Auto Electric Services

Your Trusted Experts in Car Electrical Repair

Problems with a car's electrical system aren't just annoying—they can be downright dangerous. Our auto repair team has the tools and diagnostic equipment needed to identify and fix electrical issues in almost any vehicle.

  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair

  • Alternator Repair & Replacement

  • Starter Repair & Replacement

  • Windshield Wiper Repair

  • Power Lock Repair

  • Power Antenna Repair

  • Power Steering Repair

  • Power Window Repair

  • Power Accessory Repair

  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

How Your Vehicle’s Electric System Works

Many automotive systems—such as headlights, starters, safety features, electronic control units, and sound systems—run on electricity. In most cars, the metal body of the car itself forms part of the circuit, grounding the systems and connecting each component to the negative side of the battery. Without a functioning battery and electrical system, a car cannot start or function.

All electrical equipment and components in a car are powered by the battery. Car batteries are 12V, as automotive electrical systems run at 12V DC. The battery is charged by an alternator, which generates electricity by putting electromagnetic friction on the engine while it runs.

The heart of an automotive electrical system is the fuse box or power center—the central point from which every electric circuit connects. Fuses protect each electrical circuit from damage by burning or blowing out in case of overcurrent. Each piece of electrical equipment is connected to the fuse box and the battery by a system of wires and connections, generally going through relays, switches, and other components.

Finding problems in these circuits, such as corroded connections, blown fuses, broken wires, faulty switches, or broken components, is the basic process of diagnosing automotive electrical problems.

Our auto repair shops in Kennewick, West Richland, and Richland have experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting auto electrical problems of all kinds. Give us a call or schedule a service appointment online today.