Experienced Automotive Electrical System Repair in Treasure Valley – Specialized Maintenance and Improvements
Some of the most common issues that come up with automobiles are related to the electrical system. With so many small components and things that can go wrong, your vehicle will most likely need automotive electrical system repair at some point. Getting the best possible help will improve the vehicle’s longevity and keep everything functional.
Expertise in Every Component
At Boise Muffler, our technicians are well-versed in automotive electrical systems. This particular area can be incredibly complicated and you always want to make sure that your tech knows what they are doing. This is especially true with modern cars, which are relying on the electrical system more and more.
Some of the most crucial electrical components include:
Battery – Your battery stores the energy needed to start your vehicle and temporarily run electrical systems while your engine is off.
Alternator – The alternator generates power to replenish your battery and run electrical systems while your engine is running.
Serpentine Belt – Most modern vehicles use a single belt that takes power off of the engine and turns the alternator.
Tensioner Pullies – Tensioner Pullies are used to keep the belts tight so they don’t slip.
Fuses – Fuses prevent electrical spikes from reaching sensitive components, they will burn out during a power surge.
Cables and Wiring – Battery Cables handle bulk charging and discharging while electrical wiring connects the individual components like the radio and lights.
What Causes a Battery to Be Drained?
There are many different reasons why your electrical system fails.
Very frequently, batteries won’t charge because the battery connection is corroded. In some cases the connection needs to be cleaned with a wire brush and reseated or replaced.
The battery may be old and losing its ability to store a charge. Batteries need to be replaced periodically
It’s not uncommon for alternators to go bad, either. Your mechanic can tell if the output is low while troubleshooting your electrical system. Electrical system issues can present themselves with changes in the weather. Batteries may work fine in the summer, but lack the cranking power in cold weather. Heaters and air-conditioners can go for long periods of time without being used in these Idaho seasons!
Loose belts and tension pulleys within the engine could be keeping the alternator from doing its job.
Some of these issues you can check on your own. For example, you can check both the positive and negative connections to the battery yourself just by lifting the hood and making sure that the connectors to your battery are making contact and are not loose or corroded. If that’s all good, then the issue may be elsewhere.
We recommend getting your battery tested during the Autumn months to make sure you are prepared for Winter!
From Simple to Serious
Whether you need a new battery or are having issues with your vehicle’s CPU, we will be able to properly diagnose the problem and get it repaired quickly. With state-of-the-art equipment and a deep well of knowledge, there is no problem too complicated for our team.
Regular Upkeep for Optimal Performance
Now and then, the cables and electrical equipment on your vehicle will need to be cleaned or replaced. No matter what kind of automotive electrical system repair or maintenance you need, we will get it done thoroughly and reliably. With top-quality maintenance, your vehicle will last longer and give you better all-around performance.
Need Automotive Electric Repair in Treasure Valley?
The expert team at Boise Muffler is dedicated to making sure your vehicle is in the best operating condition possible when it leaves our shop. With years of expertise in custom and stock exhaust systems, brake, radiator and check engine light repair, oil change service and even classic car maintenance and repair, we can take care of any issue your vehicle may be having. Contact us today!
Best Automotive Electric Repair in Treasure Valley
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