Battery/ Electrical System Diagnostics

We all know the feeling, when we get into our vehicles to discover something was accidentally left on. Your vehicle’s battery primarily helps to start the engine. It also stores energy generated by the alternator and runs the secondary electrical systems such as your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and additional electrical components in your vehicle. Your vehicle’s electric system powers every little thing from the ignition and fuel systems.

The electrical systems of today’s vehicles are complex. Newer cars have more electrical components than ever before, which strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then we have all the power outlets for our cell phones, computers, and DVD players. We also have navigation systems and powerful stereos.

Plus there are all the family car engine and transmission computers, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, sensors and on and on. Even the security system is running off the battery while the car is turned off. And of course, summer heat can take a real toll on battery life. Fortunately, battery technology has given drivers resilient batteries that are able to meet these strenuous requirements. But the fact is car batteries just wear out over time. Eventually, every battery gets to the point where it cannot hold enough of a charge to start your car. Sometimes batteries need to be replaced because they have developed a leak.

The electrical system in your car works similar to the electrical wiring in your home, except there is no external power supply in your vehicle. The power in your vehicle is generated by the battery and further distributed through a system of wiring, switches, circuits and relays.

On-board diagnostics (those little lights on your dashboard) have changed a lot since the 90’s, and with the increasing development of electric-based vehicles, you need an expert to properly diagnose electrical issues. The electrical system is far more complicated in hybrid vehicles that use electricity to power the engine and not just peripheral systems. Our mechanics have decades of experience servicing a variety of vehicles with multiple on-board diagnostics. We are experienced in investigating and solving a wide range of electrical issues in both gasoline-powered and hybrid vehicles.

Here are some of the common areas where such issues often originate from:

  • Dead or failing battery: a sure sign of a dead battery is when nothing turns on when you turn the key in the ignition.Sherman Oaks body shop Sherman Oaks auto body shop Sherman Oaks auto body repair Sherman Oaks bodyshop Sherman Oaks collision repair Sherman Oaks car painting Sherman Oaks dent repair Sherman Oaks auto body shops Sherman Oaks auto restoration Sherman Oaks auto body repair shops Sherman Oaks auto body shop near me Sherman Oaks auto body repair shop Sherman Oaks cheap auto body repair Sherman Oaks auto body repairs Sherman Oaks auto body repair estimate Sherman Oaks mobile auto body repair Sherman Oaks auto body shop supplies Sherman Oaks auto body shop reviews Sherman Oaks auto body rust repair Sherman Oaks vehicle restoration Sherman Oaks car repainting Sherman Oaks car repainting Sherman Oaks best auto body shop Sherman Oaks local auto body shops Sherman Oaks auto body repair estimates body shop in Sherman Oaks auto body shop in Sherman Oaks auto body repair in Sherman Oaks Best body shop in Sherman Oaks collision repair in Sherman Oaks car painting in Sherman Oaks dent repair in Sherman Oaks car painting in Sherman Oaks car restoration in Sherman Oaks auto body shops in Sherman Oaks auto restoration in Sherman Oaks auto body repair shops in Sherman Oaks auto body shop near me in Sherman Oaks auto body repair shop in Sherman Oaks Best auto body repair in Sherman Oaks auto body repairs in Sherman Oaks auto body repair estimate in Sherman Oaks auto body shop reviews in Sherman Oaks auto body rust repair in Sherman Oaks best auto body shop in Sherman Oaks local auto body shops in Sherman Oaks auto body repair estimates in Sherman Oaks Encino body shop Encino auto body shop Encino auto body repair Encino bodyshop Encino collision repair Encino car painting Encino dent repair Encino auto body shops Encino auto restoration Encino auto body repair shops Encino auto body shop near me Encino auto body repair shop Encino cheap auto body repair Encino auto body repairs Encino auto body repair estimate Encino mobile auto body repair Encino auto body shop supplies Encino auto body shop reviews Encino auto body rust repair Encino vehicle restoration Encino car repainting Encino best auto body shop Encino local auto body shops Encino auto body repair estimates body shop in Encino auto body shop in Encino auto body repair in Encino Best body shop in Encino collision repair in Encino car painting in Encino dent repair in Encino car painting in Encino car restoration in Encino auto body shops in Encino auto restoration in Encino auto body repair shops in Encino auto body shop near me in Encino auto body repair shop in Encino Best auto body repair in Encino auto body repairs in Encino auto body repair estimate in Encino auto body shop reviews in Encino auto body rust repair in Encino best auto body shop in Encino local auto body shops in Encino auto body repair estimates in Encino Sherman Oaks Tune-Up Sherman Oaks mechanics Sherman Oaks brakes Sherman Oaks auto repair Sherman Oaks mechanic Sherman Oaks oil change Sherman Oaks automotive repair Sherman Oaks car service Sherman Oaks auto body Sherman Oaks car repair Sherman Oaks auto service Sherman Oaks transmissions Sherman Oaks auto mechanics Sherman Oaks auto shop Sherman Oaks automotive service Sherman Oaks glass replacement Sherman Oaks windshield repair Sherman Oaks repair windshield Sherman Oaks auto shops Sherman Oaks car repair service Sherman Oaks auto repair service Sherman Oaks auto repair and service Sherman Oaks auto service and repair Sherman Oaks vehicle repair Sherman Oaks auto services Sherman Oaks car auto repair Sherman Oaks car repair services Sherman Oaks transmission problems Sherman Oaks car maintenance Sherman Oaks car shop Sherman Oaks car repairs Sherman Oaks auto repairs Sherman Oaks engine repair Sherman Oaks auto mechanic Sherman Oaks brake repair Sherman Oaks car shops Sherman Oaks auto shop repair Sherman Oaks automobile repair Sherman Oaks oil change coupons Sherman Oaks auto maintenance Sherman Oaks auto repair shop Sherman Oaks transmission repair Sherman Oaks auto tech Sherman Oaks auto repair services Sherman Oaks truck repair Sherman Oaks automotive mechanic Sherman Oaks auto repair shops Sherman Oaks windshield glass repair Sherman Oaks transmission fluid Sherman Oaks auto repair mechanic Sherman Oaks auto body shop Sherman Oaks auto body shops Sherman Oaks windshield auto glass Sherman Oaks autoglass replacement Sherman Oaks auto body parts Sherman Oaks automotive maintenance Sherman Oaks auto transmission service Sherman Oaks car problems Sherman Oaks car air conditioning Sherman Oaks auto air conditioning service Sherman Oaks transmission service Sherman Oaks transmission services Sherman Oaks car mechanics Sherman Oaks car mechanic Sherman Oaks clutch repair Sherman Oaks car window repair Sherman Oaks car window replacement

  • Failed starter: a starter is an electrical motor that sets the engine in motion; with a failed starter your car won’t start.

  • Damaged electrical wiring

  • Faulty switches and relays: similar to damaged wiring, they will prevent electrical current from reaching its destination.

  • Expired light bulbs

For all your auto repair and maintenance needs, remember Koester has you covered. We offer expert auto maintenance and collision repair services. Our dedication to taking care of you and your family is unparalleled in the Sherman Oaks community.

You have enough to worry about, so let our team take the weight off your shoulders.

To schedule an appointment with us, give us a call or stop by our shop and say hello.

We are conveniently located at 15315 Dickens Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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