Why You Should Have An Electrical System Analysis
Today’s vehicles and their electronic systems require a steady, strong current of electricity to operate. If your electrical current waivers or simply isn’t there at all, your check engine light could activate, your car could stall, or you might have malfunctions in your onboard computers (things like AC, ABS brakes, etc.):
If you are attempting to diagnose a problem with the starting system, it will require several tests. A “starter draw test” can tell if your car’s starter is drawing more power than necessary to get your engine turned over. A “circuit test” checks the other electrical components and their ability to provide current.
Your car’s battery needs to be able to hold enough charge to power the engine and get it to turn over. That’s what the vehicle’s charging system is in charge of. The voltage regulator, drive belt, and alternator comprises the charging system, and these pieces work together with your battery to provide enough electricity for your car to function and to continuously charge your battery for the next start.
If you’ve got a dead battery caused by an electrical drain, you can bet either a short circuit, a bad piece of your charging system, or over-charging, a mechanical failure, are at fault. To get an accurate diagnosis of the problem, however, you’ll need Willoughby Hills Auto Repair’s experienced technicians to take a look. Our team can conduct a charging test to pinpoint the problem and are delicate enough to repair any damage without further harm to your electrical system.