the bottom of battery. When the material is heavily depleted, the amount of power that can be stored in the battery declines. If the disintegrated material reaches the level of the plates, that cell of the battery will short circuit, and cease to function, dropping the total available battery voltage even further.
In addition to stocking quality batteries, we also provide our technicians with the proper tools to get the job done the first time. Our ASE Certified Technicians are equipped with the Midtronics MDX-P300 Battery Conductance and Electrical System Tester. A check of the system is performed during each Service Smart visit.
We feature ACDelco Batteries.
We limit our store selection to this brand for their reliability and warranty options they provide to our clients.
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.