Auto Electricians

What Does a Car Electrician Do?

Car electricians work mostly in dealer workshops or independent auto mechanics diagnosing and repairing faulty electrical components in motor vehicles. As vehicle electrical systems become more complex and feature advanced electronic components and accessories, the role of car electricians becomes more important. An experienced car electrician may work as an independent contractor or offer specialist services to car owner and auto service centers.


Car electricians have the knowledge and skills required to repair faulty vehicle electrical components and systems including battery, wiring, charging systems, fuel injection, heating and air conditioning system, lighting and indicators. Some auto electricians specialize in installing and repairing sophisticated vehicle entertainment systems including video players, navigation and radios.


One of the min roles of car electricians is fault diagnosis. This involves meeting vehicle owners to discuss their problems and carrying out tests to identify the problem. If your vehicle has problems starting or experiences intermittent running faults, an auto electrician can help you solve this problem by using specialist skills and tools to diagnose the problem in the engine, fuel injection or ignition. Diagnosing vehicles with braking problems that are not caused by mechanical faults may involve diagnosing the vehicle anti-lock braking system. Auto electricians also test batteries and charging system to ensure that electrical components receive the correct voltage.


If there is one thing that auto electricians do so often is testing vehicle lighting systems to ensure that they operate as required. Car electricians test headlight beams to ensure that they are properly aligned and can produce the required light intensity. In addition, auto electricians fit additional lighting components including fog and emergency lights and ensure that the new components work and are correctly connected to the electrical system.


Once auto electricians identify a problem with vehicle electrical components, they estimate the cost of repairing and replacing the faulty components. If an auto electrician is unable to repair extensive or expensive computerized components, he/she would advise the vehicle owner of the cost before ordering replacements. Once the replacement or repairs have been completed, the auto electrician will test the new components to ensure that they operate as required. Testing new electrical components may involve carrying out tests on the road in addition to workshop tests.


Car electricians perform many installation tasks including installing new electrical components and accessories. They have the knowledge and skills to replace for instance, newer versions of entertainment systems or navigation systems.

Salary of Car Electricians

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, car electricians earned an average annual salary of $55,890 by 2016. The lowest earning 25 percentile car electricians earned $45,100 per year, which means that two thirds of auto electricians earned more than that. There were 135,000 auto electricians in the U.S. by 2016.

If you love cars and electrical systems, working as an auto electrician can be a great career path for you. Car electricians play important roles in the maintenance and repair of vehicle electrical components. This job is suitable for people with great mechanical skills and passion for vehicles.

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Cockroaches and Pest control

Why are Cockroaches are considered Pests.

Cockroaches are a species of bug that is found around the world.  Their is 30 different types that are common and of that 30 4 are considered pests.  The German, American, Australian and Oriental cockroaches, are considered pests by most accounts.  A insect is considered a pest if it is detrimental to humans or human interests such as livestock, crops, or forests.  Cockroaches are especially difficult to deal with as they are a resilient insect that can survive very harsh environments.  Some species can survive in -180 degrees celcius, and with out food and water for weeks.

Cockroach diet

Cockroaches are omnivorous.  That’s why they will eat all the weird stuff they find in your house.  Some Cockroaches like to eat wood and cellulose fibers.  The very materials found inside your walls.  Old food, clothes, books, even toothpaste is all on the daily diet if they can find it.  They will set up shop near  the source of food for to make it easy for themselves.

Cockroach effects on humans

So if you happen to find evidence of Cockroaches in your home, on top of the fact they could be doing damage to the structure itself, they also can carry diseases with them.  E.coli and salmonella are just two of the deadly types of bacteria and that is not all.  their is a type of protein, tropomyosin, that is carried by cockroaches that can trigger asthma.  It has been reported that in some cities in North America that large cockroach populations has increased Asthma frequency.  Cockroaches are also known to burrow into the human ear and cause complications including hearing loss.  So, if you suspect that you have cockroaches inside your home, then you should contact a professional exterminator in Edmonton right away.

Prevention tips

Clean your home frequently.

Wash and inspect under the kitchen sink.  Cockroaches like dark places and are nocturnal.

Food particles left out are a welcome invitation.

Vacuum thoroughly.  Yes use all those funky attachments that come with the machine and get into those corners.  Move your furniture around and get those spots as well.

Clean up any moisture or water.

Seal up any openings into the home.

If you see any signs or evidence of cockroaches in your home, don’t hesitate to call a professional pest control company.  Exterminators are trained and equipped to deal with these types of problems.  They bring with them the ability to tackle the problems when they are small and manageable, before they become overwhelming.

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