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. Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City & Reading has the mechanics and the tools you need to get the job done right.

New vehicles have complex starting systems. Anti-theft, key identification, driver specific key recognition, and specific on-board computers are just the beginning of what make modern vehicle's starting and charging systems so complex. Diagnosing and repairing these systems require highly trained and highly technical repair information, and the experienced technicians at Wensel's Service Centers are trained to do exactly that. All Wensel's Garage locations have sophisticated on-line information systems, including access to manufacturer-specific sites, which give an added advantage whenever the need arises. All professionals at Wensel's Garage pride themselves on “doing it right the first time” and will do whatever it takes to uphold that motto.

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 mechanics 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 Wensel's Service Centers 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

Servicing Your Vehicle’s Electrical System

To diagnose issues with your vehicle’s electrical system, we use specialized equipment to tap into your vehicle’s computer system, and locate the cause of the problem. We’ll also:

  • Check your battery, and replace if necessary, to ensure that your vehicle is receiving enough power.
  • Check your vehicle’s electrical cable connections, and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Perform engine diagnostics, if necessary, for more complex electrical problems and sophisticated vehicle computer systems.

Sometimes, the problem is as simple as a faulty battery. In other cases, the problem is more complex and requires the attention of an experienced automotive technician, like the ones you’ll find here at Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City & Reading. 

Today’s cars are controlled by computers – from the alternator to the starter, air conditioning system and virtually everything in between. Our technicians will ensure that we find and resolve the problem quickly, so you can get up and running.

Signs of Electrical System Problems

How can you tell if it’s your vehicle’s electrical system or some other component that needs repairs? It can be tricky to pinpoint an electrical problem, but there are some signs you should be on the lookout for:

  • Your vehicle won’t start, and when you turn the key, you hear nothing – no grinding or clicking noises.
  • Your vehicle is running just fine, but your headlights dim when you’re idling or driving slowly.
  • The dashboard or interior lights do not illuminate or are very dim.

If your vehicle’s electrical system needs servicing, talk to our professional mechanics at Wensel's Service Centers who will find and fix the problem quickly, so you can get back on the road.

WENSEL'S AUTO CENTER
Full Service Auto & Truck
90 E Bridge St | Spring City, PA
SPRING CITY, PA

(484) 791-3135

Weekdays: 7:30AM-5:30PM
Saturdays: 8:00AM-1:00PM


WENSEL'S SERVICE CENTER
Fleet, Truck, 24/7 Towing & Road Services
1625 N 5th St | Reading, PA
READING, PA

(610) 375-8411

Weekdays: 7:30AM-5:30PM
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