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What Are The Most Common Car Electrical Problems?

Car electrical problems have become less common these days, but they are extremely tedious to identify than most of the mechanical problems. So, it is extremely crucial to rely on the experts to diagnose the problem and get the best solution for it. The complex nature of electrical problems requires advanced electrical diagnostic equipment that can access the data stored on your vehicle’s computer. This data can be used to pinpoint the exact problem and the ways to fix it.

The electrical system is comprised of a number of components including the battery, battery cables, starter, alternator and computer system. If there is a problem with any of these components, it would affect the vehicle’s operation. Here are some of the most common electrical problems that you might deal with your car.

Battery:

A flat or dead battery is one of the most common electrical problems that you may face with your car. If your car has no power and fails to start, the very first thing to check is the battery. You can confirm this by turning the headlights on. When there is a problem with the battery, the lights won’t glow at all or are very dim. If you hear a slight click, but the engine doesn’t start, it means that the battery is faulty. If nothing happens when you turn on your key, it indicates that the battery is dead.

Alternator:

The alternator plays an integral role in charging the battery when the car is running. It helps in distributing the power from the engine to the radio and headlights. When the lights on your dashboard dim or flicker, then it represents that the alternator or alternator belt is faulty or damaged. 

Starter:

Problems with starter can be diagnosed easily. As the starter manages to start the car, you will not hear the click noise. If you notice it when attempting to start the engine, then you will have to repair or replace the starter immediately.

Loose spark plugs, loose wires, blown fuses, electrical short and ignition issues are other electrical problems that might deal with a car. In such cases, you can bring your vehicle to Star Auto Group, a leading car repair shop offering a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, engine rebuilds, panel beating, air conditioning repairs, wheel alignment and much more. To know more about out services and schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us at 03 9366 3067.

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