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Electrical Systems Diagnostic and Repair

Today's vehicles have very complex systems that are all controlled by advanced computers and monitoring systems. Most vehicles today monitor vast amounts of information about what is happening to the vehicle. They then process this information which makes today's vechicles very fuel efficient, easy to drive and safe for passengers and other motorists.

Electrical

Electrical systems in today’s technologically advanced vehicles are very reliable, although occasional and rare failures may occur. Our ASE certified technicians and latest diagnostic equipment will save you time and money through efficient and accurate diagnosis and repairs.

Computer Controls

Our technicians are trained on the latest computer controls and factory diagnostic equipment to help ensure the greatest level of performance and reliability of your engine control system. Today’s vehicles have very complex computer control systems, and our technicians receive regular training to remain fully certified.

Alternator

The electrical system in your vehicle is tightly and precisely controlled by the computer control system. We have the equipment necessary and expertise to diagnose, service and repair these systems with precision and accuracy, saving you valuable time and money. It may be true that your alternator converts all the mechanical energy made by your engine into electricity to run all your vehicle’s electrical devices, increasing its range can really cause a difference. By using an alternating current (in modern cars but older models use DC generators or a direct current), an alternator can charge your car’s batteries. But at the same time, it also powers various electronic and electrical components of your car.

Alternators may be just some small electrical generator but it can really pack a punch for your car. Your generic alternator is made up of four parts: the rotor, the stator, the diode packs and the voltage regulator. The rotor is a rotating magnet that rotates around the stator, which a core of iron wrapped in copper wires. These rotor-stator pair rotate within each other and create an alternating current which would be converted by the diode packs indirect current that can be used to charge the battery and power up other electrical components of the vehicle. The voltage regulator controls and maintains the amount of electricity that is made by the alternator. Powering up a your car’s alternator doesn’t only mean to have it rebuilt. It has to be properly maintained and checked for defective parts.

Starter

The electric automobile self starter or best known as the starter is the device chiefly responsible for carrying out the processes involved in starting vehicles up. The car starter works by harnessing the power of the automotive battery. Once the key is inserted into the ignition switch and then turned to the start position, a tiny amount of current flow through the neutral safety switch and into the starter relay or starter solenoid. The starter motor then cranks the engine to enable the piston to create a suction drawing in the fuel and air mixture into the cylinder. The engine will then start as the spark created by the ignition system will ignite this mixture.

Turning on the ignition switch allows a small amount of power from the battery to flow to the solenoid above the starter. When the low-current power from the starting battery is applied to the solenoid, oftentimes with a key-operated switch, it releases a small pinion gear on the starter motor’s shaft and meshes it with the ring gear on the flywheel of the engine.

The solenoid is also responsible for closing out high-current contacts for the starter motor and it then starts to run. Once the engine starts, a key-operated switch is activated and a spring in the solenoid assembly pulls the pinion gear away from the ring gear which then causes the starter motor to stop. Modern auto starter motors are equipped with a “bendix,” a gear and integral freewheel, or overrunning clutch, thereby allowing the flywheel to automatically disengage the pinion gear from the flywheel when the engine starts.

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Bill W.

Bill W.

1980 Chevy El Camino- replace valve cover gaskets, replace shocks, replace front brake pads & rotors, replace choke thermostat, replace exterior bulbs, replace blower mother & relay, retro fit A/C system, replace speedometer drive seal on transmission, install flywheel cover, replace belts

Near Spears Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178
Sycamore, IL - 1980 Chevy El Camino-  replace valve cover gaskets, replace shocks, replace front brake pads & rotors, replace choke thermostat, replace exterior bulbs, replace blower mother & relay, retro fit A/C system, replace speedometer drive seal on transmission, install flywheel cover, replace belts
Bill W.

Bill W.

2013 Jeep Wrangler - synthetic oil change and 42 point safety inspection, lower exhaust & repair heat shield

Near Foxpointe Dr, Sycamore, IL 60178
Kevin D.

Kevin D.

Working on Industrial Dr. In Aurora today

Near NE Industrial Dr, Aurora, IL 60505
Aurora, IL - Working on Industrial Dr. In Aurora today
Bill W.

Bill W.

2002 Mazda Tribute - synthetic blend oil change, 42 point safety inspection, repair right front tire & adjust toe

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
DeKalb, IL - 2002 Mazda Tribute - synthetic blend oil change,  42 point safety inspection, repair right front tire & adjust toe
Bill W.

Bill W.

2006 Ford Econoline E350 - test charging system, synthetic blend oil change, 42 point safety inspection, replace alternator assembly, replace front wiper blades

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
DeKalb, IL - 2006 Ford Econoline E350 - test charging system,  synthetic blend oil change,  42 point safety inspection,  replace alternator assembly, replace front wiper blades
Bill W.

Bill W.

2009 Chevy HHR - remove & replace cylinder head gasket, head bolts, timing chain, timing cover gasket, coolant & heater hoses, radiator cap, transaxle oil cooler pipes, oil change

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
DeKalb, IL - 2009 Chevy HHR - remove & replace cylinder head gasket, head bolts, timing chain, timing cover gasket, coolant & heater hoses, radiator cap, transaxle oil cooler pipes, oil change
Bill W.

Bill W.

2011 Mazda 6- Synthetic oil change and 42 point safety inspection, replace alternator drive belt

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
Bill W.

Bill W.

1998 Oldsmobile eighty-eight - remove & replace lower rear control arm,

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115