Automotive Starting & Charging Systems
Our ASE certified Technicians are trained to maintain and service your electrical system as needed to ensure the reliability and safety of your vehicle. The various components that make up a vehicles starting and charging system are not immune to failure from constant use and wear. Some of the signs that you starting and charging system is not up to par include:
- Dim headlights
- Clicking or growling noises when starting your vehicle
- Dashboard warning lights.
During a starting and charging system service, our mechanics review the voltage level of your battery, test your alternator, and look over your starter.
Electric System Maintenance
An inefficient starting and charging system can lead to engine failure which is why routine maintenance is extremely important. Some components, such as the battery, may give little warning before they fail. Our trained auto mechanics combines the proper tools with extensive automotive knowledge to test and repair the components of your vehicle’s starting and charging system. Some of these methods include:
- Intensive visual inspection of your battery and condition of its case
- Battery testing and replacements
- Examination and cleaning of electrical cable connections
- Engine diagnostics for complex electrical problems
- Inspecting and testing battery, alternator, starter, headlights, windshield wipers, gauges, clock, power windows, power locks and all other electronic components
Importance of Electrical Maintenance
Correctly operating electrical systems are necessary to ensure a safe and dependable vehicle. Electrical systems have doubled and tripled their complexity and service requirements to supply all the demands of newer electronics. On-board computers, modules and sensors all require stable electrical delivery so that components work as they were designed. The heart of a vehicle charging system is the alternator, which keeps the battery charged and supplies all the electrical needs. Our ASE certified technicians are trained to identify and repair these types of electrical needs.
Electrical Service & Warning Signs
To avoid costly repairs and replacements, we recommend having your battery replaced every four years. To ensure your safety in your vehicle, we recommend you have your electrical system checked at least annually and immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Vehicle won’t start – when turning your key, you hear a clicking, grinding, or no sound at all
- Dashboard or interior lights don’t illuminate properly
- Headlights dim while you’re traveling at low speeds, or while idling at a stop