Electrical Diagnosis

Electrical Diagnostic Services

If you have no experience with vehicle electrical diagnostic testing, you will probably misdiagnose your car troubles if you try to tackle these issues yourself. Electrical problems require an experienced technician to pick up the minor details. Otherwise, you could miss simple problems and waste money replacing parts in perfect condition.

When you want to keep your vehicle’s electrical system in top condition, your best bet is to visit our experienced techs. They can get through diagnosing and fixing your car promptly so you can get back on the road quickly. Here is more about vehicular electrical systems and what you can expect during a diagnosis.

Electrical System Analysis – The Basics

To ensure you understand how the electrical system diagnosis process works, you should understand the basics of these systems. The easiest way to think of them is like the human body’s circulatory system, with the vehicle’s battery as the heart and the wiring as the veins, carrying voltage from the battery to various switches, motors, and other parts.

The pressure on the electrical current as it flows to these parts is measured in volts. The total strength is measured in amperes. Finally, the resistance it encounters is measured in ohms.

An electrical inspection can check for any of these common issues:

  • Faulty Battery
  • Dashboard Lights
  • Dim Headlights At Low Speeds
  • Loose Adjoining Cables
  • Bad Starter
  • Bad Ignition Switch
  • Blown Fuse

Visit Us For Electrical Diagnostic Testing

Chandler & Sons Automotive has been in business since 1975, providing top-of-the-line services to drivers across the Sterling, VA area. We’re a family-owned and operated mechanic shop that offers complete electrical diagnostics and dependable repairs that will keep your car running its best for many years to come. As an AC Delco Master Tech Shop, we use the latest technology to provide useful information about your vehicle and our car knowledge to give you the best in car maintenance. If you’re experiencing electrical issues with your car, come visit our shop for fast and convenient service. Call us today at 703-437-7300 to schedule service at our Sterling, VA location.

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Common Electrical Issues

While the most common electrical issues might not be common enough to be in any frequently asked questions forums, if you are experiencing them, you might want to know that the following problems are what we encounter the most:

  • Faulty batteries and blown fuses
  • Dashboard lights
  • Dim headlights at low speeds
  • Loose adjoining cables
  • Bad starters
  • Bad ignition switches

Diagnosing Electrical Issues

Testing and electrical diagnosis for cars require the latest technologies to ensure you get the most accurate answers for your problems. So when you come to our shop, we will begin the process by running a diagnostic test. It will check all of the electrically powered components in your vehicle to see what is having issues.

This check covers all critical components, like your battery, steering, and windshield wipers, to ones that you might consider convenient, like power windows. From there, it narrows down the results to identify the issue, which our skilled technicians can fix.

Expert Electrical Repairs You Can Trust

We have provided electrical diagnostic services to customers in Sterling, VA, since 1975. We are a Delco Master Tech Shop with Automotive Service Excellent certified technicians. That means we have all the latest technology required to diagnose your vehicle’s electrical issues. Additionally, we have all the information necessary to find minor problems and repair your car.

Because of our extensive experience, you can trust us to identify and fix your vehicle. Whether you need a new battery or starter, you can expect our expert technicians to provide high-quality repairs and customer service. That gives you the confidence you need to get back on the road with a reliable vehicle.

Contact Us Today

Trying to DIY a diagnostic test for your car’s electrical system can leave you replacing more parts than necessary. That can cost you a lot of money you could have spent on something else. Instead, you should schedule a visit with our certified technicians to ensure your vehicle’s electrical system stays at its peak performance. You can do this by calling our shop at 703-437-7300 or contacting us online.