Signs of Electrical Problems in My Automobile

Automobile electrical problems can be overwhelming, but we are here to help. If your vehicle is having electrical problems, call our auto repair shop to schedule an appointment. We will inspect the electrical system thoroughly to find the cause of the electrical problem. Once we find it, we will provide you with a detailed estimate to repair the issue for your approval. The following are signs that your vehicle has an electrical problem that needs our attention.

Blown Fuses

If you are getting frustrated because you have to change the fuses in the fuse box constantly, the electrical system is most likely overloaded. Unfortunately, this can happen if the alternator malfunctions and produces too much electricity. As with any system overload, the associated fuse will blow to cut the electricity and prevent an electrical fire.

Burning Plastic

You may also smell burning plastic if your electrical system is overheating. This means that the wires are too hot and they are heating up their rubber insulation. You may smell the burning plastic or wire odors inside your automobile or coming from the engine. To avoid starting an electrical fire, pull over and call for a tow truck to bring your automobile to our shop.

Dead Battery

A dead battery can also be a sign of an electrical problem, especially if the battery is new. The battery will die frequently if the alternator can no longer charge it. It will also die frequently if you have a phantom electrical drain that is pulling the charge out of the battery.

Dead Engine

Naturally, if you have a dead battery, it will be difficult to get your engine started. Again, this can be a sign that there is an electrical problem that is draining the battery. It can also be a sign that you’ve got a problem with the electricity going to the starter. Your engine will not start without the starter because the starter turns over the engine for engine combustion.


Finally, you may start to have problems with your vehicle’s accessories if there is an electrical system issue. For example, you may struggle to see at night because the lights are dimmer than they normally are. You may also notice that the power windows and seats have slowed down. In addition, you may have problems with other vehicle accessories.

Again, give us a call to schedule an appointment for your automobile so we can find the electrical problem and fix it.

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