We do all forms of automotive
electrical repair. Because of the use of computerized systems in today's
cars, it is difficult to troubleshoot automotive electrical problems.
Here are a few important tips
to remember about your car's electrical system:
1: Always keep your battery and the battery connectors
clean to avoid clogged battery cover vents. This will minimize the chance
of overtaxing your starter. This will also allow for proper ventilation
of dangerous, explosive gases from your battery.
2: When replacing
your battery, always buy one of the same or higher CCA (cold
cranking amps) rating as the manufacturer's specified battery. Make sure the
battery is the same "group size" to fit your battery tray
and cable connections.
3: Due to
the varying nature of car electrical systems, never jump start your
car using another car that is running. Use the other vehicle's battery
power alone to start it because a 14.5 volt running system (like a GM
car or truck) can seriously damage a 12.6 volt system (like a BMW) due
start your car with the major electrical hogs turned off - A/C, stereo,
etc. - to ease the load on your car's battery, your car's starter, and
to extend the life of your car's battery and starter.
5: Have your
car's electrical system completely checked and tested every two years
or whenever you have it serviced for any type of driveability problem.
6: If your
car stalls or does not start immediately, regardless of the temperature
or conditions, have your car checked. Tell the person servicing your
car that it stalled or did not start immediately.
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