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4 Ways You Can Tell Your Car Has Auto Electrical Issues

One of the typical auto electrical issues with vehicles is when the battery stops working. Most people get another car battery to jumpstart theirs and assume the problem is solved. However, many other electrical issues could damage your vehicle if you are not careful. Here are typical signs that your car has auto electrical issues that need help from a mechanic

When the Engine Will Not Crank

Your vehicle engine can refuse to crank for several reasons. The first and most common is when the battery fails. However, if the battery is working and you still experience the problem, check the starter for an electrical drain. Often, a failing starter overworks the battery and leaves it without charge to start the car in the morning. You can tell you have a failed starter due to an electrical drain when you turn the key in the ignition, and instead of your car turning on, it simply clicks. Take the vehicle to an auto mechanic for an assessment. They will help you repair or replace the part causing the electrical drain, which will restore your engine functionality.

When the Battery Has Issues

The battery stores all the electrical charge to start the ignition, play music and light up the vehicle. A good car battery should serve you for three to five years before you need to replace it. If your battery is older than five years, that is the first indication that you have to replace it. Similarly, if it has corroded terminals, a low level of fluid, and other minor issues, you can service and repair it instead of replacing it. An auto-electrical expert can help you assess your battery so you can decide between repairing and replacing it.

When Electrical Components Slow Down

The behaviour of the head and tail lights is another indicator that you need to check the vehicle's electrical system. If the lights flicker and grow dim when the car is running, it means a part of the electrical system is damaged and needs repairs. Similarly, power windows and cabin lights can flicker and stop when you have a problem.

When You Have Hot and Burning Odours

All electrical wiring inside your vehicle comes wrapped in rubber. If you smell burning rubber as you drive, it is an indication that the current is leaking. Stop and kill the engine immediately, and then get an auto mechanic.

These are issues that you can resolve with an auto mechanic. Watch out for signs of trouble and contact a professional for immediate repairs.

About Me

Making Your Car Service Fun

Hello! My name is Richard and this is my new blog. I used to hate servicing my car. I would avoid doing it if possible. The idea of getting my hands dirty and covered in oil. However, all of this changed when I made friends with the local mechanic when I was drinking in the pub. He invited me to hang out with him at his auto repair shop and he explained how to make servicing your car fun. Since then, I have been taking a big interest in maintaining my car. I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining.


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