Vehicle Electrical Problems

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No matter where you like to go, getting there is always more enjoyable when you’re energized and ready for the road ahead. Cue your vehicle’s electrical system. It doesn’t just keep your lights and radio on; it’s increasingly responsible in newer vehicles for powering your steering and brakes when you’re on the road. That’s why it’s important to have your electrical system checked regularly.

How do I know I need my vehicle’s electrical system checked?

  • Your vehicle won't start—you turn your key and hear clicking or no sound at all
  • Interior or dashboard lights do not illuminate properly
  • Your headlights dim while you're traveling at low speeds, or idling at a stop
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What’s included with our electrical system check?

It’s important to be fully charged and ready to hit the road. Our expert technicians use diagnostic equipment to access your vehicle's data and pinpoint the cause of any electrical problems. Our electrical system service includes:

  • A thorough visual inspection of battery and case condition
  • A check to ensure your battery can still deliver adequate power
  • An examination of electrical cable connections
  • A check of the engine diagnostics

If our technicians find anything needing further attention, we’ll explain to you these suggested services and their associated costs to help you determine whether they are right for you. Additional suggested services include battery replacement, electrical cable connection adjustment, and troubleshooting complex electrical problems.

Why is it important to check your electrical system?

There are dozens of electrical components needed to power your vehicle's electrical system, including your battery, alternator, and starter. Many new vehicles also feature sophisticated computer systems that affect functions like steering, brakes, sensors, and more.

When your electrical system falters or fails, the results can include loss of functionality, compromises to your safety, or even a complete inability to operate your vehicle.

Because of the sheer amount of electrical components in today’s vehicles, it can be difficult to diagnose the cause of vehicle electrical problems—that’s why it’s always a good idea to bring it to an experienced expert like our trusted technicians.

When should I service my electrical system?

If your vehicle is having noticeable electric issues, have it checked by our technicians immediately.

While there’s more than one cause of electrical issues, a new battery can often solve the problem. Batteries usually last between three and seven years, so it's a smart idea to replace yours every four years as a safety measure.

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