Car Electrical Repair in College Station, TX
Getting into your vehicle to find that it won’t start up can be extremely stressful. You look around frantically to see if you may have left on a light or if a door was left open. While sometimes you find that you left your headlights on and your battery has most likely died, other times the cause of the no-start isn’t as obvious. If you’re having an electrical issue, give the experts a call here at Gladney Automotive Solutions in College Station, TX. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles and will be able to determine the exact cause of your electrical issue.
Often times, an electrical issue can stem from a battery problem. A dead battery can be jump-started back to life if there is still some charge left. However, if the battery is very old, it may be time to replace it. Typically, your vehicle’s battery needs to be replaced every 3-5 years. Our experts can test your battery to see how much power it has left and determine if a replacement is necessary.
A dead battery can stem from the battery itself, but can also be caused by problems with the starting and charging system or another electrical component. The starter in this system is important, along with switching devices, control units, ground cables, sensors, and the starter battery. Failure of any of these components can lead to a no-start situation.
The alternator is also important because it supplies power to the vehicle’s electrical network. The alternator recycles energy from your engine to recharge the battery to keep you moving. Without a properly working alternator, the battery will use up all of its reserved energy and will die because it isn’t being recharged. This power supply is needed by many different systems in your vehicle.
Symptoms of an electrical problem include:
- Engine doesn’t crank or start-up
- Battery is dying
- Headlights or interior lights are dim
- Power windows or locks are failing
- Problems with the radio
- Smell of burning plastic or electrical insulation
- Car starts but stalls or doesn’t stay on
As soon as you begin experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, we invite you into our shop for an evaluation. We are electrical diagnostic specialists and can get to the bottom of any issue with your vehicle in a timely manner using OEM factory-level equipment and tools.
Our electrical services include:
- Electrical diagnostics
- Electrical system repair
- Wiring and harness repair
- Automotive module programming
- Key programming
When you need car electrical repair in College Station, TX, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at Gladney Automotive Solutions or use our online appointment form to schedule a visit today!