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The electrical systems of today's vehicles are complex. All the enhanced features, like powered seats and onboard navigation, mean there is a much bigger load put on the electrical system in the cars we drive today. While the capabilities are more complex, the electrical system consists of three basic elements - the battery, starter and alternator. The battery supplies power to the starter. The alternator then provides the battery the necessary energy to power the car. Unless each of these components is working properly, your car won’t start or run as it should.
Symptoms of possible electrical system trouble:
- Vehicle will not start
- Slow engine crank upon starting
- Check engine light
- Low battery fluid level
Our expert technicians will:
- Check alternator for proper current and voltage
- Make sure starter is drawing proper current
- Check the battery and battery cables
Our expert technicians will make sure all of your car's electrical system components working properly, and get you back on the road. Contact us today to set an appointment.
How frequently should the electrical system be serviced?
Your vehicle's electrical system starts with the battery, so it is a good idea to have your electrical system checked when you have your battery replaced. At that time, the alternator and starter can be inspected to avoid potential problems. You should have your electrical system checked sooner if you observe problems such as clicking or grinding when starting, dim headlights, or a warning light illuminated. Problems with steering, brakes, windows or other power features can indicate the need for electrical system service.
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