The electrical system within your vehicle is essential to its overall functionality. It consists of the battery, alternator, and the starting and charging system which all work to power your car. Many newer vehicles also rely on electrical components that power an intelligent computer system connected to many different sensors that monitor the engine, brakes, steering, and more.
The car battery is responsible for the initial spark that helps to start up your vehicle. A car battery typically has a lifespan of about 3 to 5 years, depending on the quality and brand. The alternator generates electricity when your vehicle is running to the keep the battery charged and also powers your car’s electrical components such as the radio, power windows and power locks.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, there may be an issue with your vehicle’s electrical system:
- Car won’t start
- Jump starting battery doesn’t work
- Dim headlights or failing electrical components
- Clicking when starting your car but engine doesn’t start
- Rough idling
Our ASE certified technicians have the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to pinpoint your car’s electrical issue and determine what repairs are needed to get you back on the road.