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316 East Taylor DeKalb, IL
(815) 206-8908
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm
 |  Saturday & Sunday Closed

Batteries, Starters & Alternators

If It Doesn’t Start Or Charge, It’s A Boat Anchor!
A short 25 years ago, starting, charging system and battery failures used to be among the easier problems to diagnose on a car. Well, along with the Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pigeon, that time has passed. Modern computer controled charging and antitheft systems complicate the old diagnostics ten-fold.

Motor Works’ excels at starting and charging system repair. Since 1984 we have been serving DeKalb and Northern Illinois. We have three ASE Master Certified Specialists on staff who constantly update their training. In a new era of laser cut keys, radio transponders, rolling codes, and immobilizer computers, nothing less will do.

A Forgotten Principle Of Physics: Cheap Starters & Alternators Fail Fast And Often
We at Motor Works have seen an alarming decrease in the quality of automotive replacement parts. The influx of cheap, poorly made parts from China and Brazil has caused us enormous headaches. A customer’s natural first reflex (and mine too) is to spend as little as possible for repairs of any type. Rent can loom large these days. If we use cheap parts they often fail prematurely, sometimes at 11:00PM on the south side of Chicago during a wind swept 40 degree rain. This scenario should scare any five football players you care to name if you know anything about the south side of Chicago. It also produces angry customers and expensive warranty repairs for us. Basically a loose-loose proposition for all concerned. But hey, that repair was really cheap.

There is a win-win alternative. Use good parts, reasonably priced and educate your customer as to the vital differences. Explain the big savings, safety and peace of mind that come from reliable parts and quality repairs. Motor Works accomplishes this win-win by selling Interstate batteries. We use these same batteries in all our own and our families vehicles. The same goes for the hand rebuilt starters and alternators from the local M.A.R.S. Corporation. The prices are reasonable, the parts rebuilt locally and the quality better than any parts store we have used.

Skin In The Game
Motor Works sells what we use and uses what we sell. It’s called having skin in the game. Our customers wouldn’t want it any other way, and neither would we.

Schedule Today!
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. To all the folks in DeKalb and Northern Illinois we hope you’ll let us prove it. If you would like to schedule an appointment, you can do so online or call us at (815) 756-2882 to speak with our friendly staff.

Cool Stuff
For more detail, an animated illustration and a movie on Batteries please click on the following colored NAPA Service Assistant Link, and then click on Batteries under the Repair Heading.
NAPA Service Assistant