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When you turn your key in the ignition do you just hear clicking sounds instead of the engine coming to life? If this is your situation, you may be wondering what causes electrical problems in cars. Electrical problems are less common in today’s cars than other kinds of problems but they are also more difficult to diagnose than most. Unlike brakes that squeak or an engine that rattles, electrical problems don’t always announce themselves in a way that is easy to understand.

The complicated nature of electrical issues generally requires the use of specialized diagnostic equipment to identify the root cause of the problem. This equipment accesses the data stored in the vehicle’s computer that indicates how the different components are operating.  It can then pinpoint the exact problem so that the required repair can be made.

The electrical system is compromised of several components including the battery, battery cables, alternator, starters, and computer system. Problems with any of these components can cause problems with the vehicle’s operation. Here are four of the most common signs there is something wrong with your vehicle’s electrical system.

  1. Car Won’t Start The most common electrical problem, this indicates there is a good chance there is a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the starters. Get your car into your auto repair shop for diagnosis and repair.
  2. Visible Damage or Leakage from the Battery Look for corrosion stains or buildup around the battery terminal, signs that the battery is leaking or nearing the end of its life.
  3. The Lights Work, But Dim While Driving If the dashboard lights or the headlights seem to dim when driving at low speeds or when the car is idling, there may be a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the voltage regulator.
  4. The car runs fine but some lights or accessories don’t work. If the light bulbs are good but don’t work, or the radio isn’t working, check the fuses. A fuse may simply need to be replaced.

Need to know more about what causes electrical problems in cars? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about starters, batteries, and alternators, and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Are you looking for quality auto electrical repair because of starting issues? Ask your mechanic at Big Lake Automotive about what causes electrical problems in cars.
09
Jan
2019

When you turn your key in the ignition do you just hear clicking sounds instead of the engine coming to life? If this is your situation, you may be wondering what causes electrical problems in cars. Electrical problems are less common in today’s cars than other kinds of problems but they are also more difficult to diagnose than most. Unlike brakes that squeak or an engine that rattles, electrical problems don’t always announce themselves in a way that is easy to understand.

The complicated nature of electrical issues generally requires the use of specialized diagnostic equipment to identify the root cause of the problem. This equipment accesses the data stored in the vehicle’s computer that indicates how the different components are operating.  It can then pinpoint the exact problem so that the required repair can be made.

The electrical system is compromised of several components including the battery, battery cables, alternator, starters, and computer system. Problems with any of these components can cause problems with the vehicle’s operation. Here are four of the most common signs there is something wrong with your vehicle’s electrical system.

  1. Car Won’t Start The most common electrical problem, this indicates there is a good chance there is a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the starters. Get your car into your auto repair shop for diagnosis and repair.
  2. Visible Damage or Leakage from the Battery Look for corrosion stains or buildup around the battery terminal, signs that the battery is leaking or nearing the end of its life.
  3. The Lights Work, But Dim While Driving If the dashboard lights or the headlights seem to dim when driving at low speeds or when the car is idling, there may be a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the voltage regulator.
  4. The car runs fine but some lights or accessories don’t work. If the light bulbs are good but don’t work, or the radio isn’t working, check the fuses. A fuse may simply need to be replaced.

Need to know more about what causes electrical problems in cars? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about starters, batteries, and alternators, and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

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