While the municipalities around Victoria, including Langford and Colwood, have lots of emergency options for transport, being stranded due to an automotive electrical issue with the vehicle alternator, battery, or other charging components can be frustrating and leave you stuck without transportation.
Modern vehicles leverage electrical systems to provide a wide range of advantages. Timely attention to issues with automotive electrical components can help avoid the cost of replacement parts, including expensive automotive batteries.
Automotive Electrical Repair Services
Customers can bring any make or model car/truck/van/suv to our local team of technicians who will provide you with expert automotive electrical repairs.
Electrical Repair Components
When we are looking for automotive electrical issues we have an extensive list of vehicle components that we can examine and offer service for:
The wet salty climate in Victoria can be a real test for water seals on automotive alternators and regulator modules.
Corrosion on automotive battery terminals and idle drain problems are frequent issues that local residents need assistance with. We have trained technicians, professional equipment, and the correct supplies to resolve most automotive battery issues properly.
The local rain and humidity means that faulty seals on lenses can lead to premature bulb failure in automotive lights. Brakes in particular are a safety issue that drivers need to check and correct regularly.
Keeping the contacts in the 12v power sockets free of corrosion and wear could be tricky if your vehicle sits outside a lot, sees a lot of use, or is aging. Our automotive electrical technicians can service or replace the cigarette lighter sockets in most cars and trucks, including running heavier gauge wire back to a fused power distribution block to give power hungry drivers more options.
Is your vehicle showing a CEL or Check Engine diagnostic light? We can pull and/or clear codes from most automotive computer systems using our diagnostic tools. We can help drivers understand what these errors mean and provide any needed maintenance or repairs.
For some island residents long commutes are a way of life, and a faulty cruise control system could be a serious ongoing hassle. Our technicians have the needed experience to quickly diagnose and locate faulty components, big or small, that may be keeping your cruise control from working properly.
Corrosion and rust in your door lock mechanism can start off with sticking or a sensation of drag when manually unlocking the car door but this can quickly escalate to a lock failure even with electronic door locks. If one or more of your door locks is failing to work reliably, there is a chance the mechanisms are overdue for inspection and maintenance.
Customers noticing an electrical short should bring their car into the nearest mechanic ASAP, keeping the car battery disconnected unless needed.
A working engine temperature display is a vital component of your vehicle health and monitoring. Our team is here to troubleshoot issues with engine temperature displays or temp warning lights in your vehicle.
Fuel Gauge Repair
While some drivers ignore faulty fuel gauges, knowing how much distance is left in your vehicle’s fuel tank could be the difference between making the ferry and getting stranded in Sidney.
A faulty or misfiring injector may show up as an error code during our ECU diagnostics but our local team of professional technicians have the experience and equipment to find fuel injection issues.
Replacing automotive fuses is a task best tackled by someone with the right automotive electrical diagnostic tools to quickly determine if the fuse blew due to the environment or a high load condition. Fixing the source of a blown fuse could save drivers further money and hassle.
Especially on older cars, the dash electrical system can be packed with bulbs that require replacement as they wear out. These components can require special tools to disassemble without damaging or scratching the dash cluster, but the team at Affordable Auto Repair have you covered.
Some older vehicles do not warn you when your headlights are not working, or have a warning system that is problematic when the headlight switch fails. Our professional automotive electrical technicians can diagnose a wide range of headlight issues and we even carry common brands of headlight bulbs.
Vehicle horns are not just a normal automotive safety component, with our steep narrow roads and foggy weather, especially on the Malahat, being heard could be considered essential. Even if your horn works, but you want to upgrade, it makes sense to come to local automotive electrical technicians who have experience matching relays, upgrading wire runs, and installing components in a manner that will stand up to the local weather.
Electrical faults with your vehicle ignition system can instantly leave a driver stranded in a location where they cannot easily park. Any signs of ignition problems should be looked at ASAP by one of our professional automotive electrical technicians.
Ignition Switch Repair
Older cars were especially prone to wear in the ignition tumbler, especially when a driver has a lot of swinging weight attached via a keyring. Using a vehicle ignition key as a scraper/climbing tool/etc., can also lead to premature replacement of your ignition switch. You can rely on your local automotive professionals at Affordable Auto Repair in Langford to tackle all your vehicle ignition issues.
