Automotive Electrical Service

Automotive Electrical Service in Sioux Falls, SD

Every vehicle has an electrical system that is connected to the battery. This system helps you start your car, use features such as interior lights, brake lights, the radio and more. When part of your electrical system starts to fail, call your local car repair expert — Team Automotive. At Team Automotive, you’ll receive friendly, professional service from our experienced and knowledgeable technicians.

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Understanding Your Automotive Electrical System

The electrical system is composed of three distinct parts:

Battery

This is the source of the power your car needs to turn on. It provides the electricity your ignition and fuel system require to work properly.

Starter

This component requires electricity to interact with the flywheel, crankshaft and engine to start your vehicle. It pulls power from the battery and connects to the ignition switch so when you turn your key, your car is able to start.

Alternator

Like all batteries, your car battery needs to be charged if it’s going to last. After the starter turns on your vehicle, the alternator is able to keep the battery charged and keep the electrical system going strong.

Together, these components keep your car powered. It is through this electric process that you can use your windshield wipers, headlights, see the lights on your dashboard and more.

Common Automotive Electrical Problems

There are several easily-identifiable signs that your vehicle’s electrical system controls, sensors or electrical power is failing. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms and come to Team Automotive if you need help.

  • Car doesn’t start or struggles to start
  • Clicking sound when attempting to start car
  • Headlights are dim
  • Visibly frayed/worn wires or battery cables
  • Battery shows signs of corrosion
  • Fuses blow
  • Burning plastic smell
  • Dead battery
  • Battery warning light on dashboard

When your car, truck, SUV or van starts experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t wait. Call Team Automotive. The longer you hesitate to have your vehicle inspected, the less likely your car is able to start or work properly. Don’t wait until the battery gives out and you’re stuck stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night. Call Team Automotive today for a free maintenance, repair or replacement quote.

Automotive Electrical Service, Maintenance and Repairs

The best way to keep your vehicle’s electrical system healthy is to maintain it. Here are a few tips to maintain your electrical components:

Battery Maintenance

  • Turn off headlights
  • Close doors all the way when exiting
  • Wash buildup from battery and terminals
  • Regularly test battery
  • Replace every few years as necessary
  • Don’t leave car off for too long

Starter Maintenance

  • Clean connectors, terminals and solenoid
  • Tighten mounting bolts
  • Regularly inspect flywheel

Alternator Maintenance

  • Clean regularly
  • Maintain alignment
  • Regularly examine belt

If you aren’t sure how to clean or inspect the parts, call Team Automotive. Visit the shop today for a free quote or call to schedule an appointment. If you notice an issue you don’t know how to fix, trust the technicians at our ASE-certified shop. Our mechanics can help maintain, repair or replace the components that make up your electrical system at a price you can afford.

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