Problems that Require an Electrical Auto Mechanic

Cars are not as simple to work on now as they once were. If your vehicle is having electrical problems, and changing the fuse doesn’t work, a specialist is your best bet.

Problems that Require an Electrical Auto Mechanic

Your car’s electrical system contains your starter, battery, and alternator. Most new vehicle systems also include sophisticated computing systems that help to manage things like steering, brakes, sensors, and even the engine. As cars get more high tech, car electrical specialists are often needed for repairs that were once fairly simple. Some things you can fix yourself in your garage in Cincinnati; others will take the expertise of a specialist.

Signs you may need to take the car to a mechanic who specializes in electrical systems include a car that simply doesn’t start, interior or dashboard lights that flicker, or dimming headlights. Keep in mind that if you are having problem with the dashboard lights, you may want to check your dimmer dial. It could be you just need to readjust the brightness.

Blown Fuses and Other Electrical Problems

Other electrical problems simply stem from a blown fuse. If you locate the fuse, replace it but check to make sure the problem is solved. It may be that simple, but it could also be more complex. If you are blowing fuses on a regular basis, you likely have a deeper problem. You may want to get the car inspected. You may have a malfunctioning part, such as a fuel pump, or some faulty wires.

There’s an App for That!

If your car has a problem, say a check engine light, you could try diagnosing the problem yourself with a smartphone, the right digital app, and the equipment to connect the phone to your engine’s computer.

Some of the better car diagnostic apps include:

  • Torque Pro (OBD 2 & Car)
  • HobDrive
  • OBD Car Doctor Pro
  • Carista OBD2
  • OBD Auto Doctor
  • EOBD Facile

These apps will give you a code that you can then to look up the Internet. If there’s a problem, you’ll still need to bring your car in for repair. But 9 times out of 10, the light is on for something that’s not a big deal, like an exhaust or something. This way you’ll have a better idea of what you are doing.

Trusted Professional Car Repair in Cincinnati

If the issue seems to be more than just a blown fuse or weak battery, bring your car on by. We can hook it up and run a number of diagnostic tests to help diagnose the issue. All of our technicians are electrical specialists who can get to the bottom of the issue and find a solution.

As cars have become more computerized, their electrical problems have become more complicated. Sometimes it is a loose wire, other times it is a glitch in the computer or a deeper problem.

We have been providing Cincinnati with quality car repair since 2001. Our mechanics have over 60 years of combined experience servicing European, domestic and other foreign cars. We are a one-stop shop for all car repair, so if the problem is more than electrical, we can get to the bottom of it with a solution that works.

Give us a call or fill out our online contact form. We can usually get you in fast and have your car fixed and back on the road trouble free in no time at all.

How Do I Find Someone I Trust to Fix My BMW?

Finding a great mechanic is a lot like dating. There’s a lot of hit or miss until you can find someone you trust to fix your BMW. Sometimes, unexpectedly, you can find yourself back on the hunt for a good mechanic. Perhaps you moved. Perhaps your regular garage went out of business or retired. Maybe you had a bad experience. For starters, always go to a garage that specializes in BMWs, works on imports, and has certification to prove it. And even in this age of the Internet, word of mouth can still be your best research. Ask your family, friends or coworkers, especially if they are fellow BMW owners.