The electrical system of your vehicle powers all sort of components: from your power windows to the mix of air and fuel in your engine. This is why it is critical to pay attention to any warning signs that may indicate something needs attention:
- Difficulty Starting the Engine. No. It is not always the battery. There are many other components that get involved for the simple task of starting your engine. Check your electrical system if you have difficulty to start the car.
- Battery over 3 years old. A typical battery lasts about 5 years. If your battery is already two or three years old, it is not a bad idea to check it periodically. To replace it when it gets 4 years old is a good preventive practice, although you should also do complete check, rather than just install a new battery.
- Dim brake lights or headlights. Dim lights can reveal problems charging, or delivering power to components in your vehicle. Don’t take it lightly.
- Strange smell. Strange smells like those of melting plastic can be your last warning before a major malfunction. Burning insulation can jeopardize your safety on the road or leave you stranded. Don’t ignore it.
- Recurring blown fuses. If your car blows a fuse in a recurrent manner you should get it verified immediately, as a circuit is overcharging and the root cause needs to be found and corrected. Just replacing the fuse may contribute to additional damages if not addressed promptly.
If you think your car has an electrical problem, don’t wait. We are prepared to do an in-depth analysis, give you a precise diagnostic and repair what is needed, so you can safely get back in the highway.