Bradley’s Auto Service in Red Bank, NJ offers professional auto electrical & electronics services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Modern vehicles function through many different electrical and electronic systems that keep things running and allow them to do all sorts of functions. Not every component is as integral to making your vehicle move, like the battery, but even the less crucial functions can cause a headache when they stop working. Bradley’s Auto Service in Red Bank, NJ can work on all the elements of your vehicle’s electrical and electronic systems no matter what components need to be repaired or replaced.
Electrical Repair & Maintenance Services
Do you have a dead battery? Are you dealing with a misfiring starter or alternator? Anything to do with the electrical components of your vehicle, the team at Bradley’s Auto can help. The expert mechanics at Bradley’s Auto in Red Bank, NJ can diagnose your air conditioning issues and perform the proper car AC repair to get your system back in full working order.
Your car battery is necessary for starting your engine. It stores power produced by the alternator. It also runs all of the secondary electric systems including lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and any extra electrical parts in your vehicle. If your battery stops working, your car isn’t going to work either, so it’s important to keep an eye on it and have it replaced when it stops working properly.
An alternator is a very important device in your vehicle that converts mechanical energy to electric energy. Alternators are one of the most important parts of your vehicle’s engine and alternator failure will certainly translate to vehicle failure. When your vehicle’s alternator develops problems, seek expert help right away.
A vehicle’s starter is a motor (electric, hydraulic or pneumatic) that rotates the internal combustion engine to initiate the engine’s operation. Starters are an important part of your vehicle’s engine and if they fail your car will also stop working.
Parasitic Draw Testing
If you purchased a brand new car battery recently and it is dying within only a few months, you might be dealing with a parasitic draw (or drain). Parasitic drain is when your car’s electrical system continues to pull energy from the battery, even when the vehicle is completely turned off.
If your car’s air conditioning has stopped working, it can be extremely uncomfortable to use your car in the summer months. We can diagnose your air conditioning problems and perform AC repair to get your system running smoothly again.
Electronics Repair & Maintenance Services
The electrical and electronic components in your car are at the heart of what makes your vehicle function. Modern cars especially are loaded with electronic components such as computers and sensors that do all sorts of things, and they are all connected to each other through many different wires. Bradley’s Auto works on electronic components and can deal with a wide variety of issues that can happen within these systems.
As your vehicle ages and is exposed to the elements, it is entirely possible for your electronic components to stop working due to loose wiring. In most cases, this is a simple problem that can be easily fixed. It’s simply a matter of finding the loose wiring and strengthening the connection or replacing the wire if necessary.
Corrosion on electronic connectors can stop your electronics from working correctly. Sometimes the corrosion can be cleaned, and the connectors may need to be replaced in other cases. An experienced technician can easily diagnose this issue.
These days, it is almost impossible to work on your car without understanding the computer systems that control many of your vehicle’s primary functions. Three primary computers control these functions, and they are:
- Engine control module (ECM)
- Powertrain control module (PCM)
- Transmission control module (TCM)
Symptoms of control module failure can be the first warning of serious engine trouble, so it’s important not to take them lightly and have them looked at as soon as possible.
The dashboard gauges are tied into the computer systems in modern vehicles, so if your dashboard is showing signs of problems, there is likely an underlying problem with one of the computer systems.
Module Programming (ECM Flashing)
Module programming, also known as module flashing, module reflashing, and ECM flashing, is a tuning technique for your vehicle’s computer. Reflashing an engine computer is essentially simply replacing the existing software in a vehicle controller with new software. This service allows the engine to be tuned in the same way that the factory calibration engineers perform the task. Module programming can fix issues but can also be done to help with fuel economy and performance. Companies with fleets of vehicles often hire technicians to perform module programming to save money on gas over time.
How Much Do Auto Electrical & Electronics Services Cost?
First, unless you are experienced in dealing with cars, you should avoid trying to service your car’s electrical and electronic systems on your own. Low-quality service could damage your system more and require even more expensive repairs. Many different elements can affect your vehicle’s electrical and electronic systems, and costs will vary depending on your vehicle’s make and model. For this reason, giving a cost breakdown is difficult without first diagnosing the issues.
Replacing an entire system will be the most costly option and one that will only be suggested if repairs cannot restore the vehicle to a safe and fully functioning state. Making sure you have your electrical and electronic systems serviced at the first sign of trouble is a good way to avoid having to fully replace components in your vehicle.
Visit Our Red Bank, NJ Shop For Electrical & Electronics Services
If you know or suspect that something in your car’s electrical or electronic systems is not working properly, don’t wait until the problems get worse. Call or contact Bradley’s Auto in Red Bank, New Jersey today to schedule a diagnosis. Our ASE-certified mechanics have built a reputation for providing honest, professional auto services. We have experience with all makes and models.