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Maserati Starter and Alternators Repair

Maserati is a quality engineered driving machine with a complex electrical system that requires routine scheduled maintenance if it is to function efficiently. Two integral parts of the car’s electrical system are the Maserati starter and the alternator.

What is a Maserati Starter?

The starter of a car is that component of the electrical system responsible for igniting the engine. The starter processes the electrical charge from the battery which it converts to electrical energy needed to spin the flywheel. This activates the spark plugs which in turn ignite the fuel needed to jumpstart the engine. If the starter is faulty, it is most likely your engine will not even fire up.

What is a Maserati Alternator?

The alternator recharges the car battery to keep it running. It provides the battery with the needed electrical energy so that the battery has the power to keep the car running once the engine is already started. While the engine may start without the alternator, the absence of a charging system for the battery won’t have it running for long.

How to Detect Faulty Starters and Alternators

There are many giveaways of a faulty starter and alternator, although they usually start off with subtle signs. If your engine weakly cranks when you turn on the ignition, it is possible the starter is incapable of transferring the electrical power from the battery to start the car. The cranking noise comes from the failed spinning motion of the flywheel. An alternator failure on the other hand can be detected by a few issues including premature battery failure due to a faulty battery charging system, inability of the engine to keep running once the battery is fully discharged, dimming lights on the dashboard and sometimes like in the case of a starter failure, the engine will produce a grinding noise when the ignition is turned on. If you experience any of these signs, then you should have a mechanic look at your car.

How To Fix Bad Starters and Alternators

If your car is showing signs of an electrical system failure, we will perform diagnostic tests to determine the specific component of the electrical system sending out the signs. Once we determine the cause of the problem, we can then proceed with the repair services. Before we make any repairs concerning the electrical system, however, we will first disconnect the battery from the system and if needed we will replace any faulty alternators or starters with new ones.

Conclusively, try to schedule regular maintenance for your Maserati. Beyond ensuring that your car is in perfect condition, routine servicing will also help detect worn out and damaged components before they expose your vehicle to more harm.

Maserati Check Engine Light Diagnostics

Maserati is the representation of automotive excellence, and if you own a Maserati, you probably feel great amazing when driving down the road in your car! You would want to do all you can to keep your luxury sports car running smoothly, so you must ensure that you pay attention to your check engine light. This little light is a tell-all to indicate your Maserati has detected a fault in the engine. It will not just go away if ignored long enough.

What is the Check Engine Light?

The Maserati is equipped with a sophisticated and high-tech onboard computer diagnostic system (OBD) responsible for monitoring and analyzing the car’s operations. The system receives data from the various sensors in the car, and if an anomaly is detected, the corresponding dashboard indicator light will be illuminated to notify the driver of an error in the system. One such indicator lights and the most important of all is the check engine light.

What Could Cause the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

When the check engine light comes on, it means the Maserati has detected a fault in the engine management system. There are numerous faults that could result in the illumination of the check engine light. Some of those faults include; a bad oxygen sensor, a failing mass airflow sensor, damaged spark plugs and wires, faulty ignition coils, electrical or fuel problems in the engine, loose fuel cap, a failing catalytic converter among several others.

The check engine light has two modes- the steady mode and the blinking mode. A steady indicator light means a minor error is detected, and although you can still drive your Maserati with it, you should try getting it to the mechanic when you can. A blinking check engine light means you should not even consider driving when the light is blinking. It is best to have it towed immediately to a service and repair shop.

Fixing an Illuminated Check Engine Light

Considering there are numerous reasons why a check engine light can come on, you will need a professional mechanic to run an accurate diagnosis on your vehicle. To diagnose a check engine light at European Service Center we connect a diagnostic scan reader tool to the sensors to read the diagnostic trouble code registered in the system. The scan tool troubleshoots the system to determine the root of the problem. Once the fault is detected, we will repair or replace the damaged part and reset the trouble codes which will turn off the indicator light.

The check engine lights were designed to warn you of problems in the system and ignoring the warning light will only cause costly repairs down the road. Always get an illuminated Maserati Check Engine Light looked at immediately.

Maserati Starters, Alternators Repair Services

Maserati Starters, Alternators

Maserati is a quality engineered driving machine with a complex electrical system that requires routine scheduled maintenance if it is to function efficiently. Two integral parts are the Maserati Starters, alternators because they both require the best attention.

What is a Starter?

