Auto Electrical Repair

Auto Electrical repair problems can be some of the worst vehicle issues. Tedious Repairs has been offering car electrical repair near me in Chico, California, for a long time, over 15 years! An alternator keeps your engine running after it’s been started. An alternator will power all most all of your car’s electrical system. It powers the radio, the headlights, the windows, and more. Also, the alternator acts as a charger and charges your battery! 

Auto Repair

Our mechanics are trained to inspect the general condition of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. We use complex testing equipment such as compression testers and engine analyzers. 

Vehicle Maintenance

Performing regular vehicle maintenance increases the life of your vehicle, improves fuel efficiency, and saves you money in the long run. It’s also a good way to prevent unexpected breakdowns.

Auto Diagnostic

Performing an auto-diagnostic test can save you money in the long run. If you catch problems before they become major, you can avoid expensive repairs down the road.

Parts & Replacement

While there are many types of auto parts, it’s important to know which to choose. Some parts need to be replaced more often than others, and some parts are more reliable than others.

Car Electrical Repair

Auto Electrical Repair Near Me

Did you know, that there are different types of alternators? There are Diesel electronic alternators, DC alternators, brushless alternators, radio alternators, and more! The DC alternator is the most common in cars!
Did you know, that the first-ever alternator was used during World War Two? Even if it wasn’t used in cars, it was still very helpful! They used the alternator to power their equipment!
The first alternator was made in 1832. It was invented by Hippolyte Pixi. Pixi’s automotive inventions didn’t end there. After making the alternator he made marine alternators, radio alternators, automobile alternators, and more. 
Shaun HogueShaun Hogue
17:55 21 Dec 22
Tedious repairs did a great job on my vehicle. They made the repairs but also made recommendations for other things they saw that needed to be done. The staff was friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone.
William KeithWilliam Keith
19:48 10 Dec 22
I love tedious repairs, he did everything I wanted done to my Audi as soon as the parts came in! Also more recently helped get an estimate on another vehicle I own, going out of his way to make sure I was informed. Super nice, excellent service, straight forward and fair priced
Regina KirkRegina Kirk
20:07 16 Nov 22
Tedious is absolutely amazing..... they have done a awesome job with our audi. We will continue to go to them with all our car needs. Thank you Tedious auto repair we appreciate you. I recommend them to everyone.
Sheryl Rausch-ClarkSheryl Rausch-Clark
01:41 14 Oct 22
Came in for a cheap oil change. They found that the brake pads on my car were low and got them repaired in the same day! Great service and friendly office lady!
D.j. MuthD.j. Muth
21:47 30 Sep 22
not only did Tedious Repairs complete the job I had my Golf in for, but in addition he added a few repairs for a very reasonable price, (after confirming with me that it was O.K.) such as repairing a tire that had a nail in it; I will return to this business in the future for my auto's needs
Jes BJes B
14:36 13 Jul 22
Buddy and his team of well qualified technicians always do a great job. I’ve taken my cars to them for nearly 20 years now, at least 3 different vehicles, and I cannot recommend them enough. They’re thorough, hard working and honest. Tough qualities to find in people now a days, let alone a mechanic!!!
Garrett ShimamotoGarrett Shimamoto
19:29 07 Jul 22
This is the only place I take my vehicles to get worked on. Buddy and his team simply know the ins and outs of all varieties of vehicles. I have had A/C Repair, Oil Changes, Brakes, and a New Key Fob made all at Tedious Repairs. Pricing is honest and simply the best around town. You get an itemized list of all jobs that need to be done after a full diagnostic of your vehicle; and you can choose what you want done. No trickery
Ashley WarrenAshley Warren
03:56 17 Jun 22
Highly recommend this shop! The owner is super friendly and was able to get my car in for a brake job the day that I called. It turned out to be extra work than we had initially thought and, once approved, they had no problem taking care of the extra work immediately. They also did a full car inspection with descriptions and pictures sent straight to my phone. The up front communication and honesty were both greatly appreciated. Brake price was the best that I found in town after much research. I will definitely be back for future repairs!

Auto Electrical Problems

An alternator is an automotive device used to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy by taking the power from your engine and using it to power the car’s electrical system. Generators take mechanical energy and convert power to altering current or directing current. 

AC And DC Current

AC (altering current) and DC (direct current) are both different types of power. AC power is the kind that you would find inside a house, a workplace, or larger things like that! AC current will bounce back and forth through being negative, and positive. This happens because of the electrons!

Direct current will be found in your car. DC can be used to power smaller things. Since the average car is 14.7 feet long, DC can flow through the wires and easily be able to power your car!


In 1915, the first headlights were made. The Guide Lamp Company invented them. At the time, they required the driver to turn the headlights on and off every time just to use them!

Cadillac launched the first interior control center for the headlights! This would make allow the driver to turn the headlights on from the inside of the car instead of the outside of it!

This was a whole lot easier for the driver and the passengers! It is also what our headlights are like today! After interior control center headlights were born, most cars began to have these kinds of headlights!

Starter Issues

A starter is an automotive device used to move the engine inside your car! A starter may be hydraulic, electric, or pneumatic.

In 1903, the first starter was made. Clyde J. Coleman was the inventor of the starter. The first car to have a starter was called the Arnold.
in 1911, Henry M. Leland invented the electric starter. The starter was installed in the Cadillac Model Thirty a year later, in 1912. Later, in 1914, the electric starter was put into the very first dodge car.


Gaston Planté was the first person to make an automotive car battery. He accomplished this in 1859. He struggled with making this battery for a very long time. The battery he made he made was a lead acid-based battery. This battery is basically the same as how ours are today.
Gaston was a French physicist. The first battery that he attempted to make was a rechargeable battery. He thought that it would be better for cars if you can recharge their batteries!
He died on May 24, 1898. After he died, his car battery was put into cars and sold! The first car that had a battery put into it was a 1912 Cadillac.

Auto Electric

  • Alternator
  • Battery Service
  • Battery Registration 
  • Blower Resistor
  • Bulb Cruise Control
  • Head Lights
  • Electrical System Repair
  • Pig Tail Shorts and Opens in Wiring
  • Starter Wiring Problems
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