Diagnostic Services and Electrical Repair

At Perrysburg Auto Mall, we understand your electrical system is one of the most complex systems in your vehicle. The auto electrical system operates a wide arrange of components in your vehicle, including the wiring and circuits, charging and starting system, mirrors and windows, instrumentation, lights, anti-lock brakes, and much more. Since the electrical system plays such a vital role in your car, you will quickly notice if it is not working correctly. If you see any of the following common red flags of electrical system failure, it is time to call Perrysburg Auto Mall to service your vehicle.

Some common signs of electrical system failure include:

  • Grinding, clicking, or no sound when you try to start the vehicle. These are common signs that your battery may be dead, a starter may be failing, or you have a bad flywheel ring gear.
  • No lights on the dashboard are a common red flag of a malfunctioning electrical system.
  • Darker headlights when driving at low speeds are a common sign of an electrical system problem.

Your Diagnostic Service & Electrical Repair Professional

At Perrysburg Auto Mall, our trained and qualified technicians use advanced electrical equipment to locate, diagnose, and fix electrical system problems to get you safely back on the road. We offer a full line of diagnostic service and electrical repairs you may not find anywhere else including:

  • Electrical diagnostics
    Not sure what is causing your electrical problems? We offer electrical diagnostics to pinpoint the issue and eliminate any other assumptions.
  • Batteries
    Dead or malfunctioning battery? Batteries supply the electricity needed to start the engine. Over time, your battery will deteriorate, causing the need to repair or replace. We will inspect your battery with every routine maintenance, but it is recommended to replace it every three to four years. If you need battery replacement, charging, installation, testing, or recycling, Perrysburg Auto Mall has you covered.
  • Wiring problems
    Bad wires? The wires in your electrical system connect the battery, starter motor, and alternator and transmit several hundred amperes during cranking. A couple of bad wires can cause severe problems for your vehicle’s electrical system. We can inspect your vehicle for lousy wiring and fix the problem.
  • Power windows
    Windows not opening or closing? We can replace your vehicle’s power window motor and test the connection to ensure your windows are opening and closing correctly.
  • Power locks
    Locks not working? We can inspect your locks and their components to ensure you can lock and unlock your vehicle freely.
  • Fuses
    Radio not working? Dash lights not displaying? You likely have blown a fuse. We can replace fuses and inspect the source of failure to ensure everything else in the electrical system continues working properly.
  • Alternators
    Vehicle not starting? After starting your engine, the alternator generates the power for the electrical system and recharges the battery. If your engine is not turning over or the battery light is on, let us check for alternator trouble and provide a replacement if it is found to be faulty.

Electrical system problems can sneak up when you least expect it. As soon as you see signs of electrical trouble, call the professionals at Perrysburg Auto Mall for comprehensive service. Our experienced technicians provide the electrical oversight and repairs you need to drive away with a fully functioning vehicle. Our extensive warranty program backs all of our car maintenance and auto repair services. We also offer financing options for more extensive repairs as well as free loaner vehicles during the time of your vehicle’s repair. 

Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today!

 

Electrical System FAQs

I hear a grinding noise when I try to start my car. What is wrong?

If you hear a grinding, clicking, or no noise when you turn the key or press the start engine button on newer vehicles, the components in your electrical system are likely going bad. You could have a dead battery, a failing starter, or a bad flywheel ring gear.

When do I need to replace my car’s battery?

It is recommended to replace your car’s battery every three to four years. If you are experiencing any red flags of a failing electrical system, you may need to replace it sooner.

How much does it cost to replace my car battery?

The cost depends on the make and model of your vehicle. As with many other things, the higher the quality of a battery, the more you will have to pay.

How do I know if my battery is dead?

If your car doesn’t start, it may be a sign that your battery is dead. To check the condition of your battery, you can load test a battery or use an electronic battery test. If your battery fails either test, it needs to be replaced. If you do not know how to test your battery, call the professionals at Perrysburg Auto Mall.

Why is it important to get my vehicle's electric system serviced?

Due to advancements in technology, dozens of electrical components route power through your vehicles electrical system, and these components can vary based on the make model and age of your vehicle. Schedule routine maintenance to ensure you are properly diagnosing and recognizing any electrical system issues.