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New cars have complex inbuilt electrical systems, so when something goes wrong, don’t try and fix the problem yourself. Instead, hire a local auto electrician to help fix problems in your car, trailer, and even your boat. Using specialised diagnostic equipment, an auto electrician will find the problem and do the necessary electrical repairs.

Airtasker is a great place to find auto electrical services near you. There’s no task too big or too small. Just post the details of your electrical problem and you’ll have offers from local auto electricians within minutes. We’ll help you find an auto electrician near you who has the tools and the know-how to get your car back on the road as soon as possible.

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Top Auto Electrician related questions

A car electrician specialises in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems in automobiles. These specialists often work in auto repair shops and transportation companies. 

Automotive technicians work on batteries, brake controllers, air conditioning, alternators, starter motors, and lighting systems. They may also diagnose and repair car electrics such as cruise control, windscreen wipers, power windows, and mirrors (plus everything in between).

The most common sign of an auto electrical problem is a car that won’t start, followed closely by the failure of general electrics. Common auto electrical problems are split into four main areas:

  • The charging system, which includes the battery or alternator
  • The ignition system, which could mean a fault with the starter motor
  • The lighting system, which includes headlights, brake lights, and indicators
  • The general electrics like central locking, windows, stereos, and air conditioning

To avoid more complex auto electrical problems, you should get your car checked and consider electrical repairs when warning lights appear on your dash.

Electrical problems can be caused by the engine (battery, alternator, starter motor, EFI), safety programs (ABS), or general electrics (windows, doors, mirrors). And they all may need repair or replacement over the life of the vehicle. 

Aside from vehicle servicing, automotive electricians can assist with replacement of aesthetic electrical components in the dash and console.

A mobile auto electrician can provide vehicle servicing at a place convenient to you. This way, you can get your car fixed easily and quickly. Mobile services are especially helpful if your car won’t start. With less overhead, the service often works out cheaper than an auto repair shop.

Auto electrical services cost around $80-$500 on Airtasker. However, the rates vary depending on the type of service and complexity of the problem. Your auto electrician will confirm their quote after they’ve performed a full diagnostic check on your car and determined the extent of the issue.

For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what auto electrical licenses may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant electrical licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

What does an auto electrician do?

Warning lights on your dash or flickering headlights may indicate an electrical issue, or perhaps your car just won’t start. Fortunately, many auto electricians offer a mobile service to ensure you’re not left stranded on the side of the road if something unexpected happens. 

Here are some common issues that your auto electrician can help with:

Engine electrics and brakes

It’s important to act on any warning lights on your dash, especially your anti-lock braking system (ABS) to fix any issues before they become unsafe. First, your auto electrician will use a diagnostics machine to review the health of your battery, brake controller, alternator, and starter motor. 

A flat battery can be the cause of many electrical issues but fortunately, they’re easily replaced. However, if your battery isn’t holding charge, your auto electrician will consider whether the alternator (which charges the battery when the car is running) is working. 

The starter motor may be the problem if your car won’t start, and this can either be repaired or replaced. An auto electrician can complete checks on fuel pumps and your electronic fuel injection (EFI) system to repair or improve your car’s engine. 

Car electrics

Having trouble with car electrics such as central locking, cruise control, windscreen wipers, power windows and mirrors? Your local auto electrician will check for blown fuses or short circuits to isolate and fix the problem.

Lighting systems

Functioning lighting systems are required for safety and legal reasons, so it’s important to have any issues fixed quickly. Lighting issues are often associated with the battery and alternator

Custom entertainment systems

Aside from auto electrical repairs, auto electricians can install custom sound systems. Do you want to enhance the quality and volume of your car’s audio system? You can book auto electrical services to install new speakers, amplifiers, and other components in your vehicle. 

Car security systems

Keep your vehicle safe and secure with a car alarm and immobiliser installed by a qualified auto electrician. An alarm acts as a deterrent to car thieves and an immobiliser ensures the engine won’t start if entry is gained to the vehicle. Plus, installing a dash cam and reversing camera is another smart safety and security measure.

Emergency roadside assistance

If you find yourself stranded with a car that won’t start, a mobile automotive electrician near you can help you get back on the road sooner. Their vehicle is fully equipped with the necessary tools to diagnose the problem, so they can repair many issues on the spot. For any complex problems, you’ll need to arrange a tow truck to take your car to a safe location for further work.

To meet your specific vehicle servicing needs, check out the following:

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