The starter of a car is that component of the electrical system responsible for igniting the engine. The starter processes the electrical charge from the battery which it converts to electrical energy needed to spin the flywheel. This activates the spark plugs which in turn ignite the fuel needed to jumpstart the engine. If the starter is faulty, it is most likely your engine will not even come on.

What is an Alternator?

The alternator recharges the car battery to keep it running. It provides the battery with the needed electrical energy such that the battery has the power to keep the car running once the engine is already started. While the engine may start without the alternator, the absence of a charging system for the battery won’t have it running for long.

How to Detect Faulty Maserati Starters, Alternators Issues

There are many giveaways of a faulty starter and alternator, although they usually start off with subtle signs. If your engine cranks weakly when you turn on the ignition, it is possible the starter is incapable of transferring the electrical power from the battery to start the car. The cranking noise is created from the failed spinning motion of the flywheel. An alternator failure on the other hand can be detected by several issues including premature battery failure due to a faulty battery charging system, inability of the engine to continue running once the battery is fully charged, dimming lights on the dashboard and sometimes like in the case of a starter failure, the engine will produce a grinding noise when the ignition is turned on. If you experience any of these signs, then you should have a mechanic look at your car.

How to Fix Bad Starters and Alternators

If your car is showing signs of an electrical system failure, we will perform diagnostic tests to determine the specific component of the electrical system sending out the signs. Once we determine the cause of the problem, we can then proceed with the repair services. Before we make any repairs concerning the electrical system, however, we will first disconnect the battery from the system. For the most effective results, faulty alternators and starters will have to be replaced with new ones.

Conclusively, try to schedule regular maintenance for your Maserati Starters, Alternators and other parts so they can remain in top shape. Beyond ensuring that your car is in perfect condition, routine servicing will also help detect worn out and damaged components before they expose your vehicle to more harm.

 

Brake Repair Services

Brake Repair

The use for brakes naturally arose when humans began traveling using transportation techniques other than their legs. Whether it is by land, air or sea, the need for brakes mitigates the risk of accidents which cause injuries and even death. With the popular rise of the automobile in the United States, accidents became a daily occurrence. However, two things occurred which increased fatalities: 1.) High-speed highways became the norm, and 2.) Vehicles became cheaper but more powerful.
Since fatalities from car accidents were on the rise, society realized that safety standards need to be developed and enforced to protect consumers. So, by 1970, the National Highway Traffic Administration was formed to combat the rise in fatalities and instill a culture of “safety first” in automobile design.
Recently, the NHTA is now adding the need for an Automatic Emergency Braking feature to qualify for a 5-star rating. So, having a well-designed braking system is a big part of an overall process of avoiding injury from car accidents. But how do car brakes work?

How Brakes Work

Understanding how brakes work will help you look out or any irregularities in your braking system, therefore increasing safety on the road for everyone. The braking systems of today use multiple sensors and electronics to stop a car as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, the primary braking system is still used.
When you press the braking pedal, that pressure moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing braking fluid to enter the brake lines to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal is therefore proportional to the force applied to the pistons.
The calipers in disk brakes and wheel cylinders in drum brakes are connected to disk pads and braking shoes respectively. The pistons push the disk pads or braking shoes onto the rotor or wall, causing friction and resulting in the decreased rotation of the wheel.

Components of the Braking System

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Braking systems include either disk brakes or drum brakes. Disk Brakes are comprised of a disc/rotor, calipers, disk pads and hardware necessary to mount the components to the car. The caliper is connected to the hoses and wires that send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.
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Drum brakes are comprised of a drum/braking plate, brake shoes, a wheel cylinder, and hardware to mount the components. The wheel cylinder is connected to the hoses and wires send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.

Braking Fluid

Water used to be used as a braking fluid in the past. However, the braking process causes temperatures to rise past the boiling point of water. This causes water to vapor resulting in brake failure.
Braking fluid is a hydraulic fluid with a high boiling point. Hydraulic fluids are used to transfer power, in this case, from the pedal to the calipers and cylinders while surviving high temperatures caused by braking. Braking fluid also protects against corrosion of systems it comes in contact with.

When to Schedule your Car for Brake Services

This is what to look for to bring your car in for brake services:
  • Noise or grinding coming from the brakes
  • Brake pedal feels spongy or soft when pressed
  • Car veers a certain way when the brakes are pressed
  • Brake fluid level in the master cylinder is low
  • Brake system Warning Lamp is on

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