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Electrical Repair in Mission Viejo, CA

Starting & Charging System Care -- Auto Care Experts

Why They’re Important

When it comes to your vehicle’s electrical operations, you can thank it’s starting and charging system. They are responsible for starting the engine and maintaining power for the electrical functions in your vehicle. The system relies on and works off multiple components so energy is gets transferred throughout your vehicle. So if you do encounter electrical system problems, you need a team of professionals that are able to understand its functions and how they work together. You need a team like the Auto Care Experts.

Our ASE Certified technicians will be able to quickly assess what’s wrong with your starting and charging system and provide the repair you need. Whether your battery has died or your starter isn’t engaging, our team will be able to handle any problem your starting and charging system may have!

Inspecting Each System

It’s always helpful for vehicle owners to familiarize themselves with their vehicles starting and charging system. One way to do this is by inspecting each component within the system and making sure that it’s working properly. By doing so, you’ll be able to identify when the system is running into problems. Make sure to use your vehicle’s repair manual to help guide you as there are many components that make up the system.

  • Battery — If the battery is older than four years, then you should go and test it. You can use a voltmeter or battery tester to assess its condition or let one of our technicians look at it for you!
  • Battery Cables and Terminal — these components help connect power to all of the electronics in your vehicle. When inspecting this, make sure to check for corrosion and looseness.
  • Relay and Solenoid — these components help transfer power from the starter to the battery. When inspecting this, make sure to check for corrosion and looseness
  • Accessory Drive Belt — this component is responsible for powering the alternator and any other pulley driven components. When inspecting this, look for obvious signs of wear, cracking, and glazing. Along with that, ensure that the belt isn’t loose and has proper tension
  • Starter — this component is responsible for starting your engine. When inspecting this, test it using a voltmeter or battery tester. If you hear a grinding or clicking noise, it’s a sign that something is wrong
  • Alternator — this component is responsible for charging the battery and powering the electrical functions while the engine is in use. When inspecting this, test it with a voltmeter or a battery tester. Other signs of a bad alternator include the battery frequently dying or the headlights appearing dim

Schedule With Us Today!

The starting and charging system plays an important role for all of the electrical functions in your vehicle. If you notice problems with your system, make sure to visit the Auto Care Experts in Mission Viejo, CA. Our ASE Certified technicians will be able to repair any issue that your electrical system may have. Give us a call at 949-647-5305 and schedule an appointment with us today! Need same-day care? No problem. Visit our shop at 23662 Via Fabricante! We happily accept all walk-ins!*

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