ELECTRICAL

Monday – Friday : 08:00 – 17:30
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

1715 Dandenong Road
Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Today, cars are as much electronic as they are mechanical. At CT Motors, our technicians are equally skilled at taking care of both (you might say they’re allrounders). We make sure all electrical systems and devices are working correctly to get you back on the road quickly and safely.​
The battery is a critical component. It allows your vehicle to turn on in the first place. Car batteries provide the jolt of electricity that is needed to power the engine as well as the electrical accessories in your vehicle. Your battery transforms chemical energy into electrical energy that is delivered to the starter to start the engine.

In a majority of cars, it will be located under the hood, and you can identify it with the (-) and (+) symbols. In the event you need to jump-start your vehicle, you need to connect the red clamp of the jumper cable to the (+) symbol and the black clamp to the (-) symbol.
The alternator is an electricity-generating device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. It is used to supply power to your vehicle’s electrical system along with the battery. The alternator also recharges the battery using mechanical energy generated by the motion of the vehicle’s parts.

If you notice that your battery is not working and appears to be swollen, your alternator could have a faulty voltage and has overcharged the battery.
Modern vehicles are controlled by many sophisticated onboard computers are more commonly known in the industry as Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) or Electronic Control Units (ECUs). In fact, some cars have over 20 different control units that are constantly reading, exchanging and manipulating data between themselves. When a module senses a problem with an electronic command, it will often override the issue by altering the parameters of the pre-programmed data without “advising” you through lights on the dash.

ECUs make these improvement processes automatically and in real time. In a closed-loop system, different sensors accumulate data from the network and send data to actuators that provide the interventions required to achieve the best outcome for the driving conditions and service item condition it has to deal with. The output of sensors tell the system what the car is doing and the contribution of new inputs back to these sensors from the ECU makes the critical amendments.

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Monday – Friday : 08:00 – 17:30
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

1715 Dandenong Road
Oakleigh East VIC 3166