951-461-2507
26440 Jefferson Ave, Suite D
Murrieta, Ca 92562 
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We service and offer car repair in Murrieta for all makes and models, foreign and domestic, and are a great dealer maintenance alternative.  

Our Certified Automotive Technicians will diagnose the problem and fix it right the first time.  We promise to explain in detail what is wrong with your car, what we will do to fix it, and what it will cost.  You approve all repair work before we do it.

American Auto Care warranties our work.  We handle:

BATTERIES AND CHARGING SYSTEMS CHECK AND REPAIR
CAR REPAIR THE AMERICAN WAY 
HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE AND HONEST 


​Whatever the problem or situation, no need to worry . The certified mechanics in Murrieta at American Auto Care will find out what is wrong and fix it. We will:

Check your battery and it's ability to hold a charge
Inspect your charging system
Check the alternator
Inspect wiring, terminals and all connectors
Check The ECU

To understand what could be happening, let’s look at your vehicle's charging system in more detail.  

The charging system keeps a charge in your battery and provides electrical energy for the radio, lights and other features while the car is running. It also supplies energy to many of your accessories when the car is not running as well.  Today, in most newer cars, the charging system consists of the:
  • Alternator. The alternator creates electrical power to run accessories and recharge the battery. It turns mechanical energy from the car's crankshaft into electrical energy. 
  • Battery. The battery is a reservoir of electrical power. Its biggest job is to crank the engine to start the car. The battery also supplies power to the accessories when the engine isn't running.
  • ECU - electronic control unit. The computer (or in older cars, the regulator) acts as a "traffic cop" to control the alternator's output. It senses when the battery needs charging or when the demand for electricity changes. 
  • Wiring.

If something is not right with the charging system, you'll see a warning light. The warning light may be labeled "Gen", "Bat" or "Alt". If this warning lamp lights up while the engine is running, it means that there is a problem in the charging system, usually that the battery has gone bad or the alternator has stopped working. 

Sometimes if your car or truck won't start, you have a bad battery, one that can't hold a charge. Sometimes it means you left a light or other accessory on, and it drained the battery. And sometimes the problem is really that the alternator isn't filling it up with new energy.

Common Sources of Electrical Problems:

The Battery

Problems occur when the battery is damaged or too old and can no longer hold a charge. Batteries need to replaced every 4 years. Other times, it could be due to a faulty component in your car or it could be as simple as accidentally leaving on your headlights or stereo for an extended period of time. A discharged battery can be remedied with a jump start or a battery re-charge.  

The Alternator

As the motor runs, the alternator recharges the battery. If the alternator is faulty, the battery drains and vehicle consequently will lose power. A related electrical problem is if the alternator belt is worn out or cracked. This will also cause the battery to be easily discharged.

For more information on your alternator, how it works, and potential problems and symptoms, click here.

The Electrical Wiring or Fuse

The electrical components of the car are attached to one another through wires. Fuses are also used to protect sensitive automobile components from power surges. The electrical system of your car may not run properly due to a broken wire or if there is a blown fuse.

The Spark Plugs and Spark Plug Wires

When spark plugs are not replaced regularly, the car will run rough while in idle, have sluggish acceleration or will stall or you will notice poor gas mileage. This problem is easily remedied through regular tune ups.

How To Know When It is Time to Have the Car’s Electrical System Serviced?

Have you vehicle’s electrical system checked if:
  • You turn your key and hear clicking or grinding sounds, or no sound at all
  • Interior or dashboard lights are dim and do not illuminate properly
  • The headlights dim at low speed or when idling, even though the vehicle may run well

Our expert certified technicians will quickly diagnose battery and/or charging system problem and have it fixed.  

Call us at 951-461-2507 to schedule an appointment for car repair in Murrieta, or Schedule An Appointment Online. 

We are open: Monday through Friday  8 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday  8 AM to 1:00 PM
We area car repair in Murrieta, CA located at 26440 Jefferson Avenue, Suite D, Murrieta
On Jefferson, between Winchester and Murrieta Hot Springs Road




Car Repair Services
AIR CONDITIONING 
ALTERNATORS
AUTO INSPECTION
AUTO REPAIR
BATTERIES AND CHARGING SYSTEMS
BELTS AND HOSES
BRAKES
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
CLUTCHES
DIESEL ENGINES
ELECTRICAL 
ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS
ENGINE REBUILDS
HEATING
MUFFLERS AND EXHAUSTS
OIL CHANGE
POWER STEERING
RADIATOR REPAIR
SHOCKS AND SUSPENSION
SMOG 
STARTERS AND IGNITION SYSTEMS
TIMING ISSUES
TRANSMISSION
TRUCK REPAIR
TUNE UPS
WHEEL ALIGNMENT

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