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Auto Electrical Repair & Maintenance

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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Sun Closed

Auto Electrical Repair & Maintenance

Comprehensive Auto Electrical Repair and Maintenance Services

When faced with a dead battery, a misfiring starter, or alternator issues, look no further than Tulare Automotive Repair in Tulare, CA. We are your trusted destination for all your auto electric repair and maintenance needs. We take great care in servicing your vehicle, providing a high level of workmanship that you can rely on.



Our Range of Auto Electric Repair and Maintenance Services Include:

Alternators
An alternator is a crucial automotive component responsible for converting mechanical energy into electric energy (alternating current). It plays a pivotal role in your vehicle's engine, and any malfunction can result in your car's breakdown. If you encounter issues with your car's alternator, it is imperative to seek expert assistance.

Batteries
The battery is the powerhouse that supplies electrical energy to vital automotive systems such as the ignition system, starter motor, and lights. If you find yourself needing a jump-start to kickstart your vehicle in the morning, it may be a sign that your battery is deteriorating. Depending on the extent of damage, a failing battery can either be repaired or replaced. If you are experiencing battery-related issues, do not hesitate to contact us in Tulare, CA. We offer convenient battery testing and replacement services, designed to swiftly get you back on the road. From battery replacement and charging to installation, testing, and recycling, we cover it all.

Starters
The starter serves as the motor, whether electric, hydraulic, or pneumatic, responsible for initiating the operation of your internal combustion engine. Starters are vital components within your car's engine, and any malfunction can lead to your vehicle's failure to start. In the event of starter problems, it is crucial to seek professional assistance. Our team of experts is well-equipped to handle all your starter-related needs efficiently, ensuring you can resume your journey promptly. Visit Tulare Automotive Repair today for expert starter services.


Battery Related FAQs

What are mistakes made when jumping a car?
Mixing up negative and positive cables is the most common mistake. When you mix up the negative and positive cable it ruins your car's alternator. Just remember black to negative and red to positive. Other common mistakes are using cheap cables that don't conduct properly, letting the cables swing and become detached, touching the clips together, and ignoring cracks in your battery or dirty battery terminals.

What should I be careful of when changing a car battery?
It may sound obvious but be sure that you do not drop the battery. Be careful not to let the tools touch both the negative and positive terminals simultaneously, as it could create a spark, cause the battery to short out, or even damage the vehicle's electrical components. Make sure to separate the cables to the side so that they don't touch the battery until it is in place. Attach the negative cable first and then the positive cable. If have any doubts while you are trying to change your battery you should always call in an expert.

How do I replace my car battery without losing car memory?
Use a car memory saver or other secondary power source. If you don't own a car memory saver, come to Tulare Automotive Repair and we can do this process for you. First, make sure to turn off your car before you unplug the battery. Next, plug the car memory saver into the cigarette lighter or the OBD2 connector. Remove the old battery and install the new battery and attach the connectors. Finally, unplug the memory saver from the car.

Why is my engine stalling after replacing my car battery?
If your car lost battery power completely then your car's computer system may have lost valuable information to regulate engine performance causing it to stall even after you replace the battery. However, the car's system will quickly collect new data and engine performance should return to normal. In some case you may need to have the throttle body, or your idle air control valve cleaned out as carbon deposits can build up inside these parts, pushing them beyond the computer's ability to regulate engine performance.

Car Starting FAQs

What does a dead starter sound like?

Clicking noises upon turning the key are a classic sign of starter failure. However, this isn't the only clue. A dying starter might remain completely silent or offer subtle warnings through whirring or grinding sounds before finally giving up the ghost.



How do I unlock my steering wheel?
Place your foot on the brake and turn the wheel in the direction in which it has a little range of motion. This should ease the tension in the steering column and allow you to turn the key. Turning the key unlocks the steering wheel. Do not try to unlock your steering wheel without a key or if the battery is dead. This should only be done by a professional auto repair technician.

How do I change my keyless entry remote battery?
This should work for most remotes:
  1. Remove the metal blade key from the remote.
  2. Use a standard (flat head) screwdriver to gently pry open the fob
  3. Remove the battery. It is usually a small round lithium watch battery.
  4. Insert a new battery
  5. Snap the key fob back together
  6. Insert the metal blade key into the fob.
Why won't my car start?
The most common reason why a car will not start is a bad or dead battery. However, there are several other possibilities too. If you are having trouble getting your vehicle started, give Tulare Automotive Repair a call at 559-686-1009. Our auto repair professionals will try to help you diagnose the issue, which could be one of these problems:
  • Failing alternator
  • Starter motor
  • Ignition switch malfunction
  • Bad spark plugs
  • Cracked distributor cap
  • Broken timing belt

Headlight Related FAQs

What are the 3 situations where headlights are required?
First, you should make sure both of your headlights are in good working order before driving your car. Headlights must be in use from sunset to sunrise. Headlights are also necessary when you cannot see more than 400 feet in front of you. You should also use your car's headlights whenever windshield wipers are in use. In addition, some studies have shown that when drivers elect to always drive with their headlights on it can reduce automobile accidents.

Do parking lights and turn signals use the same bulb?
Yes, your car uses the same bulb for the front turn signal and parking lights. Side bulbs are located on the inside of the wheel wells. All lights on your car will eventually burn out and need to be replaced.

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What People Say About Us

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  • , 11/15/2022

    We were travelling from California to Washington when we broke down in Tulare, CA, just after 12:00. While waiting for tow service, I started calling shops to see who could at least look and diagnose the problem that day. Tulare Auto Repair was the first shop willing to look at the truck and diagnose the issue that day. They did just that and ordered parts for work to be done the following morning. Complications occurred the next day and further parts ordered for completion of repairs the next day. Work was completed morning of the second day, and we were back on the road to Washington. The shop worked very hard to get us back on the road as soon as possible. At all times the staff was courteous and helpful. We felt we were working with people we could trust. We are very happy with the service we received and the work that was done. Hopefully we won't break down in Tulare again, but if we do I know right where to go. I would happily utilize Tulare Auto Repair again, and I highly recommend them to anyone local who is in need of quality auto repair with a quality experience.

  • , 03/13/2020

    Service was fast and friendly.

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    Car & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/12/2020

    In and out real quick!!

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    Car & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/20/2020

    Highly recommend this place! Alfonso and Brent go out of their way to make sure their customers are taken care of. They're friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.

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    Car & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/11/2020

    I have been taking my vehicles to him from starting off with my smogs ... Also took my cars and trucks to him for other work... I highly recommend him.. He goes above and beyond to help you with get the vehicles fixed..???

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    Car & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/10/2020

    They were recommended to me by 3 people. Which I see why. They provide excellent service and are very professional. I would recommend them to everyone.

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