Your car’s automotive electrical system is responsible for starting your engine and running your electrical features such as windshield wipers, radio, headlights, power windows, and engine fans. Jensen Tire & Auto provides quality automotive electrical systems inspections including alternator repair and battery replacement, as well as a variety of auto repair services at affordable prices.
Why automotive electrical systems and alternator repair service is necessary: Troubles can be pinpointed early and determined to be battery problems, cable or belt problems or even the alternator itself. To prevent bigger issues with your automotive electrical system, make sure that you watch for indications of electrical trouble and address all worries before they create more repairs.
Your vehicle’s automotive electrical system consists of a complex connection of circuits and your battery that create, store and distribute energy where it’s needed. The automotive electrical system is also essential for starting the engine along with certain safety features like headlights and blinkers. Our ASE-certified technicians at Jensen Tire & Auto can perform automotive electrical system maintenance on your vehicle.
In the course of a battery inspection, our technicians check:
- General vehicle battery and case condition
- Cable connections
- Hold-down hardware
Checking the starter means:
- Inspecting cable connections
- Checking positioning bolts and brackets
- A Starter Electrical “Draw” Examination, to identify the amount of electricity needed to turn the engine over
Inspecting the alternator means:
- Performing an overall visual inspection
- Checking the drive belt
- Inspecting the installing brackets
- Testing electrical hookups
- A charging system examination to make sure the alternator current and voltage are set to manufacturer’s requirements
Contact Jensen Tire & Auto today to schedule an appointment for automotive electrical system and alternator repair or maintenance service.
- We do only the work you authorize
- Free written service estimates
- Warranties in writing
- Quality replacement parts
- Leading-edge diagnostics
Auto Repair FAQ
What service warranties do you offer?
We at Jensen Tire & Auto are proud to offer one of the best service warranties in the industry. Our minimum warranty for any repair is 90 days or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first. Visit our warranties page for more information.
Should I use synthetic oil?
Some manufacturers recommend using synthetic oil in their vehicles. Be sure to check your owner’s manual to determine if is recommended for your vehicle.
Why change transmission fluid?
Transmission fluid is an internal lubricant just like engine motor oil. During certain driving conditions and mileage intervals, transmission fluid, because of wear and age, can break down and become contaminated. This may result in costly transmission repairs and possibly the need for replacement. As a general rule the transmission fluid and, in some instances, the transmission filter should be replaced at 25,000-mile intervals. You should always consult your vehicle's Owner's Manual for recommended service intervals.
When should my belts be changed?
You should begin checking your vehicle's belts at 20,000 miles. Things to look for include cracks, splits, glazing, peeling, greasy buildup, and splitting or missing sections. It you notice any of these conditions you should arrange to have all of your vehicle's belts simultaneously changed out. If a serpentine belt breaks, many other components including your vehicle's alternator, water pump, power steering, etc., will not function, resulting in further damage and costly repairs.