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Car Electrical Repair

What is car electrical repair?

Car electrical repair is a repair of something electrical, done on a car. It could be replacing your vehicle’s battery, it could also be installing a BCM (body control module). Electrical repair covers things such as service, repair, and overhaul.
 
Common electrical issues in cars are dead batteries, failed spark plugs, dead battery cables, bad alternators, blown fuses, and fatigued starters. There are three main automotive electrical systems. The battery, the starter, and the alternator. 
 

When your car has electrical issues, there can be many things occurring to cause this issue. The solution to this problem can be a simple or a rigorous task depending on what the cause of the problem is. Most common electrical malfunctions are caused by dead batteries, alternator defects, opens, shorts, worn-out electronics, blown fuses, relay, and controllers, but the list goes on.

History of car electrical repair

starter

A starter is an automotive device used to move the engine inside your car! A starter may be hydraulic, electric, or pneumatic. 

In 1903, the first starter was made. Clyde J. Coleman was the inventor of the starter. The first car to have a starter was called the Arnold. 
 
in 1911, Henry M. Leland invented the electric starter. The starter was installed in the Cadillac Model Thirty a year later, in 1912. Later, in 1914, the electric starter was put into the very first dodge car.  
 
radio

In 1895 the first radio was invented. Everyone had a radio, and if you didn’t you would go to friends just to listen to one! So, imagine how excited the people would be with having a radio in their car!

Cars didn’t get radios installed until 1926! William Heina was the man to invent the car radio. He founded Heinapohne corp which would later become the company we all know as Philips.

headlights
In 1915, the first headlights were made. The Guide Lamp Company invented them. At the time, they required the driver to turn the headlights on and off every time just to use them! 
 

Cadillac launched the first interior control center for the headlights! This would make allow the driver to turn the headlights on from the inside of the car instead of the outside of it! 

This was a whole lot easier for the driver and the passengers! It is also what our headlights are like today! After interior control center headlights were born, most cars began to have these kinds of headlights! 

Battery
Gaston Planté was the first person to make an automotive car battery. He accomplished this in 1859. He struggled with making this battery for a very long time. The battery he made he made was a lead acid-based battery. This battery is basically the same as how ours are today. 
 
Gaston was a French physicist. The first battery that he attempted to make was a rechargeable battery. He thought that it would be better for cars if you can recharge their batteries! 
 
He died on May 24, 1898. After he died, his car battery was put into cars and sold! The first car that had a battery put into it was a 1912 Cadillac.
 
AC

For the first 50 or so years, cars were driven without any form of air cooling. The first car was invented in 1886. But, vehicles with air conditioning were not invented until October 7, 1935.

 In Buffalo, New York, the first automotive air conditioning was invented. It was invented by two brothers. Those two brothers were James and William Packard. 

Nash was the first to combine their ac heating system into an underhood. They also have the first dash design! They accomplished this in 1954. 

ALTERNATOR 

Your car may not be starting or your vehicle is overcharging or undercharging. This is likely from a dead diode inside your alternator, or your voltage regulator has died. We can diagnose alternator issues. Often when the battery light is illumined on the dash, it’s really a sign of a dead alternator. Your alternator works by taking your car’s mechanical energy and converting it into electrical energy. 

The battery starts the vehicle, but your alternator keeps it alive and charging. If you do not have your alternator, or it just no longer works, your car will run off the battery until its drains. After that, your car will die just like an electric car or your cell phone when they hit 0 (if you are lucky 5 to 20 mins of driving time). Also, please enjoy and keep reading about Chico Car Electrical Repair!

BATTERY REPLACEMENT

If your car has electrical issues, your battery can be the problem. As you know, your car’s battery plays a very important role in your car’s operation. Without your battery, you would not be able to start your vehicle, turn on your headlights, blinkers, interior lights, and everything else that uses electricity. So, if your battery is malfunctioning, your car will not get very far. We offer FREE battery testing by appointment. If this ends up being your problem, we can fix it while you wait.  

Car batteries die in many ways. One way is corrosion. This is something you really can’t prevent other than cleaning the terminals from time to time. So companies go with battery covers to keep the elements off.  Another way your battery may die is by leaving your headlights or interior lights on for long periods of time. This is preventable unless you have a power drain. That itself needs a diagnostic and some time to figure out. Nowadays car electronics have a tendency to stay on and not shut down when they are programmed to. We are able to diagnose and repair these power drain issues. Book online today to get your car’s electrical issue resolved. 

Chico Alternator Replacement
 Alternator Replacement on a Honda
 
car electrical repair 

All cars have wires that connect the battery to the engine, and most have tons of other wires running all about. Wires are very important to the car’s operation as well. When wires are damaged, a rodent chews them, burns them, rubbed through, or tears your vehicle will have all sorts of problems. Many times you will have no idea until you go to use something that once worked. We have spent thousands of hours chasing electrical wiring issues. From 1936 to 2022. We fix it all. 

Where can I get car electrical repair 

Would you like to have your car repaired by a locally owned business? This business is Tedious Repairs. Here, we help repair your car with the finest employee staff. We offer top-notch, friendly, efficient service to all customers. If your car has electrical issues, schedule an appointment online or call us today! Or, for more car electrical repair click here.

Car Electrical Repair
 Chico Car and Truck Electrical Repair

Appointment:  tediousrepairs.com

Call:  (530) 826-4275

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