Auto Electrical Repair – Modern cars are home to – and dependent on – extremely complicated electrical systems. While many of the newer additions to your car’s electrical system are luxury or convenience items such as heated seats and navigation systems, there are also new systems that improve your car’s safety or efficiency, such as more precise engine control sensors and programs, vehicle stability control, traction control, anti theft devices, and more. The surging popularity of hybrid vehicles also brings more electrical complication, with the computer now having to control and synchronize an electric motor and batteries as well as the car’s gas engine.
Electrical problems can be some of the hardest to diagnose and fix, although they will also often cost less money. Even with the most advanced technology such as trouble code readers and tools to communicate with your car’s ECU, a mechanic usually cannot get an exact answer right away. In addition, wires and fuses have to be hooked up just right so that everything works; one missing or incorrect connection could lead to a malfunction, a short, or even an explosion, possibly damaging other parts.
To help extend the life of your electrical system, it is important to take care of it. Always use the right parts, because a small difference in specification on your battery or a wire or fuse could lead to big trouble. Here at Orozco’s Auto Service in Long Beach, our specialists can help you pick and install the right parts for your car.