T.D.S. Auto Repair
T.D.S. Auto Repair, Inc.
The Dependable Shop in Sioux Falls Since 1977
Call today!  605-338-0198


Car Electrical System Repair

Battery, Alternator, Starter Testing & Replacement

Is your car's electrical system giving you problems?
We'll get you down the road the dependable way!

We are the Dependable Auto Repair Shop - Convenient location on the west side of Sioux Falls, near the intersection of 15th St. and Marion.


Car won't turn over?
Whatever the issue your automobile or vehicle is having, we have the technicians with the knowledge and experience to fix the problem.
A car battery gives you the juice you need to start your car.
An alternator is used to keep charging the battery, so it won't just keep losing its voltage and amperage power.
A starter is the device used to start or crank the engine of your vehicle.
You need all of the above parts to get your car started and running, and they all need to be inspected, tested and replaced at intervals.
We all know that South Dakota winters can be brutal. You most definitely want to make sure your car's electrical system is running at its optimum strength.
Perhaps you have a remote starter for your car.
Maybe your battery just needs a charge.
Is your starter solenoid going bad?
What about the alternator bushings?
There is a lot of things involved when diagnosing car electrical problems.
You need someone with experience to do it correctly, efficiently, and less costly.
That's where we come in. We've been in Sioux Falls since 1977, and we know what it takes for a vehicle to perform at its best.

Troubleshooting:
Symptoms your starter is failing:
Your car begins to start intermittently.
A loud click or clicking, but the engine won't start.
A noisy starter.

Symptoms your alternator is failing:
The warning light on the dashboard comes on ("ALT" or "GEN.").
Headlights flicker or become dim, either constantly or intermittently.
Electrical failures such as lackluster power to the air conditioning, power windows or locks, dashboard lights become dim, windshield wipers, headlights etc.
Car stalls out while going down the road or has a harder time starting.
Dead Battery - Since your alternator is going bad, it won't charge the battery. If your car has no juice it could be a dead battery caused by a bad alternator.

Symptoms your battery is failing:
A slow engine crank over.
Electrical failures such as lackluster power to the headlights, air conditioning, wipers, power windows, seats or locks, dashboard lights etc.
The warning light on the dashboard comes on (usually an image or symbol of a battery).
Old Age - batteries can be fickle, they usually last around 4-5 years or so.

Our electrical system services include:
Troubleshooting electrical system problems.
Electrical system draw and output testing.
Battery testing, maintenance, and replacement.
Inspection of battery connections.
Alternator testing, maintenance, and replacement.
Alternator belt testing, inspection and replacement.
Alternator output testing.
Starter testing, maintenance, and replacement.
Starter draw testing.
Consulting with customer concerning vehicle needs.

Any questions? Give us a call at 605-338-0198.

car battery

Check out these helpful links:
How to Stop Car Battery Drains
Signs of Alternator Problems
How a Starter Works
My Car Will Not Start! Is it the Battery, Alternator or Starter?




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