The alternator is the device inside of the engine that sends electricity to the battery, keeps the battery charged, and powers your vehicle's onboard computers and electrical systems. One sign that your alternator is on its way out is if you see your headlights pulsate and start dimming at night or if electronics like your radio work intermittently.
BATTERY TESTING & INSTALLATION
Just because it looks bad, doesn’t mean it necessarily is. A lot of car trouble can be traced back to a bad battery or a battery on its way out. Bring your vehicle in for us to test your battery for you and, if necessary, replace it with a new one to get you back on your way.
BRAKE AND TAIL LIGHT REPAIR
No one enjoys getting a ticket from a police officer for a broken brake or tail light. Sometimes, the problem is more than just a blown light bulb. If you’re having trouble with your brake or tail lights, bring your vehicle in and we’ll run full diagnostics to identify the problem spot in your car’s electrical system.
Over the past two decades, car engine
designs have changed dramatically. So often, people come into the shop asking for a tune-up. Because the engine is controlled by your car’s internal computer, there is little to physically “tune-up.” Whether you can’t get that check-engine light to turn off or you notice your car is acting sluggish, bring it in and we’ll run full diagnostics for you.
Today, almost every aspect of your vehicle is controlled by an electrical system. When these systems fail, it is next to impossible to determine the fail point just by looking at it. Our team of mechanics will run diagnostics and identify just where the system is failing.
It could be a faulty light bulb or it could be something more complicated in the electrical system. If you need your vehicle’s headlamps replaced, or tried replacing them yourself but can’t find the problem, we’ll diagnose the problem and get your headlights back up and running.
INSPECTIONS FOR BUYING OR SELLING A CAR
Buying or selling a car? Looking to make sure you’re getting a good deal before handing over the money? Our mechanics will perform a full inspection and if there’s something you’re not seeing, we’ll point it out. No one wants to buy a lemon or someone else’s failed project vehicle. Have us inspect the vehicle and we’ll make sure you don’t have to.
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of turning the key and hearing complete silence. There are a number of potential causes behind a vehicle not starting. Over time, your vehicle’s starter will need to be replaced.
WINDOW MOTOR AND REGULATOR
The electrical components of your window are some of the most used – and abused – components in your automobile. It takes years of opening and closing windows to wear these components down, but we all know children who can accomplish this much faster! If you notice your windows aren’t opening or closing, or that they are moving slower, bring it in and have us install the necessary new components.
Over time, your windshield wiper motors will start to fail. This can be accentuated by trying to have your wipers clear inches of wet and heavy Colorado snow off your windshield. A wiper moving slower, or not at all, is a sign that the wiper motor needs to be swapped out.