Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124

Gaithersburg, MD

19300 Woodfield Rd
(301) 963-0660

Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124

Gaithersburg, MD

19300 Woodfield Rd
(301) 963-0660

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Maryland Electrical System Repair

At Hillmuth Auto Care, we offer comprehensive electrical system and on-board computer diagnostics and repair. Whether your headlights have dropped voltage or your sunroof is not working, we’ll track down the issue to its source, be it a faulty relay switch or a computer problem. Feel free to make an appointment at one of our four Maryland auto repair stations in Gaithersburg, Clarksville, Glenwood or Columbia to get your car’s electrical issues checked out.

Causes of Electrical Issues

The electrical system in your car works similar to the electrical wiring in your home, except there is no external power supply in your vehicle. The power in your vehicle is generated by the battery and further distributed through a system of wiring, switches, circuits and relays. The electrical system is far more complex in hybrid vehicles that use electricity to power the engine and not just peripheral systems.

Our Maryland ASE-certified mechanics are experienced in investigating and solving a wide range of electrical issues in both gasoline-powered and hybrid vehicles. Here are some of the common areas where such issues often originate from:

  • Dead or failing battery: a sure sign of a dead battery is when nothing turns on when you turn the key in the ignition.
  • Failed starter: a starter is an electrical motor that sets the engine in motion; with a failed starter your car won’t start.
  • Damaged electrical wiring
  • Faulty switches and relays: similar to damaged wiring, they will prevent electrical current from reaching its destination.
  • Expired light bulbs

However, not all electrical problems are rooted in interruption in power delivery. Sometimes, the on-board computer may get confused and would fail to send the right signal for a specific operation to complete, such as opening your trunk. Thankfully, our experts at Hillmuth Auto Care are versed in solving computer issues as well and will be happy to help you.

Schedule your auto electrical system repair appointment today at one of our locations in Gaithersburg, Columbia, Glenwood or Clarksville.

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“The staff at Hillmuth Automotive has always been honest and helpful. I had a difficult situation with an insurance claim and they went the extra mile to ensure I got the coverage I needed. They are always courteous and timely.”

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Howard County Auto Repair and Auto Service: Columbia (21044, 21045, 21046), Clarksville (21029), Cooksville (21723), Dayton (21036), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21042, 21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Guilford (20763), Hanover (21075, 21076), Highland (20777), Marriottsville (21104), Savage (20763), West Friendship (21784), Woodbine (21797).

Montgomery County Auto Repair and Auto Service: Ashton (20861), Bethesda (20814, 20815, 20817), Brookville (20833), Cabin John (20818), Chevy Chase (20815), Damascus (20872), Derwood (20855), Gaithersburg (20882, 20878, 20879), Germantown (20876), Kensington (20895), Olney (20832), Potomac (20854), Rockville (20850, 20851, 20853), Silver Spring (20904, 20905, 20906)