Faulty interior lights in your car, van, truck, or SUV, can be a serious discomfort, especially if a humidity problem is causing a particular light to fail frequently. Why not lean on the experience of your local automotive professionals? We are here to help!
Oil Pressure Indicator
High oil pressure can be a symptom of many issues with your vehicle and/or the related automotive diagnostics systems. Making sure you have a working oil pressure indicator is a valuable asset with any combustion vehicle. Our team of automotive professionals in Langford can swap or repair your faulty oil pressure indicator, and booking an appointment online is easy.
Need help with electronic accessories in your vehicle? Affordable Auto Repair in Langford can help you with both OEM and aftermarket electronic accessories that need power for operation or charging.
There is no denying the convenience of powered locks and latches, especially in long vans and trucks, where it can be frustrating to walk around the vehicle multiple times due to intermittent failures. For some drivers with physical limitations, powered lock features are nearly essential features. The automotive service team at Affordable Auto Repair in Langford have an unbeatable reputation for finding and fixing these sorts of frustrating automotive electrical problems.
Between ferry lineups and narrow roads, our local team of automotive technicians have a lot of experience with broken powered mirrors. If your vehicle needs service or replacement of a powered mirror you can book an appointment online or on the phone very easily. We would be happy to help.
Powered seats are another automotive electrical component that is a surprising inconvenience to be without, especially when sharing a vehicle. When you bring your vehicle to get these sorts of automotive electrical issues diagnosed at Affordable Auto Repair in Langford our technicians have the experience to suggest replacement components/seats without limiting you to OEM options.
Vancouver island weather can punish water seals on automotive windows while the humidity can promote corrosion on connections, contacts, and other components. You can count on the professional service at Affordable Auto Repair in Langford to efficiently diagnose and resolve power window issues on a wide range of vehicles.
Keeping electronic restraint systems functional is serious priority for drivers making deliveries or pulling trailers. Our team of experienced automotive professionals are available right here in Langford to help with installation, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades of your electronic restraint systems.
The city of Victoria would be much less charming without efforts to ban idling vehicles, but the extra electrical demands of starting a vehicle require sturdy components or more frequent repairs. Fortunately the automotive service team at Affordable Auto Repair in Langford can be booked very easily, online or via phone, and they have plenty of experience to get the job done properly on a wide range of makes and models.
Stop Light Switch
Trucks with air-brakes can run into problems requiring maintenance or replacement of stop light switches. In many cases this work can be tackled without going all the way to a factory dealership. Getting an appointment booked with your local team of service pros at Affordable Auto Repair is quick and easy.
Turn Signal Repair
Are your turn signals faulty? The local team of experienced auto service technicians at Affordable Auto Repair can help by testing to see if the flasher relay that controls turn signal timing has expired or, if another component, such as the contacts in the stalk switches, may need maintenance or replacement.
Faulty automotive sensors can trigger a wide range of issues, including unforseen safety concerns. We urge customers to get automotive electrical problems diagnosed as early as possible to avoid related issues.
Does your vehicle fail to make warning sounds the way it used to? The electronic warning chime on vehicles may seem like a hassle, but they can be a crucial safety feature. Some of drivers even upgrade their warning chime to sound more pleasant. Whatever your automotive electrical needs are, the service professionals at Affordable Auto Repair in Langford would be happy to take a look.
Window Defogger Switch
Local weather can put our climate controls to the test. If you have worn out your window defogger switch come see the pros at Affordable Auto Repair.
Windshield Wiper Motor
If the rain has you down think of how local windshield wiper motors feel? Affordable Auto Repair can help with worn or faulty wiper motors on most makes and models.
Windshield Wiper Washer
Running your wipers without a good washer fluid can lead to wear of the washer pump motor and the wiper blades. If you need help with a dead wiper washer motor, Affordable Auto Repair can provide local expert assistance right here in Langford.
Local Automotive Electrical Service
Need local automotive electrical service in Langford/Victoria? Customers can bring any make or model vehicle to our local team of technicians on Dunford Ave., and we will provide you with professional automotive electrical diagnostics and repairs.