Auto Electric Service in Rochester, MN

Our Auto Electrical Diagnostic Process

The condition of your engine, brakes, suspension, and everything else on your car doesn’t matter much if you can’t start it in the first place. Your vehicle’s electrical system not only powers many components during operation, it’s also what gets the spark plugs to spark, and ignite the fuel. A sluggish or fading electrical system will lead to failures to start, failures to charge, and leave you stranded. Before that happens, bring your vehicle into Tilson’s Auto Repair for your auto electrical repairs and servicing. We are a trusted shop that has been part of the Rochester community since 1983, providing honest, affordable vehicle service and repairs using experience and modern auto computer diagnostics. The good news is, your vehicle will give you warning signs that can signal you to bring your vehicle in, before you get stranded in a parking lot in the cold Minnesota winters.

Warning signs:

  • Difficulty cranking the engine
  • Dim headlights or brake lights
  • Strange odors such as melting plastics or melting insulation
  • Blown fuses
  • Check engine light is on
  • Swelling or bloated battery case

Thorough Inspections By ASE-Certified Technicians using the Latest Diagnostic Tools

Our ASE-Certified technicians at Tilson’s Auto Repair have a number of tools at their disposal to diagnose the problems with your vehicle, including voltmeters and the latest in auto computer diagnostics. Combined with thorough visual and mechanical inspection, we can determine the necessary repairs as well as any problems that may have been caused by any malfunctions. From foreigns to domestics, Audi or Hyundai to Ford and Chevy, our technicians know their ways around the electrical systems of all types of cars on the road – and this goes a long way in spotting an issue quickly and eliminating guesswork.

Inspection and testing of:







      Wiring and terminals


    Other components as necessary

Comprehensive and Honest Overviews

We want to make sure you are involved in the process, and that you completely understand the repairs and auto electrical services we are recommending. That’s why we provide a comprehensive overview of the issues we find, in order to provide a high level of transparency. We feel that educating car owners is part of the service we provide, so they know what is going on now and in the future with their vehicle. We can explain everything, from what we see from the visual inspections to how our auto computer diagnostics work. Tilson’s technicians will always be available to answer any questions – if there is anything you don’t understand about the process or repairs, they will get you an answer.

No-Pressure Repair Recommendations

At Tilson’s, we know the folks of Rochester and the rest of Olmsted County aren’t fans of high-pressure sales. We aren’t fans of high-pressure sales ourselves – which is why we promise never to pressure you into auto electrical repairs that are too expensive, or unnecessary. Our technicians will point out which are the most important, and which may need immediate attention, but will not push you to act right away. It is part of what has made us such a trusted vehicle service provider.

Repairs Performed with Quality Parts

While experience is a big part of performing auto electrical repairs, using quality parts is just as important. At Tilson’s Auto Repair, we won’t put anything in your car that we wouldn’t put in our own. We use OEM and high-quality aftermarket parts that will help to prolong the life of your car, keeping it on the road for plenty of miles to come.


Always amazing service and very professional. Always get serviced quickly and for a fair price, their shuttle is very convenient if you have to do other things while getting your car fixed. I was recommended by a friend and will definitely be returning and recommending them to friends and family. Keep up the great work guys!!

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Julie T.

Rochester, MN

No Question Is Too Big or Too Small

When you want your vehicle worked on at a family-oriented, dependable, trustworthy shop with years of experience, there is only one place to go - Tilson’s Auto Repair. Let us help you with your auto repair, or any other vehicle services you may need, at our clean, modern shop at 1740 South Broadway Avenue in Rochester, Minnesota. Give us a call at (507) 282-4924 or schedule use our online form to schedule an appointment with us today!

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