These days, cars have very complex electrical and ignition systems. It is not uncommon for a modern car to experience electrical problems at some point in its lifetime. Here’s how you can tell if your car’s electrical system requires an inspection from the auto repair experts.
Power Windows or Sunroof Malfunctions
If your car’s windows or sunroof stop working, but features such as your car radio are still operational, it’s likely that you have an electrical problem on your hands. An auto repair shop will be able to conduct the tests and repairs necessary to get the issue fixed.
Dim or Unresponsive Instrument Cluster
This issue could point to a malfunctioning alternator, which is the component of your car that is responsible for turning the engine’s mechanical energy into electricity that the features and accessories of your car need to run.
Your car’s alternator is also supposed keep your car’s battery fully charged. If you’ve recently purchased a new battery that loses its charge quickly, your car’s alternator may need to be replaced. To be sure, visit an auto repair shop for the appropriate tests.
Dimmed or Dark Headlights or Taillights
If the car’s headlights and taillights are out or dimming, it’s possible that there is a circuitry problem. Visit an auto repair shop to have the issue diagnosed and fixed before you compromise your safety on the road.
Your car might have trouble starting due to a fuse problem, a dead battery, a bad alternator, or even a problem with the fuel system. The most efficient way to isolate the cause of the issue is to have it diagnosed by auto repair professionals.
For high-quality auto maintenance and repair, come to Casey Automotive. We have three locations in the Northwest Chicago area and are proud to say that we’ve been serving customers in Chicago for over 35 years. Give us a call at (866) 709-3522 for more information.