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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
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Auto Electronics Repair

Don't neglect your vehicle's electronic systems - trust our experts to repair your vehicle properly the first time around! A poor driving experience can often be related to a malfunctioning computer or driving controls. Come to Kirk Brown and Sons to ensure your vehicle is in top driving condition.

Our electronic services include:

Diagnostics
Mechanics at Kirk Brown and Sons are able to diagnose all the electronic parts in your car. For expert diagnostics services on your car's electronic devices, visit Kirk Brown and Sons today.

Check Engine Light
No one likes to see their car's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. At Kirk Brown and Sons, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 704-366-5321 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

Computer
Today, car manufacturers include at least one computer in motor vehicles. This computer's main function is to monitor and adjust engine and transmission operations. The computer receives input information from different sensors. The computer controls spark plugs, idle speed, and fuel injectors so as to get you the best possible car performance. Failure of the car computer will greatly affect the things it controls. To get the most out of your car's computer, have it evaluated regularly for updates and proper operation. If it is already failing, have it repaired or replaced. To have your car's computer handled by experts, visit Kirk Brown and Sons in Charlotte, NC 28211 today.

Computer Reflashing
Kirk Brown and Sons has state-of-the-art equipment to provide computer reflashing to our customers in the Charlotte area. The primary reason to reflash a computer (which basically means updating or reinstalling its software) is that an update has been issued by the manufacturer. It's a very simple procedure, and there may be minor updates that the car hasn't had. The manufacturer may have tweaked the transmission-shifting algorithm or some other parameters that are not crucial but may bring slight improvements to drivability, mileage or emissions. Since auto manufacturers are coming out with automobile updates every day, there may be a reprogram available for your vehicle. Stop by Kirk Brown and Sons or call us at 704-366-5321 to schedule an appointment!

Drivability
Drivability is the degree of smoothness and steadiness of your car's acceleration. Most modern cars are fitted with on-board computers that continuously check the readings from various sensors. In case of drivability problems, you will receive a warning message on your car's dashboard. To have your car diagnosed for drivability issues, visit Kirk Brown and Sons in Charlotte, NC 28211 today. At Kirk Brown and Sons, we have the necessary tools, training, and technology to diagnose and address your car's drivability issues.

Engine Controls
Basically, an engine control system is an on-board computer in your car. Like all computers, the engine controls are composed of hardware and software. Automotive engine control systems are responsible for regulating exhaust emissions, and providing increased fuel economy. To get the best out of your car's incredibly powerful technology, make sure engine controls are working properly. To check if your car's engine controls are working properly, call Kirk Brown and Sons today.


What Our Customers Are Saying

I've been to a lot of auto shops. None comes close to the kind of service you get from Kirk Brown.

I have trusted Kirk Brown with my auto service needs for over 20 years. They are thorough, informed about my Volvo, and do not make unnecessary repairs.

Always a good experience, fast and friendly service. Prices are very fair and you always get honest answers.

Excellent service, clear communication, very thorough.


-Michelle R.

Awesome. We took a car there we were considering buying and they checked it out for us. They did a very thorough job.


-Marsha G.

There service was excellent, they checked out my car found the problem. I will be recommending them to anyone I know, they were honest and upfront about the work I needed done.


-Michael W.

Personable, hard-working, and efficient. So glad I have them. Highly recommend.


-Caitlin S.

Overall a good job getting the Jeep to pass inspection, however 2 small issues did stop me giving top marks. 1) The vacuum line to the cabs air vent control had a filter put in (good) however it was put in backwards so none of the vents worked till I flipped it round the right way. 2) I assume to replace the Intake manifold the A/C compressor had to be moved/disconnected because someone for got to re-charge the system afterwards. Not a major problem I had a can of refrigerant in the garage however it did take a while to recharge the system and damn that can gets cold. Not to detract from the otherwise great job they did. I also appreciate the extra effort they went to when sourcing a used manifold online (to help keep the bill down). Needless to say I will be taking both the scion and the Jeep back for inspection next year


-James S.

My car suddenly evacuated all of its coolant, thankfully from behind the radiator and not from the radiator itself. Thinking I had a simple punctured lower hose, but not having ramps to look & work on it myself, I took my car to Kirk Brown & Sons this afternoon after dumping some water in the reservoir. They were able to put it up immediately and diagnose the problem - obnoxiously, the heater core had blown. I was surprised when they offered me both reasonable solutions to the problem - replace the heater core or simply bypass it. Most places wouldn't have offered the latter solution, since it's much cheaper. Still, I opted for the former, since I wanted the heat to work in my car. Bill White, the gentleman I dealt with there, was very honest and straightforward, and gave me a fair price to replace the core and the connector hoses, which he was able to obtain today, getting my car back to me in just over four hours. I highly recommend this auto shop; in a sea of shady mechanics, I was duly impressed by the square deal and speedy turnaround I received here.


-Ian F.

We have relied on them for years (nearly two decades). They always deliver excellent service with integrity. In addition, they are really great mechanics and diagnosticians. For example, we recently took our 2006 Toyota van to them when it began to shift roughly and display the "check engine" light. The local Toyota dealer read the OBD2 code and, in less than 30 minutes of "diagnostic" time, decided a $6500 transmission was needed. BIll and his colleagues were not convinced, and took the time to actually diagnose the problem, which turned out to be not the transmission, but rather a combination of a bad computer and weak signal from one of the sensors. They made the repairs, and they were spot on. The transmission was and is fine, and the problems went away.


-Rodney A.

The guys at Kirk Brown are awesome. It's a family business with a long, long history of serving Cotswold well. They're fair, honest, friendly and dependable. A real pleasure. I mean seriously, when was the last time you saw ANYTHING on Google with a 30/30 rating? The finest restaurants in town barely top 25. Kirk Brown deserves it. Don't go anywhere else.


-Kenneth S.

This could be the best auto shop in Charlotte. The guys at Kirk and Sons make you feel like a welcome customer from your first visit. They do NOT try to oversell you on getting more work done than is necessary. I brought my car in with an accelerator sensor issue- Autozone quoted me $200 for the part alone to fix this issue. When I brought it in to Joey he took a look and decided that by simply cleaning the attached throttle box the sensor could function properly. A few hours later (they were slammed that day) I get a call from Joey that the throttle box had been cleaned and the car tested for 20 miles without incident. These guys are quick, professional, and are native English speakers which can help when trying to navigate the confusing world of auto repairs.


-Robert S.

Great shop! They know how to truly repair cars.


-Jay K.

Fantastic, knowledgeable people who you can TRUST! !!


-Murphy C.

My family and I have taken many vehicles to this shop. They are always kind and understanding and patient. They don't mind explaining what the problem is and they always let you know upfront what the cost is going to be. I would and will recommend them to anyone in need of an honest fair mechanic!


-Beth H.

What a great shop!!! Fast, friendly, they know what they do, they fix nearly everything a dealer would do, but cheaper. They do not sneak around wrong and high prices. Had my car there for some repairs and I was always happy after that. Trustworthy!


-Chiffre N.

I can't believe how lucky I got to have found a great place to service my car in the Charlotte area. Joey and his family have consistently done quality repairs on my car, flexible with time, and have given me rides back to my house instead of hanging around the shop for hours. Unfortunately, I've moved out of NC, but if I'm in town they will definitely be checking my car. A hidden gem of Charlotte!


-Johanna S.
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