Batteries & Electric
Charging and electrical systems, particularly on modern cars, are the most intricate and complex systems on your vehicle. It takes highly trained technicians armed with the right equipment to properly diagnose and repair electrical issues on today's automobiles. Ewing Auto Service in Mount Vernon, serving the southern Illinois Area has the ASE certified technicians and the tools you need to get the job done right.
Your charging and electrical systems are deeply intertwined and are far more complicated than you might imagine. While batteries, alternators, fuses, and wiring operate under the same basic principles they have on cars for decades, there are a lot more details attached to modern cars.
Batteries were once primarily used for starting a vehicle; as long as your car started, you were in good shape. These days, batteries do a lot more than that. They act as a capacitor, for example, and a bad cell or a weak battery can cause all kinds of electronic malfunctions. Sensors and equipment that require steady voltage will trip warning lights or cause odd behavior of vehicle electronics if a battery needs to be replaced.
Alternators no longer simply spin and generate power, they too have a more complicated role. Typically, information fed through the ECU and an array of sensors communicate with the alternator, telling it to switch on and off and how much power to provide. A perfectly fine alternator can fail to operate correctly, because of something as simple as a blown capacitor inside the car's computer.
The bottom line is, in a world of ever increasing complexity concerning your vehicle's electrical systems, expert ASE certified technicians are now a necessity rather than a convenience. If you have an illuminated battery warning light or are noticing electrical gremlins in regard to your car, truck, or SUV, have one of our professionals at Ewing Auto Service take a look. We can test, isolate, and repair any issue, big or small. From oil changes to complex wiring issues, your car is in good hands with us.
Our battery services include:
- Battery/Starter/Alternator Testing and Diagnostics
- Battery Recharging
- Battery Replacement
- Battery Maintenance (e.g cleaning corrosion)
- Alternator/Starter Replacement
- Alternator Belt
- Ignition Switch