Case Studies

Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

This vehicle was sent to us by another repair shop with the concern that it did not start, or would only start intermittently. The battery, starter, and finally the key switch were replaced in an attempt to get it to start. In fact, the starter was replaced twice. Then it was towed to our workshop.

Had the battle is recreating the problem, which it did here. Mystery? Not really for the Atlantic Motorcar Service Team, we see these cars day in and day out, we specialize in knowing, not just guessing. And when you do the same thing again and again, you become very skilled at it, and know exactly what to look for.

In this case, a badly corroded engine ground strap. See the photos? That’s the first thing we check, rather than just replacing parts. In fact, the ground strap issue can create some other problems as the electricity looks for a way to complete it’s path through the circuit with the damaged ground strap. Earlier this year we had a vehicle in which the ECM (engine computer) was damaged because of what I suspect to be a ground strap issue.

The Difference
Happy customers come back, and they bring their friends, and we make them happy, and they bring more friends. That’s the formula we’re worked on for the last 33 years. Knowledge, Integrity, Trust, those words are what each and every AMC customer deserves, and that’s what every customer gets.

There are many ethical and knowledge shops out there, judge by the reviews online, by meeting the service team, by asking friends. If you’re outside of our area (we cover Falmouth, Freeport to Camden), call and ask for a referral to one of our service network members. Your car, and your pocketbook will thank you. And so will the AMC Team.

Feel free to call or stop by find out more on how we can help you get your car back to the condition you both deserve! Earning your trust, every time you turn the car…that’s what we do…every day…for the last 30 years.

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If you have questions, or if we can be of further assistance, just call us at (207) 882-969, we’d love to meet you, and your car!

Bruce and the AMC Service Team

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