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Automotive Electrical Repair

Your car's electrical system is a complex network that requires specialized diagnostic equipment for comprehensive servicing. A technician can access your vehicle's data with diagnostics and identify the exact cause of any electrical problems.

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The electrical system is fundamental to a vehicle's operation and gives power to an array of parts including the alternator, starter, and battery. Each vehicle's electrical system has its own nuances based on its age, make and model.

Some newer vehicles have a complex computer system that interacts with vehicle functions including sensors, brakes, steering, and more.

Troubleshooting these electrical components often requires the use of an advanced diagnostic technology that is only available through an experienced technician.

When to Have Your Auto Electrical System Serviced

There are a number of red flags that indicate the need for a servicing of your vehicle's electrical system. If you try to start your car and you hear grinding, clicking, or no sound, it’s time to call a technician and schedule an appointment.

The average car battery lasts between three and six years. Therefore, you should replace your car's battery after four years to be on the safe side.

If your vehicle's dashboard lights do not illuminate properly, the electrical system is likely malfunctioning. Another indicator of a potential electrical system issue is if your vehicle’s headlights darken as you drive at low speeds.

Diagnosing Car Electrical Problems & Car Electrical Repairs

An experienced technician will run a specialized diagnostic on your vehicle's electrical system to determine the cause for malfunction and complete the necessary repair.

A technician’s inspection of the car's battery, case condition, and integrity can verify if it can produce ample power.

If the battery's integrity has been compromised it should be replaced. Make sure your battery, adjoining cables, and your sensitive electronics are all working properly by having a technician service your car’s electrical system.

Car Electrical System Repair Services FAQs

Yes. That’s because alternators tend to fail more often under high electrical demands on charging systems. A failing starter may not crank the engine or it may do so too slowly.

If you hear a noise when turning the key or pressing the start engine button, then your car’s electrical parts might be going bad. The clicking usually indicates a discharged or failing battery. If you hear grinding, then it might be a failing starter or a bad flywheel ring gear.

If you are experiencing intermittent issues when starting your car, then the problem may lie with the starter relay. Excessive heat and dirt can damage the starter relay so that it fails to send power to the starter every time. It’s important to have your electrical system checked out though to properly determine what’s causing the intermittent contact.

The ignition switch activates the main electrical system of your vehicle. If it fails, not only will your car not start, but the bad ignition switch becomes a parasitic load, which can cause your battery to drain.

Fuses are designed to protect electrical circuits. If a fuse is blown, that’s a sign indicating one of the electrical devices in your car or the wiring is attracting or carrying too much current. Replacing the fuse without identifying the underlying problem is not a long term solution, as the fuse will continue to blow until the underlying problem is fixed.

The life of your battery is most commonly affected by temperatures, such as extreme heat or freezing temperatures, and the length of your trips. Driving short trips on a regular basis won’t allow your car’s battery to fully recharge and overall, that will shorten its life expectancy. High temperatures also affect the alternator, and in general all electrical equipment, because heat increases electrical resistance.

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