As technology progresses and is integrated into our vehicles, the electrical systems in our cars are becoming more intricate and complex. Of all the components, electrical issues are one of the hardest to diagnose as some issues may not be obvious and go undetected for some time. With that in mind, it is important to be aware of the possible issues you may have with your car to know when a car electrical repair service is needed.
Here are four of the most common car electrical repair issues:
A dead battery is one of the most common issues that require a car electrical repair. A flat engine is usually the first clue of an electrical issue. A great way to check if it is an issue with the battery is to try and turn on the headlights. If the headlights do not work or appear very dim, it is most likely a battery issue. Car electrical repair of the battery can be as simple as replacing the battery and checking the battery cables for corrosion.
If your headlights are dim and it is not a battery issue, it may be an issue with the alternator or the voltage regulator. If the voltage of a vehicle drops below a level, it may cause the vehicle to stop running. A loose alternator belt can prevent your alternator from running efficiently. A damaged or broken alternator impacts the car’s function to charge the battery while the car is running.
Issues with the starter
This is one of easiest problems to diagnose and occurs when you do not hear the click noise when you attempt to start the engine. This means that the starter cannot get enough current flow. Issues with starter usually occur with older vehicles with higher mileage. A car electrical repair service can fix this issue by repairing or replacing the starter.
If a car is experiencing an electrical issue, it may be an issue with the fuse. Fuses can overheat, melt or even blow. Blown fuses are a result of the wiring drawing in an excess of current. Reasons for a blown fuse include fixing the car with a fuse that is higher than the required amperage.
The complicated nature of a car electrical repair requires the use of a professional to properly diagnose the issue at hand. Electroworx provide a full scope of electrical work for vehicles of all models and makes. Contact us for your next diagnosis.