Battery, Charging and Starter

Battery, Charging and Starter

Complex Electrical Systems

Electrical systems are becoming increasingly complex. At Advanced Auto Diagnostics, our expert technicians can diagnose and fix the problem to get you back on the road. Some Electrical system repair or replacement in your car include:

  • Battery– checking cleanliness, connections and charge
  • Alternator– proper charging, connections, and belt tension
  • Starter– checking cleanliness and connections
  • Cables & Connections – removing rust and corrosion
  • Coil Over Plug Testing- with our high end diagnostic equipment we can determine exactly which coil is faulty.

In addition to providing service on your battery, alternator, and starter, Advanced Auto Diagnostics Mechanics are fully trained to diagnose and service all of the other electrical components in your vehicle including power windows, locks, headlights, wipers, dashboard components and more.

Let the Advanced Auto Diagnostics trained technicians look at your vehicle if it exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Problems starting
  • Vehicle feels like its takes long to start
  • Electrical Charging problems
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Electrical System indicator light on dashboard is lit
  • Check Engine Light

Imagine this: You’re running late for work, and as you finally reach your car and turn the key in the ignition, you realize your battery is dead. It’s a sinking feeling we can all relate to. Not only do you have to figure out how to get to work, but you’re also left wondering why your battery died when you didn’t forget to turn off any lights or electrical systems.

First things first, before concluding that your battery is dead, double-check that it is securely placed in your vehicle, and ensure that all cables and terminals are clean and tightly connected. Sometimes, a weak connection can cause the battery to stop working even if it still has some life left. If you need assistance with jump-starting your vehicle, you can find step-by-step instructions here.

Warning Signs of a Dead or Weakened Battery

There’s a common misconception that modern car batteries give plenty of warning before failing. While older batteries used to start the car slower and slower before dying completely, most modern batteries function at full capacity until they suddenly can’t anymore. Therefore, it’s important to look for smaller signs that indicate the battery might be failing.

Some common indicators that your battery is about to give out include:

  • Diminished electric functions (slower power windows, dimmed headlights, etc.)
  • Slower engine crank
  • Clicking noise when turning the key
  • Old age
  • Corroded terminals

Other Starting Problems

It’s important to note that if your car won’t start, the battery may not be the only culprit. Starting problems can also indicate issues with the starter or alternator.

The starter is responsible for cranking the engine. When the starter malfunctions, the engine may have difficulty starting or fail to start altogether. Starter issues can stem from electrical or mechanical failure, or a complete breakdown of the starter.

On the other hand, the alternator plays two crucial roles in powering your vehicle. It not only recharges the battery while the car is running but also works with the battery to operate essential electrical components like headlights and windshield wipers. A damaged alternator can lead to erratic electrical functions or prevent the engine from running.

If you have a bad alternator (as opposed to a dead battery), your engine may still start but will quickly die since the alternator is no longer maintaining a charge. If you’re unsure about the cause of your starting problems, we can assist you.

How Advanced Auto Diagnostics Can Help

At Advanced Auto Diagnostics, our experienced automotive technicians are well-versed in addressing starting problems, including batteries, starters, and alternators. As your trusted partner in automotive care, our approach begins with a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle. This inspection will help us determine the exact problem you’re facing.

Once we identify the issue, we will provide you with the best and most cost-efficient solution. Throughout the repair process, we’ll keep you informed about the cost, parts required, and repair turnaround time, ensuring you’re involved every step of the way.

What they say


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Hansel de Haro
Hansel de Haro
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Eric Bush
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igor Alonso
igor Alonso
These folks are great in every way. Friendly, honest, and dependable. They also do a great job with all the repairs I have had. Thank you for all you do!
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Ge Em
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Janice Jaramillo
Janice Jaramillo
Had maintenance service for my Benz CLK 350 and it was quickly done. The attention and service was wonderful. Fernando is honest, friendly and a true professional. I do recommend this place for your car needs!👍
Jack Siriani
Jack Siriani
I am 55 years old and not a fan of the “online” world but I felt compelled to put a review for these guys. I must thank David and the staff behind him for their honesty and integrity. They saved me around $3,000 in unnecessary repairs that were suggested by my dealer!!! I ran these guys through 2 honesty tests and they passed with flying colors. Good people still exist !!!!
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Maria Jadoonandan
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Kelis Sampson
I have brought my car in twice to this shop for a routine service and will continue to do so! Fernando and the team are all very friendly and helpful. They are honest with pricing and will inform you of any extra issues concerning your car. The service I received on my car was outstanding and I will recommend this shop to all friends and family!
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