Auto Electrical Repair And services in Pietermaritzburg

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DCB offer the best auto electrical repair and services in Pietermaritzburg.  Over the 35 years since we opened up, we have seen how electronic technology has helped to change the way we live our lives. Most of todays vehicles are managed by very sophisticated electronic systems that interact with each other. If there is a miss communication amongst these systems it may result in damage to parts and wiring. At DCB Auto Electrical we have the equipment and specialist technicians to check and repair all of these systems.

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Phone us on 033-342-6815 or fill in our Contact Form and we will contact you!

Ignition System

The ignition system is responsible for igniting the mixture of fuel and air inside your engine. The ignition is the electronic system between your key and your engine. When you turn the ignition on with your key, the battery sends power to the ignition coil. This coil transforms the low energy of electricity coming from the battery into high energy. This energy then goes to a distributer which then distributes this energy to your spark plugs. The plug then sparks at a very precise time using this high energy and this is what ignites the air and fuel thus allowing your engine to start.

Major Components and Services for the Ignition System

  • Power Supply – Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Keys / Key Coding
  • Electronic Distributors, Coils, Modules
  • Spark plugs
  • Computer Box Repair / Replace
  • Testing, Wiring and Repair
  • Spares

“Here at DCB Auto Electrical we service, replace or repair Ignition systems for all makes and models of vehicles.”

Starting System

The engine has to be in motion for the air and fuel to ignite. The starting system is a combination of components that electro mechanically turn the engine, allowing it to start. The starter gets a high electric current through thick battery cables connected directly to the battery. When the starter motor is activated, its electric motor inside turns at a high and powerful speed. An electro-magnetic switch known as a solenoid gets activated and is connected to a special gear (bendix) that spins with the electric motor. The solenoid pushes the turning gear into the vehicles engine which makes the engine turn, allowing it to start. 

Auto electrical repair and services in Pietermaritzburg for the Starting System

  • New Complete Starter – 12 months warranty
  • Exchange Units – 6 months warranty
  • Solenoids
  • Armatures
  • Bendix / Bendix Recon
  • Field Coils
  • Specialised Testing Equipment with a Print Out Report
  • Wiring and Repair
  • Spares 

“Here at DCB Auto Electrical we service, replace or repair Starting systems for all makes and models of vehicles.”

Charging System

The electrical system requires a constant supply of electric current for the operation of all the electronic components. IE, lights, indicators, switches, windows, radio, ect. The energy is provided by the battery in your vehicle. The charging system ensures that while the engine is running, the battery is being fully charged up. The battery gets charged by a small generator called an alternator. When there is a fault in your charging system, the alternator stops charging the battery. The battery will very soon go flat and your car won’t start.

Major Components and Services for the Charging System

  • New Alternators – 12 months warranty
  • Exchange Units – 6 months warranty
  • Alternator Stator
  • Alternator Rotor
  • Voltage Regulator
  •  Specialised Testing Equipment with a Print Out Report
  • Wiring and Repair
  • Spares

“Here at DCB Auto Electrical we service, replace or repair Charging systems for all makes and models of vehicles.”

auto electrical repair and services in Pietermaritzburg Also For:


- Golf Carts - Electric Wheelchairs - Motorcycles and Quads
- Side by Sides (UTV) - Competition Vehicles

We have a full electrical test bench + electronic test equipment for all auto electrical components.

auto electrical repair and services in pietermaritzburg

Lighting System

The lighting system of your car is made up of lighting and indication components that are imbedded in the front, sides and rear of the vehicle. The lighting system lights up the roadway so you can see your surroundings and where you are driving. It brightens up your vehicle so that it is visible to other drivers. There are also lights that are for the interior of the vehicle such as lamp lights to brighten up the inside of the car when it is dark.

Major Components and Services for the Lighting System

  • Head Lights Including Xenon
  • Head Lights Focusing
  • Fog lights
  • Brake lights
  • Indicator / Signal Lights
  • Warning  LED Lights
  • Trailer Lights
  •  Testing, Wiring and Repair
  • Spares

“Here at DCB Auto Electrical we service, replace or repair Lighting systems for all makes and models of vehicles.”

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

An electronic fuel injection system is controlled by a small but complex computer processor called an engine control unit or ECU. This small computer reads information sent from a number of sensors mounted on the engine and exhaust. It receives information such as engine speed, engine temperature, throttle / accelerator position, exhaust gases, air pressure, and air temperature. This information constantly changes as you drive your vehicle and the ECU works out exactly how much fuel needs to be injected into the engine. This computed information is processed in a fraction of a second. The ECU actuates an electro-magnetic switch inside the injector which allows less or more fuel to flow to the engine cylinders.

Auto electrical repair and services in Pietermaritzburg for Electronic Fuel Injection

  • Fault Finding & Diagnostics 
  • For Petrol & Diesel
  • New Injectors
  • Ultrasonic cleaning of Injectors
  • New Engine Control Unit (ECU)
  •  Servicing and Repair of EFI 
  • Wiring of EFI System

“Here at DCB Auto Electrical we service, replace or repair Electronic Fuel Injection systems for all makes and models of vehicles.”

Computer Diagnostics

Most vehicles these days are managed by sophisticated computers called ECU’s or referred to as a computer box. With our digital diagnostic / scanning tools and programs, we can connect into your cars computer system, and see what the problem is. Sometimes we only have to clear error codes, and other times we have to replace or repair a fault somewhere in the electrical system before we can clear error codes. We constantly stay up to date with new diagnostic equipment as technology in cars improve every year and we as leaders of our industry provide the best service possible for all makes and models.

We  Use Computer Diagnostics To reveal the following problems:

  • Engine Problems
  • Transmission Problems
  • Exhaust Problems
  • Brake Problems
  • Fuel Injector Problems
  • Air Flow Problems
  • Ignition Problems
  • Throttle Problems
  • Checking and Clearing Fault Codes
  • Restoring Factory Settings

“Here at DCB Auto Electrical we use computer diagnostics so we can repair all makes and models of modern vehicles.”

DCB Auto Electrical is the leading auto electrical repair and service center in Pietermaritzburg.

Phone us on 033-342-6815 or fill in our Contact Form and we will contact you!