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My Headlights are Dim – Could it be my Alternator?

Our cars increasingly rely on the alternator. Many new car models have smaller batteries and therefore rely
more heavily on the alternator functioning to its full capacity. Auto mechanic shops such as ours encounter
alternator problems more frequently than we used to do.

Is It Your Battery Or Your Alternator?

Many of our customers rush out to buy a new battery when they notice a problem with their car starting. A
battery problem is a common cause of a non-starting car. But, if you find yourself going through a lot of
batteries, your vehicle may instead need an alternator repair.

When do alternator problems occur? Alternator problems are perhaps more common during the colder part
of the year. However, as our cars now rely on a plethora of electronic systems, alternator repair services are
more frequently required.

Recognizing the difference between a battery and alternator problem is not always as straight forward as it
may seem. Yes, you may notice a loud pitch sound coming from your engine when you have an alternator
problem, but that is not always the case.

A spinning noise can also indicate your car has an alternator problem.

Is The Alternator A Throw Away Item?

The alternator is not necessarily a throw-away item. On some makes and models, it can be repaired.
Alternator repair kits are available and we often use them for emergency repairs.

When you are concerned about any part of your car’s performance, you should contact us. Minor electrical
malfunctions can also indicate a problem with the battery or alternator on your car. It is best to have a
professional technician in one of our auto mechanic shops check it out for you.

How Long Does It Take?

Finding out if your alternator needs a repair does not take long. This is a relatively fast car repair. But, at the
same time, we would like to stress it depends on the make of your car.

Cars such as BMW’s have more advanced systems and sometimes they take a little bit longer to check out.

You can choose to wait with your vehicle or return home. Once we have identified the problem, we will go
ahead and contact you.

Thanks to the experience of our excellent team of technicians, a solution is normally in place fast. We will
talk you through the problem to ensure you are fully aware of what is going on with your vehicle.

Regular maintenance of your vehicle will help to keep your car in good condition and can even help to avoid
unexpected repairs.

Our fully equipped auto mechanic shops in Toledo Ohio offer anything from regular maintenance, servicing
to more advanced repairs. We deal with all makes and models and are happy to give you a quote for your

If you have any concerns about your vehicle, all you need to do is to pick up the phone. We will arrange an
appointment for you to come and see us.

We offer a fully professional service and are happy to give you advice on how you can best look after your
car or other vehicles. Just give us a call and speak to our friendly team.

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Wheel being repaired by auto technician

Where Can I Get A Wheel Repair In Toledo Ohio?

Unlike other auto repair shops, we are happy to talk about our wheel repair service. Many auto repair services only want to supply a new wheel instead of discussing a wheel repair with you.

The truth is that auto repair shops often see wheel damage as an easy income. A new wheel will cost you many hundreds of dollars and that does not include installation and alignment.

Our experienced technicians are fully aware wheel damage can be repaired and does not have to cost the vehicle owner a fortune.

Common Causes For A Wheel Repair

The most common reason a customer would contact any of our 5 auto repair shops in Toledo Ohio about a wheel repair, is after having hitting a curb accidentally or driving through a pothole. It can easily happen and a common cause is weather conditions. Rainwater, snow and ice on the road can all too easily conceal potholes or lead to a skid. The result is often a small amount of
wheel damage.

You may not notice it at first. But, as you drive away, you may notice your vehicle pulling to one side. This may be an indication of wheel damage.

Potholes can also appear during adverse weather conditions or as a result of heavy wear and tear of the road surface. At times, it is more or less impossible to avoid hitting potholes in the road. A wheel can easily bend when you hit a pothole which will make you feel like you are experiencing a puncture.

Minor road traffic accidents can also cause wheel damage. It is always worth having your vehicle checked even after what you may think is a minor incident. The cost of doing so is minimal when compared to the risk of driving an unsafe vehicle. As a company, the safety of our customers is our top priority.

How We Can Help You

Any of our auto repair shops in the Toledo Ohio area is happy to help you. We will fully inspect your vehicle and make sure it is safe to drive.

A wheel repair does not have to take long. Most of the time, we can do it while you wait for your car. Not only will we check the wheels of your car, but we will also check the tires to make sure they have not been damaged.

Wheel damage can easily lead to tire damage and this is why it is essential we check your tires as well as all four wheels. Incorrectly aligned wheels can make the car difficult to control and affect the way your car handles under any road condition.

When you would like to know about the kind of auto repair services we can help you with, please feel free to give us a call. Our experienced friendly staff will help you with all of your motoring needs from fitting new wheel trims to more advanced wheel repair services.

All of our auto repair services are of a high standard and as professionals, we are happy to repair and maintain any vehicle make whether it is your daily driver or your classic car.

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Brake Repair & Brake Maintenance Services

Our approach to auto repair is that it should be easy and hassle-free to have your vehicle repaired. Thanks to our excellent team of technicians we can help you with anything from brake repair to more advanced repairs in any of our car repair shops in the of Toledo, Ohio area.

When Was The Last Time You Had Your Brakes Checked?

Having your brakes checked is something we seldom do these days. Most of our customers visiting our automative repair shops rely on the electronic management system of their cars to notify them if they have a problem with the braking system.

However, it is worth noting that any advanced electronic brake system can fail. Sensors are easily affected by road conditions such as snow and dust. Dust particles can quickly cause your electronics to misfunction. As a result, warning lights may not alert you to potential problems.

It is okay to rely on electronic braking systems, but braking problems can still occur without any warning lights appearing.

On older cars or classic vehicles, it is essential to bring them into automotive repair shops on a regular basis to have the braking system checked.

How Often Should I Have My Brakes Checked Out?

That is a good question. You should take your car manufacturer’s guidelines into consideration, but at the same time, you should also be aware of how your car is performing.

How does your vehicle “feel” when you brake? If you feel that your car is not pulling up as fast as it used to when you step on the brake or pull to the left or right, you should visit a brake repair shop as soon as possible. As we all know, your car’s braking system is its main safety system.

Many unnecessary accidents are caused by faulty or badly maintained brakes. Needless to say, we don’t want you to be involved in an accident.

How Can I Arrange A Brake Check Or Brake Repair?

Arranging a brake check or other repair with any of our car repairs shops in Toledo, Ohio is easy.

When you feel you need to arrange a repair or are concerned about your car’s braking system, all you need to do is to give us a call. Our friendly staff will set up an appointment for you to bring in your vehicle at a convenient time.

We have experience with different manufacturers and will check your car according to its specifications.

If we pick up any other problems during the brake inspection, we will let you know and talk you through what we have found.

Staying safe when you are driving around locally or on the highway is the essence of good motoring. Never lose sight of the fact that the braking system of your car is challenged on a daily basis.

Please feel free to contact us and talk to us about your motoring concerns. Modern cars are very advanced and maintaining your own vehicle is not an option for most car owners.

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December 2022


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