Auto Lights Repair in Glendale, CA
Restore car electricity back to normal.
Modern car electrical systems are very complex and constantly evolving. Our ASE-certified mechanics are trained to diagnose and repair any component of the auto electrical system (e.g. circuits, fuses, wires, sensors, relays, connectors) and starting and charging systems (e.g. alternator, battery, starter).
The key to understanding why auto electrical problems occur is to understand voltage. If too little or too much voltage is generated, fuses will blow and circuits will short. Also, if the car wires aren't properly harnessed or checked for any exposed areas, electricity won't flow evenly and trigger your vehicle's computerized controls.
If you want to tackle an auto electrical repair on your own, we implore you to reconsider. Unless you have the proper testing equipment, years of hands-on experience, and can understand schematic wiring diagrams, you run the risk of damaging your car further and putting your driving safety at risk.
Customers with headlamp light problems (e.g. headlight beams too dim or too strong) contact us because we are licensed by the State of California as an Official Lamp Adjusting Station in Glendale, CA. We have a Class A license to test, inspect, adjust, and repair all headlamps on all vehicles.
We are equipped with special measuring devices to help us determine whether your headlamps meet California state requirements to ensure everything works properly and no problems occur at the low beam setting or high beam setting.
For example, we are required by CA law to use a certified headlamp alignment system tool when performing headlamp testing inspections and adjustments. This expensive piece of equipment makes perfect headlamp alignment quick and easy.
It precisely defines the "high intensity zone" so your low beam lights and high beam lights are in the correct alignment to make it safe driving at night or in poor visibility conditions.
Even if your headlamps are properly aligned, one or more of your lights may still need repair because of an electrical problem like a short circuit, blown fuse or bulb, burnt wires, etc. During a lamp inspection, we check all your vehicle's lights are functioning properly:
- Front Head Lights
- Turn Signal Lights
- Fog Lights
- Front Clearance Lights
- Side Clearance Lights
- Interior Lights
- Rear Tail Lights
- Backup Reverse Lights
- Dash Console Lights
Troubleshooting auto electrical problems requires patience, accuracy, and a methodical approach to rule out possible causes. Certain tools help us speed up troubleshooting time, such as testing for a positive charge on a circuit.
Sometimes the problem may appear to be a simple thing (e.g. burnt fuse). But if we don't understand why the fuse blew in the first place (e.g. shorted wire), or further troubleshoot other components such as starting and charging systems (e.g. alternator, battery, starter), the real problem will go undetected and eventually resurface.
We are successful at troubleshooting electrical faults because our techniques are logical and organized. With customer input, we'll go through a series of steps to help us reach a final solution.
- Establish when the problem occurred.
- Isolate the problem area.
- Check for obvious problems.
- Perform systematic checks and tests.
- Test after the work is finished.
After 30+ years of experience, we believe most auto electrical problems (e.g shorts) have simple and obvious causes, such as loose or corroded connectors, bad grounds or damaged wire insulation. Therefore, it's essential that a careful visual inspection of components occur during testing to complete the troubleshooting process.